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Biggleswade Academy

Biggleswade Academy

Independent Learning & Homework

The amount of time a child spends on homework should increase as the pupil moves through the school. Tasks should be relevant to the work completed in class during that week.

Pupil planners should be used to record homework and its completion date.

Pupils are expected to complete homework in line with everyday class work expectations.


All pupils, should be spending time each night on reading and spelling or mental maths tasks, including tables. 

For Early Years pupils, this should be 10 minutes a night.
For Year 1 and Year 2, this should be 15 minutes a night.
For all other years, this should be 20 minutes a night.

Reception
The children receive weekly high frequency words and phonics to practice.

Years 1 - 4
Maths and Literacy on alternate weeks.

Year 5
Autumn term - Maths and Literacy on a weekly basis.
Spring and Summer terms - Maths and Literacy on a weekly basis plus one piece of Humanities and one piece of Science per unit.

Year 6
Autumn term - Maths and Literacy on a weekly basis, plus one piece of Humanities and one piece of Science per unit.
Spring term - SATs - Two Maths and two Literacy on a weekly basis.
Post SATs - as per Autumn term.

Years 7 - 8
Maths, Literacy and Science on a weekly basis, plus two pieces of History and Geography per unit.
French homework is set fortnightly.
Options homework will be set according to the needs of the subject.

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