Dormers Wells Infant School

Dormers Wells Infant School

Homework Policy

Dormers Wells Infant and Nursery School (Foundation)

Homework Policy

Through this homework policy we aim to:

q       Extend and support the schools curriculum through enforcement and revision.

q       Ensure consistency of approach throughout the school

q       Ensure progression towards independence and individual responsibility

q       Ensure children clearly understand what is expected of them

q       Ensure parents understand what the school expects of them

q       Improve the quality of learning offered to children

q       To provide opportunities for parents, pupils and school to work in partnership.

q       Improve school standards in Numeracy and Literacy specifically.

q       Develop research skills and independent work.

q       Develop the practice of home learning to ensure good routines are established

FS1

  • Children take home a book bag and story book to share with parents
  • More able children take home a reading book in Summer Term
  • Maths problem solving activity x 1 per week 

FS2

  • Children take home a story book to share with adult or sibling and a levelled reading book (max 10 mins daily)
  • Letter and sound names to learn
  • High frequency words to learn
  • Name cards to practise formation of letters
  • Maths problem solving activity x 2 per week

 Year 1

  • High frequency words to learn x 1 per week
  • Read a book with an adult each night (max 15 mins)
  • Story books to share with an adult
  • Maths investigations 2 per week

  Year 2

  • Read a book with an adult (20 mins a day)
  • Story books to share with an adult
  • Topic based homework once per week – research / investigation
  • High frequency words x 1 per week - 5 /10 spellings each week
  • Maths investigations x 2 per week

 Implementation

  • Children are expected to return homework on time.
  • Teachers record the return of homework.
  • Teachers mark homework and keep it in a homework folder in class.
  • Teachers will report to parents / carers on the standard of homework presented, compared with the child’s standard of work in class.
  • Teachers will report to parents / carers on the timeliness of homework returned.