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Welcome to Homework!

 

 At Bitterne Manor Primary School we believe that a full day in school is demanding and tiring for children working at their best. It is important that children are able to unwind and relax by taking part in a range of activities both at home and in the community. In addition to this, we believe that parents and carers can support their child’s educational progress by working on a variety of activities at home.

At Bitterne Manor, home learning will:

  • provide opportunities for parents/carers and pupils to work together to enjoy learning experiences;
  • provide opportunities for parents/carers, pupils and school to work in partnership;
  • enrich and develop work in the classroom;
  • be appropriate for the age of the child;
  • ensure the needs of the individual pupil are taken into account;
  • ensure progression towards independence and individual responsibility;
  • prepare Year 6 children for a smooth transfer to Secondary School.

The development of a partnership between school and parents/carers and their active involvement in their children’s learning is one of the key purposes. This also helps parents/carers to understand the learning that takes place in school.  Short activities of different kinds – simple games, learning spellings, number facts, key words and reading together all provide the opportunity for our young children to talk about what they are learning to an interested adult and to practise key skills in a supportive environment.

 

A Guide to Homework in each Year Group

These timings are for guidance purposes only. Parents/Carers should use their discretion as to how much their child does within the guidance below, remembering it is important not to put too much pressure on a child especially if they are tired.

 

Year R                         Reading – up to 10 minutes a day with an adult

                                   Key words – up to 10 minutes a day with an adult

                                     Number recognition, number sequence or number bond games

 

Years 1 & 2                Reading – up to 10 minutes a day with an adult

                                     Key words/spellings – up to 10 minutes a day with an adult

                                     A piece of English, Maths or Topic weekly on a rotating basis

 

As children move into Key Stage Two we would expect them to become increasingly independent with their homework. Parents should support and encourage them where possible but should not do the homework for them.

Remember – you are never too old to share a book together with your child but some children will be happy reading in their own time and space too!

 

Years 3 & 4                Reading – up to 15 minutes a day

                                     Key words/spellings – up to 10 minutes a day

                                   Times Tables practice where possible

                                     A piece of English, Maths or Topic weekly on a rotating basis

 

Years 5 & 6                Reading – up to 15 minutes daily

Key words/spellings– up to 10 minutes a day

                                     Times Tables practice where possible     

                                    A piece of English and Maths homework each week

                                   Topic homework once per half term

 


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Home learning inspired by 'Science Week'!

Professor M joins Thomas and Dean on the news for a live experiment using MENTOS and Cola!

Picture 1 Titanic Homework

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