At BEPS we believe homework is important. However, it also needs to be balanced as children need time to play and engage in other activities, either at home or in the local community.
If homework is completed well and on time, it helps your child to consolidate their schoolwork. It enables you to see the progress your child is making and to actively support your child in their learning.
Homework is given:
- To consolidate the learning that is taking place in school
- To develop study skills such as: time management, independence etc.
- To create a link between parents and school.
Apart from reading, no homework is given during the weekend or the holidays.
In Reception, parents are encouraged to support their children by regularly practising the sound of the week from their phonic booklet, and talking about vocabulary that uses this sound.
In Year 1, parents will be informed of homework by the teachers. It will be either reading or an activity linked to their IPC unit of work. Children should read every evening.
In Year 2, parents will be informed of homework by the teachers. There will be 2 or 3 pieces of homework a week: 1 Literacy-based, 1 Numeracy-based, and when appropriate, 1 based on their IPC Unit of Work. Each piece of homework should take no more than 30 minutes. Children should read every evening.
In Year 3 and 4, the children will inform parents of homework. They will record the homework task in their Journal de Classe. There will be 4 pieces of homework a week: 1 Language based, 1 Numeracy based, 1 French/English, and 1 based on their IPC Unit of Work. Each piece of homework should take no more than 30 minutes. Reading should happen every evening.
In Year 5 and 6, the children will inform parents of homework. They will record the homework tasks in their Journal de Classe. There will be 4 pieces of homework each week. Homework tasks will include Literacy, Numeracy, French/English and Unit of Work. Homework should take no more than 45 minutes each day. Reading should also happen every evening.