Home Learning

Homework gives the pupil the opportunity to reflect on, consolidate and apply learning. This has a positive effect on their progress and begins to make them responsible for their own learning; an important skill for their future. The Key areas for us are:

  • Good balance between family time and homework
  • Working closely with parents
  • Homework increasing as the pupil gets older in preparation for secondary school
  • Consolidation of mathematical learning
  • Learning tables
  • Emphasis on the great importance of spellings
  • Developing a love for reading and recognition of the importance of comprehension
  • Development of imagination and independent research skills

Reading: The book your child is currently reading should be in school on a daily basis.

  • Reception: high frequency words regularly
  • Reception/KS1: reading books sent home as required
  • KS2: free reading or reading books encouraged to be enjoyed every night

Spellings: will be linked to the spelling rule covered in class and the year group spelling list.

  • Y1: 5 - 7 spellings
  • Y2: 8 spellings
  • Y3/Y4: 12 spellings
  • Y5/Y6: 15-16 spellings

Tables: use the selection of websites/APPs suggested. Please use whichever method your child enjoys the most and encourage them to practice their tables even if they are not tested weekly.

  • Y1/Y2/Y3: timetables sent home weekly
  • Y4/Y5: weekly timetables challenges (none sent home unless individually required)
  • Y6: timetables incorporated in lessons

Maths: will focus on consolidating the mathematical learning from the classroom

  • KS1: every 2 weeks
  • Y3-Y5: every 2 weeks
  • Year 6: weekly

Reading Comprehension

  • KS1: none
  • Y3-Y5: every 2 weeks
  • Year 6: weekly

Support in School For Homework

If your child would prefer every Monday lunchtime there is a homework Club in the library for them to complete or finish off homework for the week.

Weekly Timetable

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reception

  • HFW
  • Daily Reading
  • HFW
  • Daily Reading
  • HFW
  • Daily Reading
  • HFW
  • Daily Reading
  • HFW
  • Daily Reading
  • Diary

Year 1

  • HFW
  • Daily Reading
  • HFW
  • Daily Reading
  • HFW
  • Daily Reading
  • Maths/Handwriting Homework due in
  • HFW
  • Daily Reading
  • HFW
  • Daily reading
  • Maths/Handwriting
  • given out
  • Spellings given out & spelling test
  • Tables given out & tables test

Year 2

  • HFW
  • Daily Reading
  • HFW
  • Daily Reading
  • HFW
  • Daily Reading
  • Maths
  • /Reading Comprehension due in
  • HFW
  • Daily Reading
  • HFW
  • Daily reading
  • Maths/Reading comprehension given out
  • Spellings given out & spelling test
  • Tables given out & tables test

Year 3

  • Daily Reading
  • Daily reading
  • Daily reading
  • Maths
  • /Reading Comprehension due in
  • Daily reading
  • Daily reading
  • Maths/Reading comprehension given out
  • Spellings given out & spelling test
  • Tables given out & tables test

Year 4

  • Daily Reading
  • Daily reading
  • Daily reading
  • Maths
  • /Reading Comprehension due in
  • Daily reading
  • Tables test
  • Daily reading
  • Maths/Reading comprehension given out
  • Spellings given out & spelling test
  • Tables given out

Year 5

  • Daily Reading
  • Daily reading
  • Daily reading
  • Maths
  • /Reading Comprehension due in
  • Daily reading
  • Daily reading
  • Maths/Reading Comprehension given out
  • Spellings given out & spelling test

Year 6

  • Daily Reading
  • Daily reading
  • Daily reading
  • Maths and Reading Comprehension due in
  • Daily reading
  • Daily reading
  • Maths and Reading Comprehension given out
  • Spellings given out & spelling test

Please note that it is vital your child’s homework is returned on time as teachers have set times to mark. If for any reason your child is unable to hand their homework in by the deadline please communicate this to the class teacher.

Offham Primary School
Church Road, Offham,
West Malling, Kent ME19 5NX

Telephone: 01732 842355
Fax: 01732 875133
Email: office@offham.kent.sch.uk

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