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Homework

 At The Study we believe that there should be a good balance between work and play. After a busy day at school the girls need time to relax, take part in after school clubs and enjoy other activities and interests. However, it is important for children to develop good learning habits at home. Homework is set to enable the girls to practise, consolidate and extend what they have learnt at school and provides opportunities for independent learning.

We ask parents to help their daughters develop good learning habits at home by providing a quiet, conducive working environment, keeping an eye on the time taken and checking that homework is completed. In the Prep Department the Link Book is an important form of communication between school and home. The girls write down their homework in the Link Book and parents are asked to check the Link Book daily and sign it.

Pre-Prep Department

Reception

Girls bring home their reading books twice a week in the Autumn Term and three times a week in the Spring and Summer Terms. They also bring home a free choice library book once a week. At the beginning of the Autumn Term the girls are given a Jolly Phonics Sound Folder to keep at home and parents are told which sounds to practise with their daughters each week. A little book is also sent home once a week to reinforce sounds covered. This includes a list of words to practise word building skills. Extra sheets are given as appropriate to help individuals.

Year 1

Girls bring home their reading books every day and a free choice library book once a week. A Maths, English or topic based activity is given every Monday, in the girls’ homework books, which should be handed in on Friday. A weekly spelling list is given for the girls to practise at home.

Year 2

Girls bring home their reading books every day and a free choice library book once a week.  They have weekly spellings to learn which are given on a Monday for a test the following Monday. In the Autumn Term they have a weekly maths or English activity which is given on Monday to be handed in on Friday. In the Spring and Summer Terms they have a Maths and English activity each week. Girls are expected to practise their tables at home for regular tests in school.           

Prep Department

At all stages it is hoped that parents will encourage their daughters to read a little every evening, either out loud to an adult or quietly to themselves. A daily maths exercise is set throughout the Department. The rest of the homework may comprise one or two subjects, depending on the activity. The following times for evening homework are approximate:

Year 3: 30 minutes
Year 4: 45 minutes
Year 5: 60 minutes
Year 6: 65 minutes

No formal homework is set on a Friday for the weekend, except in the Summer Term of Year 5 and in Year 6 until the Spring Term exams. However, there will be occasions when relatively small amounts of homework may be set, usually for subjects where no other regular homework time is set.

Example: Spring Term Homework Timetable

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Year 3

Spellings

 

Mental Arithmetic

English

 

Maths

 

4C

English

Maths

Tables

Science

Mental Arithmetic

Spellings

English

History

 

4P

English

Maths

Tables

Spellings

Mental Arithmetic

History

English

Science

 

Year 5

English

Maths

Science

Spellings

English (double)

 

Maths

Humanities

 

6B

Maths

English

History

Science

Spellings

Maths

Class English

English

 

6M

Maths

English

Science

Class Work

Spellings

Maths

Class English

English