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St John's C of E Middle School Academy

Homework

Why do we give our pupils homework?

•Homework can make an important contribution to pupils’ progress.
•Homework encourages pupils to develop the skills and attitudes necessary for lifelong learning.
•To extend / consolidate / reinforce the skills, knowledge and understanding developed in the classroom.
•Encourage pupils to develop long term strategies for independent work and study.
•Help pupils to develop skills in organisation and meeting deadlines.
•To provide opportunities for parents and carers to work together to enjoy learning.
•To prepare pupils for High School.

What types of homework should I expect my child to get?

•Reading on a daily basis (with parents or carers for insecure readers).
•Learning and practising spellings and mathematical skills and tables which could be through the use of ICT programs (Mathletics, My Maths, Spellodrome, Reading Eggs, IntoScience).
•Completion of tasks.
•Reviewing, redrafting and completing a piece of work.
•Preparation for classwork / presentation.
•Research topics, projects and investigation.
.In all other subjects not stated below, homework will be given as required or as a project before/after a subject specific Enrichment Day.

Timetable for Key Stage 2

Year Group Subject How Often Minimum/Maximum
Year 5 Reading Daily 10 - 20 Minutes
  Learning Tables/Spelling Weekly 10 - 20 Minutes
  English Weekly 20 - 40 Minutes
  Maths Weekly 20 - 30 Minutes
  Science  Weekly 20 - 30 Minutes
       
Year 6 Reading Daily 10 - 20 Minutes
  Learning Tables/Spelling Weekly 10 - 20 Minutes
  English Weekly 20 - 30 Minutes
  Maths Weekly 20 - 30 Minutes
  Science Weekly 20 -30 Minutes

Timetable for Key Stage 3

Year Group Subject How Often Minimum/Maximum
Year 7 Reading Daily 20 - 30 Minutes 
  Learning Tables/Spelling/Corrections Weekly 20 - 30 Minutes
  English Weekly 30 - 45 Minutes
  Maths Weekly 30 - 40 Minutes
  Science Weekly 30 - 40 Minutes
       
Year 8 Reading Daily 20 - 30 Minutes
  Learning Tables/Spelling/Corrections Weekly 20 - 30  Minutes
  English Weekly 45 - 60 Minutes
  Maths Weekly 30 - 45 Minutes
  Science Weekly 30 - 40 Minutes