Alderbrook Primary School

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Homework

The purpose of homework is to support learning in the classroom and to help our pupils develop into effective independent learners.  Homework is set daily and should be completed within a reasonable time, as set out below. Pupils are not expected to exceed these and parents are encouraged to stop their children, as they feel necessary, if timescales have been greatly exceeded. We hope, however, that some pupils will have a desire to take their learning further in certain curriculum areas and at certain points on their academic journey at Alderbrook. Such independent research is encouraged and celebrated.

Year 1 (20 minutes each day)

  • Reading, on a daily basis, both independently and with an adult
  • Learning weekly spellings daily
  • Grammar focus task
  • Maths focus task

Year 2 (20 minutes each day)

  • Reading, on a daily basis, both independently and with an adult
  • Learning weekly spellings daily
  • Grammar focus task
  • Maths focus task
  • Comprehension task

Year 3 (30 minutes each day)

  • Reading, on a daily basis, both independently and with an adult
  • Learning weekly spellings
  • Grammar focus task
  • 15-20 minutes of written homework, (generally maths or English)
  • Comprehension task

Years 4 and 5 (40-45 minutes each day)

  • Reading on a daily basis reading, independently, or with an adult, as advised by school
  • Grammar focus task
  • Learning weekly spellings
  • 20-30 minutes of subject homework (one subject only)
  • Comprehension task

Year 6 (45-60 minutes each day)

  • Reading on a daily basis, generally independently, but sharing a book with an adult from time to time, is still encouraged
  • Learning weekly spellings
  • Grammar focus task
  • 30-45 minutes of subject homework (generally two subjects)
  • Comprehension task