At Lanchester CFS we believe that homework plays an integral role in supporting children's learning. After parent feedback we have reviewed our approach to homework and our aim is to provide challenging and engaging homework to support children in improving and achieving our high academic standards. In 2015/2016 we introduced an online aspect of homework for both reading and maths via Pearson’s active-learn- BugClub and Abacus. We have chosen to continue with BugClub and Abacus as we have seen rapid progress in reading and children’s eagerness to engage with their homework has increased.
In KS1 children complete spelling homework from a list of 60 words each half term (for more information on our Spelling scheme please see our English page under curriculum).
Teachers will, on occasion, set challenge tasks to complete at home. These additional tasks will align with our units of inquiry and they promote research, creativity, deeper understanding and language. We hope that this will broaden and extend those pupils who want to do more whilst ensuring that all children meet the expectations of our school.There will be occasions where children will be set engaging, hands on tasks to complete over holiday periods. These tasks will be in your child's homework book., in addition please ensure to check your class page regularly for information on these tasks.
Each child has an exercise book for homework, where all homework activities are given and completed.