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Homework

Why set Homework?
Homework is a core part of the Learning and Teaching at Albyn; it is set to:

• Reinforce work and concepts covered in school.
• Allow parents the opportunity to see the kind of work being done in school.
• Give parents the opportunity to be involved in their children’s learning.
• Encourage children to take responsibility for their own work and time management.
• Prepare them for Upper School.

Homework Tasks
These will vary greatly from year group to year group. However, in general, the following should be set as a minimum every week:

• Reading (or work associated with reading)
• Language work (grammar, sentence work, story drafting/ redrafting, preparation for class talks, practical language tasks)
• Spelling
• Maths work (practical Maths tasks or mental arithmetic/ agility)
• Recorder practice (where appropriate 10 minutes a night)

Other work might include:
• Research Tasks
• Project work
• Competitions
• Quizzes
• Finishing off work
• Other work as deemed useful by the class teacher.

Children should not be expected to cover untaught concepts as part of a homework task.

Time spent on homework

This will vary greatly according to the age, stage and ability of a child. In general, however, children will be expected to do a minimum of 10 minutes a night (50 minutes a week) and should not have to do more than 1 hour a night (5 hours a week). Please see the front of the homework diaries for more information on how long homework should be for each year group.

Homework

Why set Homework?
Homework is a core part of the Learning and Teaching at Albyn; it is set to:

• Reinforce work and concepts covered in school.
• Allow parents the opportunity to see the kind of work being done in school.
• Give parents the opportunity to be involved in their children’s learning.
• Encourage children to take responsibility for their own work and time management.
• Prepare them for Upper School.

Homework Tasks
These will vary greatly from year group to year group. However, in general, the following should be set as a minimum every week:

• Reading (or work associated with reading)
• Language work (grammar, sentence work, story drafting/ redrafting, preparation for class talks, practical language tasks)
• Spelling
• Maths work (practical Maths tasks or mental arithmetic/ agility)
• Recorder practice (where appropriate 10 minutes a night)

Other work might include:
• Research Tasks
• Project work
• Competitions
• Quizzes
• Finishing off work
• Other work as deemed useful by the class teacher.

Children should not be expected to cover untaught concepts as part of a homework task.

Time spent on homework

This will vary greatly according to the age, stage and ability of a child. In general, however, children will be expected to do a minimum of 10 minutes a night (50 minutes a week) and should not have to do more than 1 hour a night (5 hours a week). Please see the front of the homework diaries for more information on how long homework should be for each year group.

Where Albyn will take you...

Our pupils excel in our wonderful Lower School, they work hard and thoroughly enjoy their time here.

Mr Bertolotto, Head of Lower School

We challenge our pupils academically and help them to reach their full potential.

Mr Davies, Deputy Head of the Lower School