Home Learning

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We believe homework makes an important contribution to children’s progress at the Academy. It enables children to share their experiences at the Academy with parents and allows them to bring their experiences from outside the Academy, into the classroom. It also helps children to become more confident and independent in their learning, which will help throughout both Academy and Adult life.

Early years – Reception:

Parents are encouraged to share stories and read scheme books with their children daily.  Termly magical tasks are used to develop skills relating to early learning goals and enable parents to find out about new learning.

Government guidelines suggest that pupils in KS1 and KS2 should spend the following amount of time on homework:

Key Stage Year Group Recommended Time Spent on Homework
Key Stage 1 (Infants) Years 1 and 2 1 hour per week
Key Stage 2 (Juniors) Years 3 and 4 1 1/2  hours per week
Years 5 and 6 30 minutes per day

Homework can be any work done outside the Academy hours, and may include:

  • Reading, Reading Games and Activities
  • Handwriting
  • Spelling Activities
  • Maths Games and Problem Solving
  • Researching A Topic, Collecting Items
  • More Formal Worksheets and Written Assignments
  • In Key Stage 1 a new “Brain Builder” book is sent home every Thursday with one focus per week.  The focus will alternate between and incorporate the areas in the list above.  It is an opportunity for families to work together on the homework and extend the learning from school.

Please click here to download Reading Tips for helping at home.