Homework

We know that pupils learn best when they practise. It helps them gain competence and helps them to improve. Even when pupils have mastered something, practising still has benefits: it reinforces the basic skills that they need to learn more advanced skills, it protects against forgetting and practice helps them to apply their knowledge and skills in different ways. Because of this, we expect all pupils to complete weekly homework.

 

Homework tasks are sent by email to parents on Fridays – homework is due on the following Thursday. The homework is designed to help pupils to practise while respecting family time by not setting big art projects that require lots of time and resources, or long writing tasks.

 

To learn more homework at Churchfields Junior School, please see our Homework Policy.

 

If you would like to provide further practice for your child, please see the Home Learning, Knowledge Organiser and Quizzing at Home pages found in the Learning menu.

Reading

We expect pupils to read at least three times a week with an adult. This type of practice allows a parent to check their child understand what they are reading, means they can explain the meaning of words and gives an audience to listen so they can develop expressive reading.

Maths

Pupils should use the maths textbook to complete this homework. They will practise an area of learning recently taught in school. They should also play Times Table Rockstars (link) to sharpen the vital knowledge of multiplication facts.

Quiz

These questions encourage pupils to recall the knowledge they have learnt in school. Your child should try to answer these from memory and write them in their homework book. If they cannot remember the answers, they can use a Knowledge Organiser to help – or use the Internet to find the answer. These questions also come with an optional ‘challenge’ question.

Spelling

Pupils should write out the words at least once. They will be tested on these spellings in the week. To learn the spellings well, they should discuss the meaning of the words, practise writing the words from memory and be tested by an adult at home until they know them all well.

Music

The teachers recommend notes, parts or whole songs for pupils to practise with their musical instrument at home before the next music lesson in school.

SPAG

This means Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. Every pupil has access to www.spag.com where they should complete an activity or test every week.