Homework

"Achieving our best by working together"

At Godfrey Ermen we strongly believe that parents’ interest in, and assistance with, schoolwork at home has a beneficial effect on children’s learning: it helps to strengthen the links between school and home and has a positive impact on children’s attitude to work.

 

We have, therefore, prepared this guide so that you will know when homework is to be expected, and can ensure that your child completes the work set to the best of his/her ability.  If your child cannot complete the homework then please send a short note of explanation to their class teacher.

OUTLINE OF HOMEWORK

 

SUGGESTED TIME

EACH EVENING

WHEN SHOULD

HOMEWORK BE DONE?

Reception

Once the children have settled...

Daily reading task in Home/ School Book

Phonic activities & games

Learning Journey activities

10 minutes

Daily monitoring of reading

KS1: Year 1 & Year 2

Daily reading task in Reading Record Book

Counting and learning 2x, 3x, 5x and 10x tables

Key Skill Check Test

Learn weekly spellings

Topic work challenges
10-15 minutes

Daily monitoring of reading

 

Homework out Wednesday

To be returned Monday

Lower KS2: Year 3 & Year 4

Daily reading task in Reading Record Book

Learn all tables

Key Skill Check Test

Learn weekly spellings

Topic work challenges
20-30 minutes

Daily monitoring of reading

 

Homework out Wednesday

To be returned Monday

Upper KS2: Year 5 & Year 6        Daily reading task in Reading Record Book

Reading Journal activity

Revise all x and ÷ facts

Key Skill Check Test

CPG Maths

CPG Grammar

Learn weekly spellings

Personal project work 
 30+ minutes

Daily monitoring of reading

 

Homework out Wednesday

To be returned Monday

As you can see, as your child gets older they will receive more homework and will be expected to spend more time on it each evening.  However, in all classes we expect all reading books to be returned every day whether the task has been completed or not.

 

Extra work may be set, at the teacher’s discretion.  Children with Special Educational Needs may receive homework related to specific curriculum areas, which will help them to consolidate, develop and extend their knowledge and skills.

 

Teachers are always willing to help, advise and provide practical activities should the need arise.  If there are any problems please contact the class teacher, who will be glad to help.

 

Our school is proud to be part of the Children's University Trust.

The Children's University (CU) Trust is a charitable trust that provides 7 to 14 year olds with exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside normal school hours. We celebrate achievement and reward participation through our certificates. Raising children's aspirations is important to us and we aim to develop the understanding that learning can be "...a satellite navigation system to better places in life…".

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