Welcome to our homework page.
Here you will find information about the sort of homework that is expected each week from your child.
What homework and when?
As you might expect, as pupils progress through the school, the level and expectations of homework will increase gradually. The ‘Meet the Teacher’ session, in November, March and July is the perfect opportunity for you to find out about and discuss the homework set in your child’s class. If you have any other concerns during the year you are welcome to make appointments with our staff via the School Office.
Pupils and parents are sent home a sheet each week that covers the below information.
Your child’s teacher will adapt the homework according to the needs of the pupils and changes to the National Curriculum. As a school are trying to reduce our carbon footprint and reduce teacher workload therefore additional worksheets will not be sent out regularly.
What is the purpose of homework?
Schools provide homework for a variety of reasons. At BPA School, we believe that regular opportunities to undertake homework can benefit our pupils for the following reasons:
How to take the work out of homework
We are aware that, for many families, organising homework (such as weekly English and Maths activities) can feel like an extra chore, which inevitably defeats the main purpose: to demonstrate that learning can be fun! We want our parents to feel as confident as our pupils about what is expected for each class. With this in mind, we have put together some pointers for parents:
Useful websites to help support your child’s learning are listed in the year group learning pages, these are continually being updated.
We reward genuine effort, rather than test scores alone. Where we see that pupils have challenged themselves to extend their learning at home, we will reward their effort. Sometimes pictures of homework are shared in the newsletter or we might take a photo for our topics books. Spellings and times tables are tested and marked – as is most Maths and English learning – however, we do not give written feedback for all homework. Instead, it may be part of a class discussion, during which pupils are given verbal feedback.
It is helpful if you, your child and the teacher signs the homework sheet, this is an acknowledgment that there has been communication and that the homework has been seen by all.