Our Homework Policy
At Bridge Hall Primary School we appreciate the importance of establishing good links between home and school and understand that a child’s education does not cease when he/she leaves the school premises. We also recognise the importance of establishing good homework habits from the beginning of a child’s school life.
“Homework” is any work or activity which is completed outside the school day either alone or with the support of a parent/carer or an older sibling. Research into homework has mainly been carried out in secondary schools but the Sutton Trust 2013 indicated that although homework adds only one month’s progress the involvement of parents’ in a child’s learning can add up to three months progress. When reviewing the impact of homework evidence from the EEF suggests that short focussed tasks that link directly to current learning and ongoing retrieval of prior learning linked to gains in long term memory are likely to be more effective than regular daily homework which lacks a specific purpose.
We see the purpose of homework as being
This homework policy is designed to
From the Early Years reading ,saying rhymes and playing simple games with parents provides invaluable opportunities for the practice/reinforcement of basic skills in a supportive environment. As children get older they need to develop the skills of regularly devoting short periods of time to personal study. All children are expected to take part in a variety of home learning tasks to enhance and support their work in class. At Bridge Hall Primary School the main emphasis of the homework involves the reinforcement of basic skills. knowledge and understanding. Other tasks may include research, practical activities or problem solving. The nature, amount and type of homework will vary according to the age and ability of the children and will increase as the children move through the school. It may be adjusted to meet individual needs.
Homework progression throughout the school
Reading and phonics
Sharing story books
Playbags (book and resources)
Posts on Tapestry eg rhyme with ideas
Phase 1 books
Activities related to topic
Eg collect things from an Autumn work
Phonic banded books then levelled reading books
Homework books -10 minute maths weekly workouts
And reading comprehension.
Key Stage 2
Reading books go home every night
Homework books (maths and grammar ,punctuation and spelling)
1 page from each weekly Usually related to what is done in class .
How staff at Bridge Hall Primary will support this policy
How parents/carers can help to support their children
Children are expected to
Other ways parents/carers can help with supporting a child’s learning
Additional activities to do at home
Click on your child's class to get ideas to enhance home learning.