At Benhurst Primary School, homework activities are a vital part of our home/school partnership and all children are expected to take part in a variety of homework tasks to enhance and support learning work in class. All homework will be updated within Google Classroom at 4:30 pm each Thursday.
Our homework is designed to:
Consolidate and reinforce basic skills and knowledge, especially in English and Maths.
Provide opportunities for parents and children to work in partnership and to share and enjoy learning experiences.
Ensure consistency of approach throughout the school.
Provide opportunities as children get older to develop skills of independent learning. This is particularly important in Year 5 and 6 as they prepare for their journey towards secondary school.
Reading is fundamental. In fact, it is one of the most important ingredients to becoming all that you can be. Reading develops your brain, provides a window into the world around you and gives you a greater chance to succeed.
It is paramount that you support your child by hearing them at least four times a week and completing their Reading Record. Thank you!
Spelling and spelling accuracy is a fundamental element of being a successful writer. To be able to spell words quickly and with fluency will support children to be the best that they can be. We follow a specific spelling scheme called Spell Zoo to support our delivery of the English curriculum. Spelling homework will be set weekly. The spellings set follow the spelling patterns covered in class learning and include common exception words in KS1 and tricky words in KS2.
It is important that you support your child to learn, practice and remember these spellings. Thank you!