Each class will be given a 'Homework Menu' the menu will contain homework tasks that have been set by their class teacher and will be linked to the theme of the topic work being done in class. The number of tasks will vary according to the length of time the topic will run for and the age of the children but this will be approximately 5 tasks in Key Stage 1 and 9 tasks in Key Stage 2. The tasks will be differentiated; some will be fairly straightforward to understand and complete and other will be more difficult and require greater consideration or involve more higher-order thinking skills.
The children are free to pick and choose which homework tasks they attempt. There is a suggested expectation of accomplishment indicated on the menu.
Each child will be expected to keep any completed homework in a folder either at home or at school depending on their age.
During the course of the term the children will be given the opportunity to hand in their folders and have their homework reviewed and assessed. This should happen at least once. When the homework is reviewed each child should be given an overall comment relating to their work. This will include recognition of what has been successful and might also contain suggestions for further actions or make reference to specific pieces giving ideas for further consideration.
At the end of each term each class will hold a presentation session where the children can display their completed homework tasks. This may form part of an open afternoon/ open evening/ parents evening. After the presentation sessions the folders will be collected in and the teachers will give a final overall comment to each child's work. Rewards such as house points/ raffle tickets/ prizes will also be given out to children who have clearly worked hard on their tasks or succeeded in a particular area.