Homework Book

Homework is set on a Friday and due back at the school the following Wednesday although handing homework in earlier is fine.  This is to enable teachers to mark homework before it is returned the following week and to allow families to either complete homework over the weekend or during the week, depending upon busy weekends.

Please complete all homework in this book unless otherwise stated by the class teacher.
 
Spelling tests will be on a Friday and therefore it might be necessary to make a note of spellings separately at home although we aim to have all spellings available on the school website.
 
Feedback on how your child is doing with their homework can be very useful to the class teacher.  Please use your Homework Book as a method of communication between home and school.
 
For further information and tips on homework please see the information on the Hampshire website which can be found here – http://www3.hants.gov.uk/education/hias/learning-behaviour-attendance/attendance-guidance-for-parents.htm
 

Year 1 – 5

Time Guidance:

 
  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Daily Reading 5 minutes 5 – 10 minutes 5 – 10 minutes 5 – 10 minutes 15 – 20 minutes
Daily Spellings 5 – 10 minutes 5 – 10 minutes 5 – 10 minutes 5 – 10 minutes 5 – 10 minutes
Weekly English or Maths 15 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes 25 minutes 30 minutes
Occasionally Other 15 minutes 15 minutes 20 minutes 25 minutes 30 minutes

 

Year 6

At St John’s we strive to prepare the children to become independent life-long learners and for Year 6 managing regular homework is an essential skill to prepare them for their transition to secondary school.
 

Time Guidance:

 
  Daily Reading Daily Spellings Weekly English Weekly Maths Occasionally Other
Year 6 15 – 20 minutes 5 – 10 minutes 30 – 45 minutes 30 – 45 minutes 45 minutes