At Albrighton Primary School, we believe that homework should allow children to consolidate and extend learning that has taken place in the classroom, whilst also providing opportunities to practise the
essential skills which enable children to learn effectively.
Our aim is that children will enjoy extending their learning, and sharing their successes by showing their families what they are able to do.
Children will receive half termly homework tasks that are linked to the topic that we are studying as well as weekly key skills homework tasks.
Half Termly Topic Tasks
These tasks are designed to enrich and extend children's knowledge and understanding of the topics that we study in school. It is also a great opportunity for the children to share what they are learning with their families. The children can complete as many of the tasks as they chose but we ask that a minimum of four are completed by the end of the half term.
Homework is set usually on a Monday and is due in by the following Monday. Written homework should be completed in an appropriate handwriting pen or pencil. Children should take as much pride in the presentation of their homework as they do in their school work. If children don't know what to do for their homework, they need to ask the class teacher for help or clarification as soon as possible.
ENGLISH - Homework will mainly focus on the skills of Punctuation and Grammar. These tasks may be written or online and will cover work that has already been taught in school to provide opportunities for consolidation.
MATHS - These tasks may be written or online and will cover work that has already been taught in school to provide opportunities for consolidation.
SPELLING - The children will be given spelling lists to learn each Tuesday for a test the following Monday. They may also be given activities to support the learning of the spelling rules or patterns.
By the end of Year 6, children at the expected standard should be able to spell the words that are contained in the 3/4 and 5/6 spelling lists, as well as words which follow the same spelling rules / patterns. It would be useful for children to spend some time at home learning these words. Below the lists, you will find printable strategy cards for helping children to practise their spellings in a practical and multisensory way.
CHALLENGE CARDS FOR PRACTISING SPELLINGS
These are the cards that we use in class to practise our spellings. You can print them off and use them at home.
Reading regularly at home will really help children to progress with their decoding and comprehension. It is also important that they have the opportunity to discuss what they have read with an adult. We would like all pupils to read at home at least 3 times per week. All pupils who manage to do this will receive dojos for their hard work.