Homework timetable

 

Owls Class Homework 2019-2020

The following table is based on guidance form the Department for Education.

 

Year/Age

Amount

 

Year 1 & 2(Age 5-7)

1 hour a week

 

Year 3 & 4(Age 7-9)

1.5 hours a week

 

Year 5 & 6 (Age 9-11)

30 minutes a day

 

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

10/15 minutes

Reading

Spelling and/or times tables practice

Y2 – 2,5,10

Y3 – 3,4,8

 

 

10/15 minutes

Reading

Spelling and/or times tables practice

 

 

20 – 30 minutes

Literacy/ Maths/Topic

 

See website for further details

 

10/15 minutes

Reading

Spelling and/or times tables practice

 

 

10/15 minutes

Reading

Spelling and/or times tables practice

 

 

Please note that homework, other than reading, will usually be given out on a  Friday and needs to be returned by the following Thursday.  This will allow for children who have busy schedules at week-ends and after school to make sure that their homework is completed.  The homework will usually consist of an English  page one week and a Maths page the next week and so on.  The week's spellings will be carried out as activity based challenges in class and should also be learnt at home. I will also send you a complete list of the half term's spellings in advance at the beginning of each half-term.  The test will take place every Friday and will include the writing of the spelling within a sentence to help children to transfer their learning to their general writing.

The quick recall of multiplication tables is an essential skill. When a child has to spend time calculating a times table fact before he/she can solve a problem or calculation, they have then often forgotten what the problem was by the time they have done so. They also need to know related division facts. (3x7=21 21÷7=3)   Y2 – 2,5,10       Y3 – 3,4,8            

We are beginning a times tables challenge each week giving the children the opportunity to earn certificates each time they learn a table successfully.

Reading will form the main part of the homework expectation for all age ranges in Owls Class with a growing emphasis on the comprehension of what is read. This is because of the requirement for children to experience and read a wide ranging selection of material. We have a limited amount of time in class which we are able to devote to reading due to the amount of national curriculum to be covered each year. Whilst we endeavour to cover all that is outlined below, developing the reading range at home will help to build the necessary depth of experience. (A wide range of reading experience also has an impact upon a child’s writing.)

Children who are Free Readers – those who no longer use reading scheme books – need to consider the following when they are selecting books and should try to ensure that their reading covers the guidance below whilst still allowing the regular inclusion of favourite authors or types of material.

Your child’s home reading diary/record will indicate at the top of the page if they are a Free Reader or not. If your child is not a free reader yet, you could read examples of the suggestions below to your child to build their experience whenever you have the time. You could then ask them questions about what they have been listening to.

 

Year 3 need to be familiar with the following types of reading:

  • fiction by lots of different authors( including fairy stories, myths and legends),

  • poetry,

  • plays,

  • non-fiction,

  • magazines,

  • reference books,

  • and text books
  • Reading books which are structured in different ways. The following gives a general idea:
  • informal – for example ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ by Jeff Kinney has little drawings scattered throughout;

  • straight forward text which follows a time line;

  • stories which contain flashbacks to an earlier time; and

  • diaries.

 

GIVEN THE 2 YEAR GROUPS IN THIS CLASS, THIS GUIDE IS AIMED AT MAKING HOMEWORK USEFUL, RELEVANT TO THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM AND MANAGEABLE FOR PUPILS, PARENTS AND STAFF.