Homework

At St.Felix School we recognise the vital role parents play in the education of their children. We are committed to the value of home-school partnership, of which our homework policy is an important element.

Recommended Time Allocation

Homework should never be too onerous nor should it ever create stress within the pupil’s family. If parents have any concerns they should not hesitate to contact the school. Normally, one week will be allowed for the completion of a homework task, except where daily practice is to be encouraged e.g. reading, spelling and times tables.

The following are government recommendations as appropriate time allocations for homework activities.

  • Years 1 and 2 – 1 hour per week
  • Years 3 and 4 – 1.5 hours per week
  • Years 5 and 6 – 30 minutes per day

Homework Tasks

Listed below, are a number of example tasks and activities that might be given as homework. This is by no means an exhaustive list and is open to constant change, although many of these tasks and activities will be used on a regular basis. Homework activities will change to meet the needs of the pupils involved and to reflect the activities that the children might be working on in class.

Foundation Stage

  • Games from the games library
  • Weekly library books
  • Practising self help skills
  • Occasional topic related activities
  • Pre-reading letter, word and picture cards
  • Phonic sound books for reading and writing of  letter sounds
  • Reception readers will have reading books when ready
  • Summer term Reception – weekly writing task
Key Stage 1

  • Daily Reading
  • Weekly Spellings
  • Literacy activities
  • Numeracy activities
  • Topic related activities

 

Lower Key Stage 2

  • Daily Reading
  • Weekly Spellings
  • Weekly Times Tables
  • Research activities related to topic

 

Upper Key Stage 2

  • Daily Reading
  • Weekly English
  • Weekly Maths
  • Research activities related to topic

 

Pupils can receive support in completing homework in school from teachers and teaching assistants. Please contact staff to discuss. Pupils who attend the after school wrap around care, can complete homework activities in this time and receive support.