Homework

At West Hill we recognise the value of home – school learning.  For our pupils to reach their full potential, it is essential that the valuable learning taking place in school is continued and strengthened at home.

To achieve this class teachers provide weekly homework that compliments the learning taking place in class.  Homework clubs, run by class teachers, are offered to all children in key stage 2.

The homework set is graduated throughout the school to be appropriately challenging.  Below you will find how homework is set of each key stage and year group.

Early years:

  • A sound book is given out at the beginning of the year to help children learn the sounds (phonemes) that blend to make words
  • The children take home  a ‘sound’ of the week to practice
  • Reading books are changed once a week
  • Children can take an additional book from the class library which can be changed daily
  • Topic sheets are sent home at the end of the week detailing the learning focus for the following week
  • Homework packs are provided for the children to choose either independently or with support from their parents

Key Stage One

Year 1:

  • Children are given a spelling sound to investigate at home each week
  • Reading books are changed weekly
  • Children can choose additional reading books from the class library on a daily basis
  • Enquiry based learning homework, based on the topic studied that half term, gives children the opportunity to be creative present their homework to the class after the holiday.
  • Weekly maths homework that encourages children to practice key skills

Year 2:

  • Children are given a list of spellings to learn on a Friday.  They are tested the following Friday and given a feedback sheet to take home showing which spellings they need to continue practicing.
  • Children are given a maths activity on a Friday to be returned the following Monday
  • Children are expected to read at home at least 3 times a week and are given a reading record to be completed by an adult
  • Enquiry based learning homework, based on the topic studied that half term, gives children the opportunity to be creative present their homework to the class after the holiday

Key Stage 2

Year 3:

  • Children are given a maths activity every Friday to be returned the following Monday.
  • Children are expected to read at home at least 3 times a week and are given a reading record to be completed by an adult
  • Enquiry based learning homework, based on the topic studied that half term, gives children the opportunity to be creative present their homework to the class after the holiday.
  • A spelling list will be provided each week and will be tested the following week

 

Year 4:

  • Children will be given a maths activity each Friday to be returned the following Monday
  • Children are expected to read at home at least 3 times each week
  • Children have reading homework once a week to be completed in reading journals
  • A spelling list will be provided each week and will be tested the following week
  • Enquiry based learning homework, based on the topic studied that half term, gives children the opportunity to be creative present their homework to the class after the holiday
  • Learning of multiplication facts is ongoing – a mental maths test will take place each week

 

Year 5:

  • Children will be given a maths activity each week
  • Children are expected to read at home at least 3 times each week
  • Reading homework will be set throughout the week to be completed in reading journals
  • A spelling list will be provided each week and tested the following week
  • Enquiry based learning homework, based on the topic studied that half term, gives children the opportunity to be creative present their homework to the class after the holiday
  • Learning of multiplication facts and mental addition, subtraction, multiplication and division is ongoing – a mental maths test will take place each week

Year 6:

  • Children will be given a maths activity each week
  • Children are expected to read at home at least 3 times each week
  • Reading homework will be set throughout the week to be completed in reading journals
  • A spelling list will be provided each week and tested the following week
  • Enquiry based learning homework, based on the topic studied that half term, gives children the opportunity to be creative present their homework to the class after the holiday
  • Learning of multiplication facts and mental addition, subtraction, multiplication and division is ongoing – a mental maths test will take place each week