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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Homework

 

Homework is a very important part of a child’s education and can add much to a child’s development. The government made clear its commitment to homework in the 1997 White Paper Excellence in Schools, where homework was described as ‘an essential part of good education’. We recognise that the educational experience that any school by itself can provide is limited by the time and resources available; children can therefore benefit greatly from the complementary learning that they do at home. Indeed, we see homework as an important example of cooperation between teachers and parents. One of the aims of our teaching is for children to develop as independent learners, and we believe that doing homework is one of the main ways in which children can acquire the skill of independent learning.

Homework plays a positive role in raising a child’s level of attainment. However, we also acknowledge the important role of play and free time in a child’s growth and development. While homework is important, it should not prevent children from taking part in the activities of various out-of-school clubs and of other organisations that play an important part in the lives of our pupils. We are well aware that children spend more time at home than at school, and we believe they develop their interests and skills to the full only when parents encourage them to make maximum use of the opportunities available outside school.

…homework…consolidates learning, deepens understanding and prepares pupils very well for work to come…” OFSTED 2016

Overview of Homework Expectations at Oasis Academy Boulton

Year Group

Type of Homework

 Frequency

Nursery

Reading- free choice

Home link letter- curriculum activities linked to theme (Folder)

Handwriting Activity

Weekly

Daily

 

Weekly

Reception

Reading (levelled book)

High frequency words / Phonics

Home link letter- curriculum activities linked to theme

Handwriting

9 Habits Character Calendar

Daily

Weekly

Daily

 

Weekly

Daily

Year 1

Reading book

 

 

Mathematics

Phonics

Handwriting (Folder)

Knowledge Organisers

 

9 Habits Character Calendar

Daily (child to bring school reading book in everyday)

 

Weekly (homework handed out on Thursday and back in on Tuesday. Teacher to mark and feedback Tuesday/ Wednesday)

Knowledge organiser will be given out half termly for children to complete activities weekly.

Daily

Year 2

Reading

 

 

Mathematics

Spellings (common exception words)

SPaG (linked to weekly English plans)

Knowledge Organisers

 

 

9 Habits Character Calendar

Daily (child to bring school reading book in everyday)

 

Weekly (homework handed out on Thursday and back in on Tuesday. Teacher to mark and feedback Tuesday/ Wednesday)

 

 

Knowledge organiser will be given out half termly for children to complete activities weekly.

Daily

Year 3,4

Reading book

 

 

Mathematics (Book)

Spelling (Book)

SPaG (linked to weekly English plans) (Book)

 

Knowledge Organisers

 

 

9 Habits Character Calendar

 

Daily (child to bring school reading book in everyday)

 

Weekly (homework handed out on Thursday and back in on Tuesday. Teacher to mark and feedback Tuesday/ Wednesday)

 

 

Knowledge organiser will be given out half termly for children to complete activities weekly.

Daily

Year 5,6

Reading book

Spelling (Book)

Mathematics (Book)

SPaG (Book)

Reading Comprehension (Book)

 

Knowledge Organisers

 

 

9 Habits Character Calendar

Daily (child to bring school reading book in everyday)

 

Weekly (homework handed out on Thursday and back in on Tuesday. Teacher to mark and feedback Tuesday/ Wednesday)

 

Knowledge organiser will be given out half termly for children to complete activities weekly.

Daily