Catherine Junior School

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Homework

Although homework is no longer a statutory expectation, at Catherine Junior School we believe that it plays a positive part in raising children’s attainment. It enriches children’s learning, consolidates knowledge, skills and understanding covered at school and can help them to prepare for their next steps. We encourage parents to support their children while doing their homework – parental involvement is vital for a child’s academic and emotional development in school!

 

What types of homework are set?

  • Daily reading – Reading Eggs or a reading book – a minimum of ten minutes every night!
  • Spelling – Spellodrome
  • Maths – Mathletics and learning of maths facts such as times tables
  • Enrichment activities – half term homework projects linked to projects or English
  • Grammar and punctuation practice – SpaG.com (Year 6)

 

The amount of time spent on homework will increase as the children get older, particularly in year 6 as we try to prepare the children for secondary school. The minimum weekly expectations are: Year 3 - 1.5 hours, Year 4 - 1.5 hours, Year 5 - 2 hours and Year 6 - 2.5 hours. Reading records should be signed by parents after hearing their child read each night and returned to school daily.

 

Homework Club takes place every lunchtime in the library, where adult support is available to help your child to do their homework. Years 3 and 4 have Homework club on Mondays and Wednesdays, Years 5 and 6 have homework club on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Year 6 have an additional day on Fridays due to the increased homework expectation in Year 6. If you would like your son or daughter to attend homework club on days other than those indicated, please speak to your child’s class teacher.

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Year 3

Homework club at lunch time

 

Homework club at lunch time

 

New homework given out/previous homework due

Year 4

Homework club at lunch time

 

Homework club at lunch time

Previous homework due

New homework given out

Year 5

 

Homework club at lunch time

 

Homework club at lunch time

New homework given out/previous homework due

Year 6

 

Homework club at lunch time

New homework given out/previous homework due

Homework club at lunch time

Homework club at lunch time