Holy Trinity CofE Primary School (Merton)

Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

Homework

At Holy Trinity we believe that homework should not dominate home and school life. We accept that not every activity will capture children and parents’ imaginations and that weekends can sometimes be busy. We believe that compulsory homework should be concise and the main purpose should be to consolidate learning taking place in school, embedding and reinforcing key skills. In addition, optional activities are provided to extend and challenge pupils if they choose to do so.

All classes give out weekly homework on a Friday. If it is a piece that needs handing in, it is expected to be returned by the following Wednesday.
 
The work will always have been explained and discussed in class before coming home; it may be a continuation of class work or the opportunity to rehearse and reinforce skills and knowledge.

 

Homework Tasks and Time

The table below provides the agreed amount of homework for children. The children will use homework books to record the tasks and verbal or written feedback will be given as appropriate.

 

 

Reading minutes per night

Practise nightly

Weekly Homework Areas

Foundation

10+

Keywords

Number Facts

Show and Tell Prep

Year 1

10+

Keywords

Number Facts

One piece of Maths or English (15 mins)

Year 2

15+

Spelling

Number Facts

One piece of Maths or English (20 mins)

Year 3

15+

Spelling

Number Facts

Maths (20 mins)

English (20 mins)

Year 4

20+

Spelling

Number Facts

Maths (20 mins)

English (20 mins)

Year 5

20+

Spelling

Number Facts

Maths (30 mins)

English (30 mins)

Year 6

20+

Spelling

Number Facts

Maths (40 mins)

English (40 mins)

 

Daily practice of keywords, spelling and number facts should be quick and fun. This could be parents and children testing each other, playing games (cards, dominoes, dice), iPad apps, songs or even when shopping. Number facts may take the form of number bonds to 10, 20 or 100, doubling and halving facts, times tables or other aspects of mental arithmetic.

 

Pupils are given a reading record to record their reading at home and for parents to make comments. It is expected that this is completed at least three times a week.