Rosary Catholic Primary School

Rosary Catholic Primary School
Rosary Catholic Primary School

“Very exciting... you have fun here!”
- Alejandro

“We respect each other like a family”
- Megan

“Coming here will give you a good education ..it is an amazing school”
- Charlotte

“The Rosary School is a fantastic place... It's a peaceful paradise for learning”
- Laurance

“When I joined in Y1 everyone was accepting and made me feel welcome”
- Abraham

“I don't want to leave because of the great memories I have made here”
- Hannah

“Everyone treats each other like an equal”
- Grace

“We are like one big family, who achieve the best!”
- Toby

“..you achieve high levels and get lots of support”
- Findlay

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Homework

Mission Statement: We do our best following in the steps of Jesus.

At the Rosary School we believe that homework plays an essential role in the curriculum and should be set regularly for pupils. It ensures progression towards independence and individual responsibility and it provides opportunities for parents, pupils and teachers to work in partnership.

We have found that our current practice for setting homework is very much in line with the recommended time allocations given by the DfES (Homework Guidelines for the Primary School. DfES 1998)

Our guidelines for homework allocation are as follows:

Reception

Up to 1 hour per week

Literacy and Numeracy work & reading

Years 1 and 2

1 hour per week

Reading, spellings, other Literacy work and Numeracy work

Years 3 and 4

1.5 hours per week

Literacy and Numeracy as for Y1 and Y2 with occasional assignments in other subjects

Years 5 and 6

30 minutes per day or equivalent

Regular weekly schedule with continued emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy, but also ranging widely over the curriculum

The daily reading that the government recommends for Primary age pupils can be done as part of the homework.

The School will ensure that:

  • Homework tasks are structured and the purpose explained to the pupils
  • Homework is matched to the needs of the individual
  • There is consistent practice across the school
  • Homework is given regularly so that everyone knows what to expect each week
  • Pupils and parents are clear about what they need to do
  • There are high expectations
  • Pupils receive clear feedback

The implementation of this policy will be monitored, evaluated and reviewed on an annual basis by the governing body.

Date:  January 2012

Date of Review: January 2014