Homework Consultation Meeting with Parents 16.10.19.
2 meetings 9am and 2.45 attended by 47 parents.
- What is the homework experience for parents currently?
No homework at present.
- What homework would a parent like for their children?
Reflective of class work
- When would they like homework to start? From reception?
From the age of six
- What type of homework would a parent like to see?
- How much reading homework do parents feel is appropriate?
- Age dependent / at 6 years of age children should be reading for at least 15 minutes per day.
- Also this should be with their parent or adult in the house. (Parents should be reading to their children.).
- All children in school should be reading for homework daily from reception to year 6. Reception reading for 10 minutes up to year 6 who should be reading for 30 – 45 minutes a day. (Neither of these times need to be continuous, so it can be in 10 minute sessions.)
- DF to publish the SDP on the web. Discussed the school improvement plan and the focus on reading.
- Spelling journals, Spelling cards where parents are aware of test scores / progress.
- Opportunity to practise handwriting. Parents can support children with spelling mistakes.
- Apply spelling within the context of a sentence / paragraph.
- Spelling homework for year 1- 6 (reception when they are ready.) Phonics workshop for parents.
- Worksheet – methods to support parents to consolidate strategies.
- Consistency. Example, practise, problem. Webinars
- Combine times tables, number fluency problems (explain methods.) Daily times tables, Problem solving once a week.
- Online homework – NEEDS TO BE CHECKED, TT rock stars.Support for parents who are unable to support with online homework.
- Wider curriculum – parent / child collaboration. Acknowledging homework, Rewards. Link TT rockstars to website
- Laminate cards for passwords and place on fridge at home – magnet. Differentiated homework according to ability.
Some families may have access to the internet. Will school support these families and children?
- Homework around the curriculum themes.
- Timetables or half termly newsletters to parents sharing intended learning.
- Can parents have a link to the National Curriculum on the website?
- Homework books in reception with the learning objectives were really good.