HOMEWORK GUIDELINES FOR PUPILS AND PARENTS
At the Grammar Junior School we believe homework plays an important part in a child’s attainment, however we also acknowledge the important role of play and free time in a child’s growth and development.
- Homework is based on work covered in class. Children are not given work that they have not covered in class unless it is a project.
- Children are given homework daily but not on Fridays.
- Homework reinforces classroom learning and contributes to children’s progress in school. We believe homework raises achievement and provides opportunities to practise skills such as reading, spelling and creative writing at home.
- Homework helps children become independent and organised learners. Moreover, it promotes an effective home/school partnership.
- Homework for KS1 should largely consist of regular Reading, Spelling, Phonics and Mathematics. Homework for KS2 consists of regular Reading, Writing, Comprehension and projects in History, Geography and Science.
- Parents should listen to their children read daily for at least 15 minutes, discuss the stories and ask questions about the characters and plot.
Children write their homework in their homework/contact exercise book and it may also be found on the class website (weebly) which is uploaded daily by their teachers.
Suggested time spent on homework daily:
Classes 1, 2: 35 minutes – 45 minutes
Classes 3, 4: 1 hour
Classes 5, 6: 1 ½ hours