At Longvernal we closely match our homework to the topics and learning in the classroom. We know that children who are supported at home achieve well; homework is considered to be part of our shared approach with families to enable children to achieve their full potential. It is also a good skill to develop through primary school in preparation for secondary school where pupils will be expected to complete homework every night.Below is an outline of typical homework expectations for the different year groups. From time to time this may vary dependent on the topics being covered or because the focus may be a Key Stage or exam preparation focus, for example
Reception (Holly Class) - Phonic sounds are sent home for children to practice as they are taught. - Common exception words are sent home to practice reading or writing once children are ready. - To read at least 5 times a week.
Year 1 (Oak Class) - Weekly spellings 4 phonics words & 2 common exception words. - To read – minimum of 5 times per week. - Either Maths or English or Topic task in Homework Books.
Year 2 (Chestnut Class) - To read - 5 or more times per week. - Weekly spellings. - English/Maths/Topic (20 mins) once a week. - Times Tables Club practice.
Year 3 (Maple Class) - Weekly spellings. - To read and record in log (3 entry minimum). - Maths/Topic tasks (20 mins). - Times tables.
Year 4 (Willow Class) - Weekly spellings. - Reading journal entries (at least 3 times per week). - Times Tables. - English, Maths or Topic (30 mins).
Year 5 (Willow Class) - Weekly spellings. - Reading journal entries (at least 3 times per week). - Times Tables. - English, Maths or Topic (30 mins).
Year 6 (Sycamore Class) - Weekly spellings - Reading (minimum 3 Reading Log entries) - Times Tables - Alternate English/Maths tasks (40 mins) or English & Maths tasks (20 mins each)