Homework Timetable

This policy has been written with consultation with staff, parents and the children of Manor Junior School.

This policy has been written in line with our school values:

 

Enthusiasm, Respect, Inclusion and Challenge

 

Why is homework important?

• It can inform parents/carers about learning going on in class;

• It can further stimulate enthusiasm for learning;

• It can promote a level of independence and organisational skills

• It takes advantage of the home environment and resources and the chance for one to one adult time;

• It can be a great source for gathering topic information to share with all the children;

• It is a great opportunity to rehearse key skills such as reading, times tables,

spellings, handwriting;

• It helps to foster good habits of organisation and self- discipline in preparation for the demands of Secondary School.

 

At Manor Junior School

Teachers set challenging homework, appropriate for the age and stage of children, that consolidates learning, deepens understanding and prepares pupils very well for work to come.

 

We value the support of parents/carers and we believe that this policy is successful because there is a strong partnership between the home and school which is reflected in the Home-School Agreement. If you come to any difficulty, you can contact the class teacher. If we have concerns about a child’s homework, we will contact the parents/carers.

 

A breakdown and guidance of how home learning is structured is provided below.

 

Time guidance per week

 

Reading

 

Spellings

Maths

Times-Tables

Speaking and Listening

Enrichment

 

 

Year 3

 

 

One Hour

 

Daily reading (15 minutes)  + weekly  reading eggs  online task

 

Weekly 8-12 spellings

/Spellodrome

 

 

 

Mathletics

 

Once every half term – Spoken language and present

 

Once every half term a practical or research project

 

Year 4

 

One Hour

 

Daily reading (15 minutes)  + weekly  reading eggs  online task

 

Weekly 8-12 spellings

/Spellodrome

 

 

 

Mathletics

 

Once every half term – Spoken language and present

 

Once every half term a practical or research project

 

Year 5

 

One and a half hours

 

Daily reading (20 minutes)  + weekly  reading eggs  online task

 

 

 

Weekly 8-12 spellings

/Spellodrome

 

 

 

Mathletics

 

Once every half term – Spoken language and present

 

Once every half term a practical or research project

 

Year 6

 

Two hours

 

Daily reading (20 minutes)  + weekly  reading eggs  online task +SATS preparation

 

 

 

Weekly 8-12 spellings

/Spellodrome

+SATS preparation

 

 

 

 

 

Mathletics+

SATS preparation

 

 

 

Once every half term – Spoken language and present

 

Once every half term a practical or research project

Marking and Feedback

Online activities will be automatically marked with immediate feedback for the child. Teachers will also be able to access the outcomes which will in turn inform the teaching and learning at school.

 

The speaking and listening and enrichments tasks will be celebrated and shared at school.

 

Provision before school and at lunch times will take place for those who cannot access online activities.

 

 

Address

 

Manor Junior School

Sandringham Road

Barking

Essex

IG11 9AG

 

 

Phone

 

T: 020 8270 4641

T: 020 8270 4642

 

E-mail

 

office@manor-j.bardaglea.org.uk

 

School hours

 

Monday to Friday

8.30am - 4.30pm