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Homework Expectations

We expect all children to do homework

In the Early Years and Foundation Stage, this will be reading, practicing new sounds learnt and key words, learning experiences through play and choosing activities from the homework sheets.

Within our Early Years and Foundation Stage, parents have access to Tapestry (our online learning tool).  Here you can see the experiences your child is encountering in school and you can also contribute to this by adding photos and events that your child is involved in, outside of school.

In Key Stage 1 (Years 1 to 2), we will expect all children to read 5 times per week and additionally to practice sounds ankeywords.  There will also be the expectation of the children doing some fun learning activities to reinforce the learning in class.

In Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6), we will expect all parts of the homework to be completed in addition to reading daily, spellings and additional extension tasks and projects when required.

How often should your children be doing homework?

Homework is based around the learning that is taking place for each topic every half term, within the classroom.  The children will have a choice of learning activities to choose from.

We would like them to complete 2 learning activities within a week and tick these off on the homework grid.

Homework will be given out on a Wednesday and returned to the child on a Friday.

Homework is given out in each Key Phase and expectations are made clear.

Beacon Academy expects parents to hear their child read at least 5 times every week; this is your part of the partnership.

Beacon Academy expects parents to find ways of encouraging their child to read and explore the experiences around them; this could be reading their reading book, comics, magazines, newspapers to encouraging them to read signs in the environment around them.

How we can help:

Homework Clubs:

  • We regularly run an After School Club in our Youth Club for children from Year 1 to Year 6 (Foundation Stage children can attend after October half term)
  • Charge for sessions at the After School Club is £2.00 per hour, paid in advance

Family Learning:

  • Phonics and Maths linked with learning with your children.  Focus on the Foundation Stage and the Key Stage 1 parents and their children

Topic Sharing Experiences:

  • Inviting parents into school to share in the experiences with their children, recent experiences have included the Scarecrow festival, storytelling week find the teachers, harvest festivals, plays, coffee mornings.
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