At Priory we see homework as an opportunity for children to share what they learned in school that day with their guardians at home offering a connection between the parents and the teacher. Research has consistently shown that parental involvement in a child’s learning is a key factor in that child’s achievement in school. Please find below a list of reasons why we ask the children to complete homework at Priory.
- Homework reinforces skills, concepts and information learned in class.
- Homework prepares students for upcoming class topics.
- Homework teaches students to work independently and develop self-discipline.
- Homework encourages students to take initiative and responsibility for completing a task.
- Homework allows parents to have an active role in their child’s education and helps them to evaluate their child’s progress.
- Homework activities relate what is learned in school to children’s lives outside of school and helps to connect school learning to the real world.
Tasks can include:
- Reading comprehension
- Grammar activities
- Numeracy activities: rote learning and reasoning activities
- Independent research.
- Project work
Recommended time spent doing homework:
Reception: 10 minutes reading to an adult + 20/25 minutes other tasks
Year 1: 10 minutes reading to an adult + 20/25 minutes on other tasks
Year 2: 15 minutes reading + 25/30 minutes on other tasks
Year 3: 15 minutes reading + 30 minutes on other tasks + unfinished work
Year 4: 20 minutes reading + 35 minutes on other tasks + unfinished work
Year 5: 30 minutes reading + 45 minutes tasks or unfinished work
Year 6: 30 minutes reading + 45 minutes tasks and unfinished work.
The reading will be set on Epic.
Homework tasks will either be posted on Education City or Seesaw. All homework is due for the next day unless it is project based.
Weekend Homework is optional for Reception – Year 4 and is set on Education City only. Year 5 and 6 must complete weekend homework.
Feedback on the homework will be posted under the task on seesaw or emailed to the parent where necessary.