Homework 

At Pikes Lane we value the role of parents in their child’s learning to foster continued learning at home.

Our Aims:

  •  Ensure that parents are clear about what their child is expected to do.
  •  Ensure consistency of approach throughout the school.
  •  To use homework as a tool to help to continue to raise standards of attainment.
  •  Improve the quality of the learning experience offered to pupils and to extend it                                beyond the classroom environment.
  •  Provide opportunities for parents, children and the school to work together in                            partnership in relation to children’s learning.
  •  Encourage pupils and their parents to share and enjoy learning experiences.
  •  Reinforce work covered in class by providing further opportunities for the individual                            pupil.
  •  To practice or consolidate basic skills and knowledge, especially in Mathematics and                          English.
  •  Encourage children to develop the responsibility, confidence and self-discipline needed                            to study independently.


Homework Tasks

Reception

Children introduced to taking home books to share with parents on a regular basis.

Activities set on the School Blog.

Year 1 and 2

Reading books

Oxford Owls reading activities.

Basic skills work in  English and mathematics which includes Mathletics.  

Activities set on the School Blog.

Year 3 and 4

Reading books.

Oxford Owls reading activities.

Basic skills work in  English  and mathematics which includes tables practice, use of the Mathletics website and spellings to learn.

Consolidation of mathematics work covered during the week.

A project which links to the current theme.

Activities set on the School Blog.

Year 5 and 6

Reading books.

Oxford Owls reading activities.

Mathematics and writing homework (Could be spelling and grammar)

Consolidation of mathematics work covered during the week.

Use of Mathletics and My Maths on the iPads (Y6)

Activities set on the School Blog.

  • In all the above, tasks such as Spellings will be differentiated according to the ability/stage of development of the child.
  • The children should not be set homework they do not know how to do.
  • Homework should generally provide the opportunity to reinforce or practise work already covered in class.


    The Role of the Parent / Carer
  • Provide a calm and quiet, suitable place in which the child can do their homework, and pens, pencils etc., to complete the task.
  • Make it clear to pupils that they value homework, and support the school in explaining how it can help their learning.
  • Encourage pupils and praise them when they have completed their homework.
    Where possible become actively involved in the homework activities of the child.

If parents require any help in understanding the homework sent home then please make an appointment to speak with your child’s class teacher.

Also, there are ‘Help Videos’ on the website to show the strategies we use in school to teach addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as well as reading.

 

On Mondays at 3.20pm - 4.15pm, Mrs Lowe runs a homework help session for parents and children in the Community Room. ALL parents and children are welcome. Each week in September and October has a special theme.