Homework is anything children do outside the normal school day that contributes to their learning, in response to guidance from the school.
Homework encompasses a whole variety of activities instigated by the teachers and parents/carers to support the children’s learning. For example, parents/carers who spend time reading stories to their children before bedtime and playing hide and seek in the garden or woods are helping with development of language.
At Randwick we acknowledge and celebrate the additional activities and interests the children have outside of school. Whilst homework is important, it should never prevent a child from taking part in other activities outside of school or school clubs.
What homework should my child be doing?
- Owl Class: reading regularly at home and sharing books; phonic word box; playing games;
- Buzzard Class: mathletics activity set each week by the class teacher, reading regularly at home, half termly project set by the teacher.
- Kestrel Class: reading regularly at home and sharing books; practicing times tables to 12 and number bonds to 20/50; playing board games; half termly theme related projects, weekly mathletics activity set by the teacher.
- Sparrowhawk Class: reading regularly at home and sharing books; practicing times tables to 12 and number bonds to 100; half termly theme related projects; weekly mathletics activity set by the teacher. For y6, specific homework after Christmas in reading, grammar and maths.
There will be no formal homework during Summer Term 6 as the children need the opportunity for outdoor physical activities and participation in school events, activities etc.
Should I help my child with homework?
Homework allows you to see what your children are doing at school and to support their leaning. This partnership between school and home is a vital part of successful education. At Randwick we take the view that children are more likely to get more out of an activity if parents get involved –as long as they do not take over or do too much! If you are unsure about how much help to give, you should a discuss it with your child’s teacher. They will be pleased to help you get the balance right.