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Homework

We believe that homework should be meaningful and also that children are given opportunities to achieve within other organisations outside of school.

With this in mind, outlined below is our plan for homework.

  • All children should read every night. As a rough guide, younger children might read for 10 - 15 minutes each day, rising to 30 - 45 minutes for older children. Parents are encouraged to read with the children and guidance on what to discuss with your children when reading is attached.
  • All children will be given spelling on a Monday. These are to be learned by the following Monday in P1-4 and Friday in P5-7
  • Some children will receive handwriting practice on a weekly basis if we feel that this would benefit the child
  • Some children will receive multiplication table homework if they are not fully able to recall facts. children should read every night. As a rough guide, younger children might read for 10 - 15 minutes each day, rising to 30 - 45 minutes for older children. Parents are encouraged to read with the children and guidance on what to discuss with your children when reading is attached.
  • On occasions, children may be given a one off piece of homework linked to a topic or project.

All children will be issued with booklets connected to learning at home.

  • Every child will receive a reading record which should be signed by a parent every night, and will be seen by class teachers every week.
  • All P5-7 children will receive a Homework Diary which will contain any tasks that the children have been asked to complete. Any other notes for P1-4 will be in the reading record.
  • Every child will receive a Reflection Log, which will be sent home every Friday. On this, there is a section for completion by the children which may have been started at school, for completion at home. A section for teachers which will have been completed and a section for parents which should be completed over the weekend and returned on Monday. Parents of P1 children may want to use the children's section to discuss school - they aren't expected to write in it
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