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Key Information - Homework

 

At Chalfont St Giles Village School we have a clear homework policy.

 

Our aims are:

 

  • To involve parents in the learning process by engaging in regular communication.

  • To encourage children to use every opportunity to share their understanding.

  • To follow up learning that has happened within the classroom.

  • To practice skills taught in school.

  • To encourage thinking and talking about skills taught at school.

 

Types of homework

 

We set a variety of homework activities. These activities may include:

 

  • Sharing reading books

  • Games/puzzles

  • Discussions with parents or other adults at home

  • Writing tasks

  • Mathematical problems

  • Science investigations

  • Research projects

 

Teachers in Foundation Stage 1 (Nursery):

 

  • Will give a library book once a week to share at home.

  • Will provide a nursery rhyme each week to be practiced at home.

  • Will provide a weekly letter sound sheet to be practiced at home.

  • Will ask the children and parents to do tasks linked to their topics when appropriate.

  • Will follow up these activities back in nursery.

 

In their final term, children will take home an early reading book to share each week.

 

Teachers in Foundation Stage 2 (Reception):

 

  • Will give Numeracy games to play at home once every two weeks.

  • Will give the children sets of keywords to learn how to read when children have mastered their initial sounds.

  • Will arrange for keywords to be tested by a member of staff weekly and when appropriate with each child.

  • Will ensure children have reading materials that they can share at home.

  • Will follow up the home reading in a weekly guided reading session and children will be heard to read at least once by another adult.

  • Will provide parents with a topic guide relevant to the forthcoming topic to share with their children at home.

  • Will follow up this homework in the classroom.

 

Teachers in Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2):

 

  • Will give Numeracy games to play at home with parents every week.

  • Will follow up this homework in the classroom.

  • Will provide parents with a list of spellings which could be practiced at home over the course of the year.

  • Will continue giving children sets of keywords to learn how to read as appropriate.

  • Will arrange for keywords to be tested by a member of staff weekly and when appropriate with each child.

  • Will ensure children have reading materials that they can share at home.

  • Will follow up the home reading in a weekly guided reading session and children will be heard to read at least once by another adult.

  • Will provide parents with a topic guide relevant to the forthcoming topic to share with their children at home.

 

Teachers in Key Stage 2 (Years 3 - 6):

 

  • Will set one learning log homework and one piece of numeracy homework. This is set weekly.

  • Will ensure children have reading materials that they can share at home.

  • Will follow up the home reading in a weekly guided reading session and children will be heard to read at least once by another adult.

  • In addition teachers will set times tables to be learned at home.

  • Will provide parents with a topic guide relevant to the forthcoming topic to share with their children at home.

  • Will follow up this homework in the classroom.

     

The amount of homework set for the children increases as they move through the school. We expect children in Years 3 and 4 to spend approximately 1.5 hours per week homework and children in Years 5 and 6 to respectively spend approximately 2.0 and 2.5 hours per week. This is in line with the DfEE guidelines.

 

There is a Homework Club during Monday lunchtime for KS2 children who may find it difficult to complete items of homework at home or need an extra support to complete the tasks.

 

The needs of all children are taken into account when setting homework tasks. These tasks maybe differentiated so that the children can access the learning at their own level.

 

April 2016.

Junior School Homework Email Addresses

 

Each class in the Junior School now has an email address to use to send in electronic versions of homework. These are only for sending in homework and no emails will be replied to so please do not use these addresses to communicate with staff.

 

Year 3: AshHomework@csgvillageschool.org or OakHomework@csgvillageschool.org 

 

Year 4: AcerHomework@csgvillageschool.org or PalmHomework@csgvillageschool.org

 

Year 5: BeechHomework@csgvillageschool.org or MapleHomework@csgvillageschool.org

 

Year 6: AcaciaHomework@csgvillageschool.org or BonsaiHomework@csgvillageschool.org


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