Children may take a book home from the classroom every day to read with an adult, or for the child to tell the story to the adult by using the pictures, or for the adult to read to the child. Reception pupils will bring home activities related to their work in Jolly phonics. The class teacher will send reading scheme books and other phonic activities words home as and when appropriate. Classroom books, reading scheme books etc. must be brought back daily so that they are available for use in class when required. Children have access to library books. They may keep them for a maximum of two weeks.
Other homework may include finding out about a particular topic or bringing in objects connected with topic work. Occasionally a piece of work that is simple reinforcement will be given.
More regular weekly homework will be set in year 2, particularly in Maths.
Pupils will be provided with an annual homework timetable, which will be altered termly where necessary.
In order to achieve maximum progress, pupils need to complete homework set and return it on time. Homework is an ideal way in which parents can share in their child's learning by discussing the work, helping where necessary and monitoring results. Parents requesting homework during a child's absence should contact the class teacher directly. Letter will notify parents of pupils not returning homework punctually on three occasions.
Pupils not returning homework will miss playtimes until it is returned.
A homework timetable has been sent home to all parents.