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Homework Policy

At North Kessock Primary we value the extra work that the children can undertake at home in order to underpin and reinforce their learning that takes place in school.  We are also aware of the commitments that many pupils have after school in the many clubs and extra curricular groups that they attend.  When creating this policy we have considered both of the above in order to ensure that homework will be a positive experience for both children and parents.

The Homework

Across the school homework will be given out on every Monday and will be collected back in on a Friday.  The exceptions to this will be the first and last weeks of term where homework will not be issued.  A sheet will be given to each child fully detailing their homework for that particular week.

 Every child will receive three pieces of homework.

1. Maths

The work that the child will be given will reinforce the work undertaken in class during their previous week.  The child should know how to complete the work and the concepts involved will have been introduced in class. The piece of work could comprise of a maths game, a worksheet with questions to answer or work to complete or a website to visit with maths games to play.

2. Literacy

The work that the child will be given will reinforce the work undertaken in class during their previous week.  The child will know how to complete the work and the concepts involved will have been introduced in class. The piece of work could comprise of a game, a worksheet to complete or a website to visit.  The activities could change weekly and have a different focus of reading, writing, spelling, comprehension or grammar based activities. Story Sacks may be given out for the literacy homework.  On occasions, extended pieces of work could be set to be completed over a number of weeks.

3. Cross – Curricular

The work that the child will be given will reinforce or compliment the work undertaken in class during their previous week.  The types of activities for this section of homework are vast, with the main focus on research.  This area of homework is designed to compliment any project or cross – curricular work undertaken in class.  The work or research set in this section could be expanded to be completed over a number of weeks. The type of work could include book or internet research, sheets to complete or even models to make.

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If access to a computer is required for any part of a pupil’s homework and a computer is not available at home, the pupils will be able to use a school computer during lunchtimes.


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