The Rookeries Carleton Junior, Infant & Nursery School

Rookeries Carleton Junior & Infant School

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Homework

If education is a joint responsibility, shared by parents and school, and we believe that it is, the responsibility for determining what children do at home is primarily that of the parents.

Although many parents want school to set work for children to do at home, some parents take a different view. There is a balance to be struck between parents taking responsibility for out of school time and the value of 'homework' being set by school.

We believe children should be given a variety of homework tasks. They may be given weekly spellings and asked to learn tables. Teachers may ask parents/carers to help their children to practise reading when they feel this will be to the advantage of the child. The amount of time spent on homework will vary depending on the age of the child.

 

Table 1: Recommended time allocation for homework

Years

1 and 2

1 hour/week

(reading, spellings, other literacy work and number work)

3 and 4

1.5 hours/week

(literacy and numeracy as for Years 1 and 2 with occasional assignments in other subjects)

5 and 6

30 minutes/day

(regular weekly schedule with continued emphasis on literacy and numeracy but also ranging widely over the curriculum)

 

Source: Homework: Guidelines for Primary Schools and Secondary Schools, (DfES, 1998)

Each class teacher is responsible for setting homework and communicating arrangements and expectations clearly with parents at the beginning of each term.

 

Please see our Homework Policy