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Literacy Homework Key Stage 2



Put KS2 literacy and numeracy skills into action with hundreds of activities to boost your child's knowledge and confidence. Covering all the core learning objectives for Years 3-6 in English and maths, you'll discover fun ways to support learning in these fantastic booster packs:




literacy homework key stage 2


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Put KS2 literacy skills into action with hundreds of activities to boost your child's knowledge and confidence. Covering all the core learning objectives for Years 3-6 in English, you'll discover fun ways to support learning in these fantastic booster packs:


English Skills provides graded questions that develop pupils' literacy skills at Key Stage 2. Each test is divided into three distinct sections, a 'Warm-up', 'Word work' and 'Sentence work', and key areas are constantly revisited, giving pupils the intensive practice that is essential if they are to become fully literate.


In addition to this, the main homework in Key Stage 1 is reading and spellings. We try to foster a love of books from an early age and you as parents / carers play an important role in listening to your child read on a regular basis at home. Every child has a reading diary in which they can record the books they read and this is an important link between home and school.


At Bewsey Lodge Primary, we believe that homework should be meaningful, useful and enjoyable. It should offer engaging tasks which challenge and deepen thinking and also develop skills from across the curriculum. For some, homework is a time when the child enjoys completing tasks by themselves; for others, homework can mean family time and working with someone who can help them deepen their understanding. We understand that some children have time consuming activities/hobbies which they take part in before and after school and that each family is different. We have therefore tried to be creative in the way we offer homework whilst maintaining some structure in the development of the Basic Skills.


Primaryhomeworkhelp is the new website for Woodlands Junior homework resources. Hundreds of pages of easy to read information and facts on many homework topics including tudors, victorians, romans, rivers and mountains.


In Years 5-6, the children will see an increase in the amount of homework that they receive. They will be given 15+ spelling words and number facts to practise at home which will be tested weekly. Year 5 and 6 will be given a maths and literacy task (40 minutes each) and one other piece (30 minutes) as necessary.


I definitely think there is a market for this type of series. Once schools, students and parents consider the benefit of this type of homework as opposed to the traditional worksheet format I think they will support it 100%. Most of the homework activity books I have come across are worksheet based and require students to fill in a space, colour sections in or draw a picture. I think the idea is fantastic and the example sheets are great. The aims are simple for anyone to help with and use materials lying around at home. The questions for thinking about and discussing are clear and open-ended, which encourages the students to think beyond yes or no, but more in-depth. I definitely think there is a market for these types of books especially for the frazzled teacher.


[There is a market for this series,] particularly in schools with literate, co-operative parents, and those schools which follow the QCA schemes. The beauty of the proposal is the linking in with QCA. Schools can integrate homework tasks into their planning.


If parents/carers have any concerns they should not hesitate to contact the school. In Key Stages 1 and 2, topic homework is set at the start of each half term and due dates are given and weekly homework is set to ensure that pupils have an appropriate amount of time to complete the tasks set


Homework activities will change to meet the needs of pupils involved and activities that might be occurring in school or in class. All homework tasks and activities well have a clear purpose and assist pupils in the process of their academic development.


This Homework Statement is to provide guidance to teachers, children and parents regarding the amount and regularity of homework at The Meadows Primary School. It will also aim to provide clarity about what the expectations are for each type of homework that is being set.


As part of our commitment to parent partnerships at Weald Community Primary School we have undertaken a review of our Homework Policy. We would like to thank you for your suggestions and comments about homework following the Welcome Evenings, Assessment Evenings and Parent Consultations which took place earlier in the year. You play a vital role in the learning process of your children and we value your support enormously. Children should not be expected to spend significantly longer on homework than the guide times below and, if you have any concerns relating to this, please speak to your class teacher as soon as possible.


Additional literacy homework can take several forms, depending upon the focus of the class. On occasions, phonic and word sheets will be sent home to support the spelling homework. Alternatively, in Year 2, reading comprehension practice may be sent home. Depending upon the topic focus, children may also be asked to carry out additional research, progressing to a project nearer the end of Year 2.


Numeracy homework is sent home to reinforce class learning and is differentiated according to the different needs of the children. In Year 2 the children will also begin to learn times tables more formally. Please encourage your child to practise these by rote and out of order. There will be a weekly times tables test to check learning. We would expect children in Key Stage 1 to spend no more than 20-30 minutes per week on maths homework.


As part of our commitment to parent partnerships at Weald Community Primary School, we have undertaken a review of our Homework Policy. We would like to thank you for your suggestions and comments about homework following the Welcome Evenings, Assessment Evenings and Parent Consultations which took place earlier in the year. You play a vital role in the learning process of your children and we value your support enormously. Children should not be expected to spend significantly longer on homework than the guide times below and, if you have any concerns relating to this, please speak to your class teacher as soon as possible.


Homework at Waterfoot aims to encourage our pupils to consolidate and practice key maths and English skills that have been taught in the classroom. It often comprises of daily home reading, weekly spellings and a weekly maths task. Our optional half termly topic homework aims to promote valuable life skills which are based on our school values and also aims to develop our children's independence and physical and mental wellbeing. We also have a voluntary Waterfoot Badge scheme to encourage children's interests and hobbies and nurture our pupils' talents.


The average impact of homework is positive across both primary and secondary school. There is, however variation behind this average with homework set in primary school having a smaller impact on average (see below).


The quality of the task set appears to be more important than the quantity of work required from the pupil. There is some evidence that the impact of homework diminishes as the amount of time pupils spend on it increases. The studies reviewed with the highest impacts set homework twice a week in a particular subject.


Evidence also suggests that how homework relates to learning during normal school time is important. In the most effective examples homework was an integral part of learning, rather than an add-on. To maximise impact, it also appears to be important that students are provided with high quality feedback on their work (see Feedback).


Pupils eligible for free school meals typically receive additional benefits from homework. However, surveys in England suggest that pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds are less likely to have a quiet working space, are less likely to have access to a device suitable for learning or a stable internet connection and may receive less parental support to complete homework and develop effective learning habits. These difficulties may increase the gap in attainment for disadvantaged pupils.


Homework clubs can help to overcome these barriers by offering pupils the resources and support needed to undertake homework or revision. Broader evidence suggests that homework should not be used as a punishment or penalty for poor performance.


The average cost of homework is expected to be very low with the cost to schools largely based on teacher training and resources. Implementing homework will also require a small amount of staff time for planning and feedback.


It is hoped parents will support children with their multiplication tables. In addition to times table homework children in Year 1 and Year 2 will be given homework to develop their knowledge of number bonds** to 10 and 100.


All children are encouraged to read every day through regular reading books selected by teachers to extend their reading skills. In Key stage 1, children take home a reading book each week with a question to develop their understanding. In addition to this, children receive 10 personalised spellings for the week.


As children move into Key Stage 2, they receive a reading book and follow on task to deepen their understanding. They use their homework diaries to record tasks and homework set. All children receive 10 spellings to learn for the week.


Children from year 2 to year 6 also have access to directed and independent maths activities on www.mymaths.co.uk This resources allows children to review their learning and complete homework activities.


All children are given homework on a regular basis in line with our homework policy. The homework given supports the learning in the classroom and the amount given varies from year group to year group.


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