We consider the purpose of homework is:
- To foster a partnership
between child, parent and school.
- To reinforce and practice
At St Peter Chanel school
homework will be:
- Monitored by class teacher
- Relevant to what the child
is learning in class
- Manageable (10-20 minutes for
Year’s 1-3, 20-30 mins for Year 4-6)
Class teachers set homework according to
the individual needs of the children but there will be some common threads
throughout the school.
- Reading In the junior school it
is appropriate for parents’ to listen to children read aloud as they learn
to read. In the senior school it
is more important to foster an enjoyment of reading and ensure their child
has a regular silent reading time.
Parents can monitor senior children’s reading by getting them to
discuss stories and answer questions about what they have read.
–The children are tested at the beginning of the year to determine the
level they will be working on. Each week the children will get a list of
words and they are tested at the end of the week. We follow the Sounds Alive system where
the children are taught to ‘Say, Sound, Cover, Write’ when learning words.
Facts – The instant recall of basic facts impacts positively on overall
achievement in mathematics.
- Religious Education – some
activities in the Religious Education programme are identified as ‘home
activities. When these occur the
children will bring their RE workbooks home and this will be a great
opportunity to talk with the children about what they are learning in RE.