Homework

Rationale and Research – Desired Impact
As a school, we are committed to using academic research to inform our decision making. Education is ever-changing as we learn more about how children learn and the best practices for teaching and learning. We strive to follow the latest research and this policy will be reviewed annually to ensure we are always following best practice.
• The evidence on the value of homework at primary schools is at best equivocal. Nevertheless, the Education Endowment Foundations summary of research suggests thatwhere short focussed tasks are provided, these are likely to be more effective.
• Evidence from National Reading Programmes suggests that pupils make most progress when reading for at least 25 minutes a day. Part of this reading time is provided in school, but we also encourage reading at home every day to support this time.
• Where there is evidence of positive impact for homework, it is often linked to increased parental engagement. Providing tasks which are accessible for families, and link directly to the taught curriculum for the pupil can be effective in building links between school and home, which has deeper benefits for pupils’ learning.
• Using homework time as a chance to ‘pre-teach’ can give children enormous confidence before starting the lesson the following day(s).

Implementation – Homework Expectations at Upton St Leonards C of E Primary School

EYFS (Reception)
• Daily reading (minimum 10 mins) - please sign the reading record.
• Daily revision of phonemes /sounds and key words taught.
• Phonics challenge to complete- once a week.
• Maths challenge to complete- once a week.


Year 1 and 2
• Daily Reading (minimum 10 mins) – please sign the reading record.
• Daily Spelling Practise
• Daily Number work using Times Table Rockstars, Hit the Button or similar/paper version
• Numbots Task once a week


Year 3 and 4
• Daily Reading (10-30 mins) – please sign the reading record
• Daily Spelling Practise
• Daily Number work using Times Table Rockstars, Hit the Button or similar/paper version
• Century Learning Tasks once a week
• Use of Microsoft Teams for pre-teaching


Year 5 and 6
• Daily Reading (10-30 mins) – please sign the reading record
• Daily Spelling Practise
• Daily Number work using Times Table Rockstars, Hit the Button or similar/paper version
• Century Learning Tasks once a week
• Foundation Subjects – Knowledge Quiz on teams once a week
• Use of Microsoft Teams for pre-teaching

Please click here to read out homework policy.  Homework Policy

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For further information on supporting your child read at home, please see The Education Endownment Foundation to guides:

For top tips for supporting your children with reading in Reception Year 1 and Year 2 click here

For top tips for supporting your children with reading in Key Stage 2 click here

School Vision

Building foundations for a love of life, a love of learning and a love of one another