Learning at home
Great Greenfield Homework
Research from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) finds that, on average, regular homework has a positive impact of 3 months’ additional progress over the course of a year.
Homework is particularly effective when it is related to classroom work, giving children the opportunity to retrieve, practise and apply their learning. We take this into account when setting homework for pupils.
Homework expectations at Kippax Greenfield Primary School:
All children are expected to read at least 4 times per week. Even if your child is a fluent reader, discussing the book (for example, the characters’ personalities and actions or the similarities between that book and other) is a valuable way to develop reading skills.
We celebrate regular home reading with our Reading Rainbow bookmarks.
Each week, your child will be set a piece of maths homework. This will include a worked example with a skill taught that week so that parents can see the strategy the children have been taught, followed by three fluency questions, and two opportunities to apply their skills to problem solving questions.
Each week, your child will also be set a piece of SPaG homework (spelling, punctuation and grammar). This will include an explanation of the skill taught that week, a task involving applying the skill to sentences, and the opportunity to use the skill in a short, independent writing task.
Optional skill practise.
Some of the ways we recommend doing this are:
o Practising times tables on Times Tables Rockstars
o Practising maths key recall facts on https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
A range of games for writing and spelling can be found at https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/words-and-spelling and https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar
What to do-
Homework will be shared via Class Dojo each week on Friday, with paper copies available for families who do not have access to Class Dojo. Please complete homework and either upload to Class Dojo, or hand in, by the following Wednesday.
We run a homework club at lunchtimes on a Thursday. This will provide children with a quiet space in which to complete their homework, with teachers available to support where needed. Please let your child’s teacher know if you would like them to attend homework club. Spaces will also be available for children who are not regularly completing their homework at home.