At Brampton Primary Academy, we believe that targeted homework is a useful tool to support and consolidate basic skills in maths and English.
To this end, homework is set each week on a Friday and consists of tasks set to consolidate learning in class in order to support the development of literacy and maths skills.
Homework should be completed by the child at home and then handed in the following Tuesday. Parents are asked to supervise homework and guide where necessary, but we do encourage pupils to be as independent as possible as they progress through their primary school. If your child is struggling with his or her homework, please speak to the class teacher: it should not become a battleground at home!
We also ask that parents and carers sign off reading homework in the home/school reading book that is provided.
At Brampton, we believe that children learn best when supported by school and home, working in partnership. We thus encourage the following:
Teachers will be asked to plan for an English and maths piece of work which is a consolidation task of the work done in class throughout the week. This will be an activity which pupils can access and complete independently to re-inforce the knowledge and skills applied that week. We want the homework to be manageable and to develop fluency and practice. In addition, pupils take their reading books, which they chose from their book corners and school library.
Homework packs should contain: a grammar revision sheet, spellings practice sheet, arithmetic practice and timestable practice.
Year 6 and year 2 homework packs may differ from the rest, as we will be covering test skills in the run up to SATs to ensure that we fully prepare and equip our pupils with the skills needed to complete their SATs in a confident manner.