KS1 / KS2 Homework at Wolvercote Primary School
At Wolvercote School we offer a creative curriculum, designed to enhance the children’s academic achievement and to provide enriching experiences. We aim to foster a partnership between parents, children and school. We recognise that the experiences that children get at home through family outings, clubs and playing with friends are of utmost importance to their development. Our homework programme is designed to work alongside these other commitments.
We have taken into consideration feedback from parents, staff and children regarding homework, alongside current research. We will continue to review homework and its impact over the coming months.
Purpose of Home Learning
Routines and Expectations
Types of Homework
At least 5 times a week
This will involve listening to your child read; discussing the book to develop their understanding; reading to your child to further develop a love of books.
Key Maths Skills
Once a week
Parents are not expected to teach new skills.
Once a week
Learning spellings: not just for tests but to be able to use them in independent writing.
Continuation of Classwork
At the teacher’s discretion
At times further reading or research will be encouraged or work suggested that will feed into the ongoing class activities.
‘Write-On’ Talk Topic
Once a fortnight
Every alternative Friday, KS1 and KS2 will have an extended writing lesson called ‘Write-On’. This helps to build children’s resilience in writing and provides additional practice for them to apply their independent writing skills. In order to support the children, a Talk Topic will be set the previous Friday. Please discuss the subject with your child at home; this will help them prepare for the writing activity.
Once a term
At the beginning of each topic, the children will bring home a menu of creative topic related activities. The expectation is that the child will choose one task to complete that term. This will be handed in at a designated date (usually in the penultimate week of term).