At Roseberry, the practice and development of basic skills is the main focus of our homework. Developing competent readers, writers, spellers and mathematicians is our primary aim; children who have the skills needed for later life. All children are expected to practise English and Mathematics basic skills each week through their basic skills homework tasks. These tasks will be stuck into their green homework book each week (see the table below for more detail). Teachers will respond to children’s homework each week in their homework book.
Mathletics & Spellodrome
All children from Reception to Year 6 have their own Mathletics account with their own login details. The site allows the children access to practise the key skills that they have been working on at school and allows the children to see how well they are doing and records their achievements. Can they challenge themselves to get in the school’s top ten?
As part of our school membership, the children also have access to Spellodrome. Sometimes your child’s teacher will set them homework on this website too.
Developing creativity is an enrichment aspect of homework at Roseberry where children are given the opportunity to respond to topics and express themselves creatively. All children will be given an evolving ‘learning challenge project’ each half term, which will link to their topic. An overview of the expected coverage from lessons will be provided to support children with their homework challenge project. How this project is completed is open – it can take any form to reflect the children’s ideas and interests. Initially, this will be challenging but as the barriers are removed, children soon realise that there are no limits to what they can accomplish and express themselves in different ways. The children will be asked to submit their project at the end of the half term. Teachers will respond to children’s homework each half term in their homework book.
A selection of children will share their creative homework in celebration assemblies as a reward and motivation. Individual classes use their own reward systems for the completion of homework, on time, as an incentive.
If your child is absent from school on the date of submission, homework will not be marked as late if it is submitted as soon as your child returns to school.
We regularly showcase the children’s homework books and parents are welcome to come into the school and share in the celebration.