Homework Policy

In Moorpark Primary School the following Homework Policy is in operation:-

There will be three blocks of formal homework:

  • September to November
  • January to March
  • April to May

Primary 1 Reading Homework will be given throughout each term. Homework is normally set on a Monday to be completed by Friday. We ask parents/carers to encourage their child to complete the set homework to the best of their ability and to sign the completed work.

Each term class teachers will issue letters to parents/carers informing them of the tasks which will be given.  Appropriate jotters will be provided for the completion of homework tasks.  A Home/School Diary listing tasks to be completed will be sent home each week. Parents/Carers should be encouraged to write comments and/or concerns in this diary.

Homework tasks may include the following:

Primary 1 – 3

Children in Primaries 1 to 3 use the Rigby Star and Oxford Reading Tree schemes.

They will have reading most nights.  Other reading related activities may be given as homework. This could include:

Literacy games

Oxford Reading Tree worksheets

Key words to learn

Sounds books

Comprehension activities

Spelling/sounds activities

Numeracy work relating to the ongoing work of the class may also be given.

Primary 4 – 7

Homework will include spelling, Maths related to the ongoing work of the class and Literacy work, which could include:

Book reviews

Comprehension activities

Challenges

At this stage children are encouraged to use research skills and IT to further supplement their learning at home for ongoing class and topic work.

Primary 6 – 7

Homework will be more varied and could include:

Literacy work

Numeracy (relating to the ongoing work of the class)

Topic work (articles relating to the ongoing work of the class)

Presentations

Challenges

Homework Club

A Homework Club is available for children from Primary 4 to Primary 7. This runs on a Monday from 3pm to 4pm and is staffed by 2 teachers.

 

Children have the right to find out things and share what they think with others, by talking, drawing, writing or in any other way unless it harms or offends other people.

UNCRC Article 13

Children have the right o a good quality of education. They should be encouraged to go to school and to achieve the highest level.

UNCRC Article 28

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