At Lindale we use homework for a variety of different purposes. We aim to make the homework set purposeful and to support work covered in class. It also allows parents to see what their child understands and to work together on projects.
Since reading is central to everything that we do in school, the most important homework is regular reading; initially to an adult and then as your child becomes a confident, independent reader, to themselves. Parents can support by making reading a regular part of your child’s routine. Alongside hearing your child read and talking about the book, we would also encourage you to regularly read to your child.
Other homework may include Maths facts to learn or a method to practice, English, Spellings and Topic or Science research.
In KS1, homework is given out on a Friday and should be returned to school for marking on the following Thursday. KS2 are given homework on a Tuesday, to be returned to school on Monday. It is important that homework is completed to the best of each child’s ability, especially for the older children as this is good preparation for secondary school.
Sometimes teachers may also set a ‘home learning’ project based on the topic being studied. This gives the children a wide choice of activities to suit different interests and learning styles. The children have several weeks to complete the project. Each year we have some amazing pieces of work produced.
We recognise that many of our children also take part in extra- curricular activities both through school and outside, so try to be flexible over homework and responsive to other demands on time.