Homework

homeworkAt Our Lady of the Rosary we believe homework makes a valuable contribution to a child's learning. Each year group has homework appropriate to their age and related to their learning experiences in school.

Reception

Reading books are provided at least twice a week to give children the opportunity to develop reading skills learnt in the classroom.

Year 1

Reading books are taken home each evening and changed twice a week.

Monday and Wednesday- Boys Reading Books

Tuesday and Thursday- Girls Reading Books

Spellings are sent home on a Friday and will be tested the following Friday

Homework will be given on a Friday to be handed in the following Monday.

Year 2

Reading books are changed twice a week and are taken home each evening. Comments about pupil's reading and pages read should be recorded in the reading record book.

Monday and Wednesday- Boys Reading Books

Tuesday and Thursday- Girls Reading Books

Spellings will be given each Friday and pupils will be tested each Friday.

English and Maths will be given on a Friday, to be handed in the following Monday. (English and Maths are alternately on a weekly basis.)

Year 3

Monday – Maths

Friday – English

Spellings will be given each Wednesday and pupils will be tested on the following Wednesday.

Nightly reading will be given and comments and pages read should be recorded in the reading record book.

Year 4

Monday – Maths

Friday – English

Spellings will be given each Wednesday and pupils will be tested on the following Wednesday.

Nightly reading will be given and comments and pages read should be recorded in the reading record book.

Year 5 and Year 6

Monday - Maths (to be handed in by Wednesday)

Wednesday - Comprehension (to be handed in by Friday)

Friday - Related to a subject worked on during the week.

Spellings will be given and tested on a weekly basis.

Additional homework may be given, particularly to pupils sitting entrance papers; after the 11+ tests. Children in the Infant and Junior Departments take their reading books home every night and we request that parents listen to their children read and make a record of pages read. Please do not read any more than the pages allocated. Parents are encouraged to write a comment in the Reading Record Book so that children's problems/successes can be continually monitored. If your child still wants to read encourage them to read a library book.