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Homework Update

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

We have been reviewing our Homework Policy at Parkside and would like to take this opportunity to provide further clarification of our expectations for homework at Parkside and the changes that are being made. As a teaching team we have reflected on the homework expectations and requirements and concluded on what would have the best impact in terms of learning progress for our children.  In addition to the academic progress that homework supports we also believe that it teaches children to be independent, to take initiative, responsibility for the completion of a task and helps children to develop a sense of self-discipline.

 

From Monday 17th January the children will be receiving the homework as outlined below. Children will be given a paper copy of their homework on their allocated day. Homework will be reviewed with the children so that timely feedback can be given.

 

EYFS (Reception)

Reading – Celebratory read of a decodable book: sent on a Thursday for a week. Read at least four times a week at home for 5/10 minutes, (sticker rewarded if complete) Reading diary will be checked on Thursday when changed.

Library book shared reading book once a week.

 

Spelling – When the children are ready to access spelling they will be given 3 tricky word spellings that they have focused on in the phonics sessions. Children will share their spellings with a teacher on a weekly basis.

 

Maths – Mental Maths homework grid. Sent on a Thursday. Accessed at least four times a week at home for 5 minutes,

Year 1

Reading – Celebratory read of decodable book: At least four times a week and reading diary signed by parents, (Dojo rewarded if complete), Reading for Pleasure library book Reading diary will be checked on Friday.

 

Spellings – Give out spellings on a Monday, check spellings on Wednesday during independent practise and test on a Friday.

 

Phonics – Phonics pack sent weekly- this will focus on the sounds taught in the classroom or target sounds for your child.

 

Maths – The children will receive Mathematics based questions every other week. The questions will focus on the learning that has taken place that week so should be rehearsal for the children.

Homework will be given on a Thursday and needs to be returned by Monday.

Year 2

Reading – Celebratory read of decodable book: At least four times a week and reading diary signed by parents, (Dojo rewarded if complete), Reading for Pleasure library book. Reading diaries checked on a Friday.

 

Spellings – Give out spellings on a Monday, check spellings on Wednesday during independent practise and test on a Friday.

 

Maths/English – The children will receive either English or Mathematics based questions, these will be alternated each week. The questions will focus on the learning that has taken place that week so should be rehearsal for the children.

Homework will be given on a Thursday and needs to be returned by Monday.

Year 3

Reading – Children must read their reading book at least four times a week The reading diary can be filled in by the children but must have an overall parent signature. We would still very much encourage you to hear your children read aloud at this stage in their reading journey (Dojo given if all 4 reads are completed)  Staff will check reading diaries on a Friday.

 

Spellings – Give out spellings on a Monday, check spellings on Wednesday during independent practise and test on a Friday.

 

Maths/English –. The children will receive either English or Mathematics based questions, these will be alternated each week. The questions will focus on the learning that has taken place that week so should be rehearsal for the children.

Homework will be given on a Thursday and needs to be returned by Monday.

Year 4

Reading – Children must read their reading book at least four times a week The reading diary can be filled in by the children but must have an overall parent signature. We would still very much encourage you to hear your children read aloud at this stage in their reading journey (Dojo given if all 4 reads are completed)  Staff will check reading diaries on a Friday.

 

Spellings – Give out spellings on a Monday, check spellings on Wednesday during independent practise and test on a Friday.

 

Multiplication- TT Rockstar sheet sent home on Monday and checked on a Friday. This will support your children to acquire the quick recall of their multiplication facts required by the end of Year 4.

 

Maths/English –. The children will receive either English or Mathematics based questions, these will be alternated each week. The questions will focus on the learning that has taken place that week so should be rehearsal for the children.

Homework will be given on a Thursday and needs to be returned by Monday.

Year 5

Reading – Children must read their reading book at least four times a week,  the reading diary can be filled in by the children but must have an overall parent signature. We would still very much encourage you to hear your children read aloud at this stage in their reading journey (Dojo given if all 4 reads are completed) Staff will check reading diaries on a Friday.

 

Spellings – Give out spellings on a Monday, check spellings on Wednesday during independent practise and test on a Friday.

 

Maths/English –. The children will receive either English or Mathematics based questions, these will be alternated each week. The questions will focus on the learning that has taken place that week so should be rehearsal for the children.

Homework will be given on a Thursday and needs to be returned by Monday.

 

Year 6

Reading – Children must read their reading book at least four times a week The reading diary can be filled in by the children but must have an overall parent signature. We would still very much encourage you to hear your children read aloud at this stage in their reading journey (Dojo given if all 4 reads are completed)  Staff will check reading diaries on a Friday.

 

Spellings – Give out spellings on a Monday, check spellings on Wednesday during independent practise and test on a Friday.

 

Maths/English –Children will use the CPG books every other day up until February half term and then daily from March onwards. This will be revision work to support their learning in Year Six and the Year Six SATS.

Homework will be marked and feedback given on a daily basis.

 

We thank you for your continued support in your children’s learning. If you have any questions regarding your child’s homework, need further support or if you are concerned that homework is being given inconsistently, please do not hesitate to speak with your child’s teacher. If you have further questions or concerns please do not hesitate to get in contact.

 

Kind regards

Mr G Bennett

Deputy Headteacher and Curriculum Lead

 

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