Parents' Guide | Homework
How much homework will your child do at Arnbrook?
This is key to everything your child will do in school. We expect parents and carers to 'drop everything for ten' at home and either read with or listen to their children read for ten minutes every day. A record of their reading should be kept in your child's reading log. All children have a reading book from either our school or class library, linked to their reading ability, and children on our phonics programme are provided with a phonics book linked to their current phonic knowledge.
It can be confusing trying to understand how children learn to read. Check out this video for info' on how we use phonics to teach children to read from an early age. You can also watch this video on Youtube by clicking here.
You don't have to be an expert reader to support your child's reading. Just remember 'T-R-U-S-T' and see more links at the bottom of this page.
Our school library is open at the following times:
What happens if my child does not hand in the homework?
We ask all children to complete their homework, as it supports and extends their learning in school. All teachers promote completing homework through praise, prizes and celebrations. In Year 5 & 6, we expect that all children complete homework. Those who don't may be asked to complete the homework during short supervised sessions at break or lunchtime.
How can I help my child with their homework?
Please do come in and talk to your child’s class teacher if there are ongoing issues with the completion of homework or if your child is finding work difficult. There's lots of practical advice online about how to help with homework, including these tip tips from ParentInfo.