Homework

Cove Junior school supports the setting of home learning and we believe it plays an essential part in children’s learning. It does not replace learning activities carried out at school, but supports and enhances children’s learning at school. We believe it encourages pupils to develop the skills, confidence and motivation required for independent study and it allows parents to support and be involved in their children’s learning. The setting of home learning reinforces the partnership between parents and school.

Home learning is set regularly and we expect our children to complete the work on time. We are keen that standards expected in school are maintained at home and that, if possible, children have somewhere quiet, away from distractions, to do their home learning. Home learning expectations are shared in September to show when work is set and due back at school. We provide a lunchtime Homework Club for Year 6 children, where a learning support assistant is on hand to support pupils who may experience difficulties with home learning.

All children will be expected to do home learning each week during term time.

Reading

All children should be reading at home with parents/carers, and discussing their reading at least 5 times a week. All children are encouraged to read independently and can record their own reading but this should be monitored by parents. Reading should be recorded in the Home Link Book.

Books can be borrowed from a range of book-banded texts; the school library; and accessed via Bug Club (an on-line reading platform which the school subscribes to). Children are encouraged to read a range of genres and authors.

Spelling

Children will sometimes be asked to learn spellings at home.

Times Tables / Number Bonds

Children should spend time learning the times tables as often as is required.

Topic-related activities - Years 3, 4 and 5

In Years 3, 4 and 5, a piece of topic-related homework will be set each half term. This activity is optional but all children are strongly encouraged to complete it.

Year 6

When children are in Year 6, they will also complete additional pieces of home learning in order to help them secure their understanding of the KS2 curriculum and to prepare for the demands of the KS3 curriculum. Each week they will be set one piece of English learning and one piece of maths learning. These activities will be to reinforce the learning which is taking place in class.

This Year 6 specific home learning is set on Thursday for completion by the following Wednesday.