Our homework expectations are explained below. Homework is handed out on Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.
Homework is given out to help children consolidate and deepen their learning, however all homework is optional.
Children are expected to be read to, and / or are expected to read every day. This is very important as it develops children in many ways!
Homework is given out weekly. Within the homework tasks, pupils are always given a choice of activity to do for their English and Maths, which gives them ownership of their learning.
Children are always given a challenge for their homework if they want to push themselves further.
CAS or Creativity, Action, and Service is a second element of pupils’ home learning experience. We appreciate at GT that pupils may excel in other kinds of learning that is “off the page”. CAS will allow pupils to consider what they have done outside of school that is creative, active, or helpful to the community. Evidence of this will simply be a note or a statement by the pupil, sharing what activity they have done. This way, the child and family can begin to consider the kinds of things that can be done to develop them and prepare them for the future. Examples might include:
Creativity: painting a picture, building a Lego fort or writing a song
Action: playing football, cycling in the park or going for a walk
Service: helping with the dishes, picking up litter, or visiting a friend or relative in need
Part of the children’s optional homework is to complete maths and spellings homework online on SumDog. Every child has their own user name and password for this great learning platform, which gives immediate feedback and is proven to develop children’s mathematical and spelling proficiency. Go to www.sumdog.com to log in.
Children are tested on their spellings every week and they also have a weekly times tables test.
For their times tables test, the children use “Rainbow Maths”, where they are tested on the times tables target that is right for them. They progress at their own pace and are aware of their targets.