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We ask parents to make every effort to support their child’s learning whilst at Monkfrith. Below are some recommended guidelines for homework.

Why do we ask children to do homework?

  • To consolidate and reinforce skills and understanding, with the emphasis on literacy and numeracy
  • To exploit learning resources, of all kinds, at home
  • To extend school learning, for example through additional reading or research
  • To encourage pupils, as they get older, to develop the confidence and self-discipline needed to study on their own, preparing them for the requirements of secondary school
  • To enable teachers to give praise and constructive feedback for work done at home

RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES FOR HOMEWORK

YEAR GROUP SCHEDULE

RECEPTION:

  • 10 minutes shared reading with an adult (see notes on shared reading)
  • Practise using scissors at least twice a week
  • Phonic reinforcement once a week

KEY STAGE 1

YEAR 1:

  • 10 minutes shared reading with an adult (See notes on shared reading)
  • Find opportunities at home to practise using scissors/play dough at least twice a week
  • Phonic practice, including some letter formation
  • Practise number bonds to 10 and beyond

YEAR 2:

  • 15 minutes shared and/or independent reading
  • Maths or literacy-alternate weeks
  • Topic/project every other week.

KEY STAGE 2

YEAR 3:

  • ¬†20 minutes independent and/or shared reading every day
  • 10 minutes mental maths/times tables every day (2, 5 and 10)
  • plus two additional pieces of homework per week (this may be project based and be done over a period of weeks.)

YEAR 4:

  • 20 minutes independent reading
  • 10 minutes mental maths/times tables every day (3,4,6 and 9)
  • plus two additional pieces of homework per week. If the piece of work is project based it may extend across several weeks

YEAR 5:

  • 30 minutes independent reading every day
  • 10 minutes mental maths/times tables practice (4,7)
  • plus two additional pieces of work weekly (if project based may extend over several weeks)

YEAR 6:

  • 30 minutes independent reading every day
  • 10 minutes mental maths/times tables practice (11 and 12)
  • plus revision related to SATs and any other work required

To view the full homework policy please go to the School Policies page and download the policy. If you have any homework queries please make an appointment to see your child’s class teacher who will be able to answer your questions or concerns.