KS 2 expectations
In KS 2 children can expect to receive weekly Maths, English and spelling Homework. On top of this pupils will receive TTrockstars logins which we recommend doing at least three times a week. Reading is at the heart of everything we do at Selwood and that is why we expect reading to be a huge part of home learning. We recommend reading as much as possible but a minimum of three times a week. Reading is the key to all knowledge and children that read regularly often go on to achieve better outcomes in life.
Each term throughout the year a foundation subject will set an extended piece of homework linked to the subject to help support learning.
Term 1- History
Term 2- Geography
Term 3- Art
Term 4- Science
Term 5- French
Term 6- Religion and Philosophy
KS 3 Expectations
In KS 3 children can expect to receive weekly Maths, English, Science, Humanities (Geography one week History the next) and French homework. On top of this pupils will receive TTrockstars logins which we recommend doing at least 3 times a week as well as continuing to read regularly. Reading is the key to all knowledge and children that read regularly often go on to achieve better outcomes in life.
• All homework for both key stages will have one week for completion.
• Other subjects may set enrichment, extension or retrieval homework when it supports learning.
• Should pupils be assigned more than one piece of homework on one day, it is up to the pupil to organise their time during the week to make sure deadlines are not missed.
• Teachers may wish to not set homework on certain weeks e.g. end of term or assessment weeks. This is down to the teachers discretion but will not be a regular occurrence.
• Teachers will monitor homework completion by their classes. Persistent homework failure will be tracked. We will monitor and support repeated failures to complete homework within their faculty and will take steps to support young people who are unable to complete their work.
• Failure to bring in homework will trigger the following:
◦ Pupils will get a warning and a chance to bring in their missed homework
◦ If they fail to bring in their missed homework staff will call home
◦ If pupils still do not bring homework an after school detention will be given. Teachers will use their personal discretion with pupils and their needs and circumstances.
All teachers will make homework available on Google Classroom or inform you it has been set using Google Classroom. Pupils may be asked to complete online activities such as creating documents or completing quizzes and this will be made clear to them. It is important to let teachers know if it is not possible to complete homework online. Teachers will then provide a printed version of the homework for pupils to complete.
Homework often prioritises recall and retrieval exercises. This helps pupils to rehearse and strengthen knowledge and retention of learning. Spaced retrieval is a memory technique that helps people recall information over a progressively longer period of time. We know that this helps support pupils’ longer-term recall of knowledge and ideas and therefore allows them to be more successful in their learning over time.