Homework Policy

Homework?

If one wants to create an argument in school then mention homework.  It is either hated or loved by both parents and teachers.  Evidence from both sides of the fence abound.  So what is the way forward.  Teachers are under greater pressure than ever before, is homework one task too much.  In reality less than 35% of homework set is completed except reading where the take up is 90% plus.  So what are we at BP going to do?  Clearly we are going to upset somebody with whatever we decide, so here is what we intend to do.

Beatrix Potter Primary School: Homework  

Reception

Reading (PACT)   Sight words, spelling, numbers

Key Stage 1    Core number skills, tables,  Reading at home,  Spelling,   Additional Projects: Geared to work in class

Key Stage 2   Core number skills, tables,  Reading at home,  Spelling,   Additional Projects: Geared to work in class

Year 6 and Year 2 will be prepared for National Assessments with test practice without detracting from a broad and balanced curriculum.  Year 6 will receive practice for the Wandsworth Test for secondary transfer.  Advice and support for common entrance will be given.

We will shortly add some articles on the homework debate for you to consider.

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