Homework plays an important role in the reinforcing of new skills your child has learnt during the school day.   At St John’s all pupils from Reception through to Upper 5 (Year 11) will be required to carry out homework.

Kindergarten

All children in Kindergarten will be given a reading book, notebook or diary.  This will contain details of reading and/ or homework and when it is to be returned to school.

Reception;
Reading each evening except swimming day, plus worksheets as necessary and weekly sightwords/ spellings.

Lower Kindergarten;
Reading each evening, plus ten minutes spellings, tables and worksheets.

Upper Kindergarten;
Reading each evening, plus fifteen minutes of another subject.

Junior School

All Junior children are required to read to an adult for 20 minutes per night, plus practise their weekly spellings and their times tables (using the Times Tables Rock Stars program online).  Alongside this, each year group have additional homework as outlined below;

Form 1 (Year 3) 20 minutes homework plus 20 minutes reading per night
Monday Spellings and Mental Arithmetic corrections
Tuesday Times tables worksheet
Wednesday Spellings revisions sheet
Thursday English Skills Book
Friday Mental Arithmetic

 

Lower 2 (Year 4) 30 minutes homework plus 20 minutes reading per night
Monday Spellings and Mental Arithmetic corrections
Tuesday Maths Sheet
Wednesday English Comprehension
Thursday Problem Solving Worksheet
Friday Mental Arithmetic

 

Upper 2 (Year 5) 35 minutes homework plus 20 minutes reading per night
Monday Spellings and Mental Arithmetic corrections | (and research homework for a whole week)
Tuesday Verbal OR non-verbal reasoning
Wednesday English Comprehension
Thursday Maths Sheet
Friday Mental Arithmetic

 

Lower 3 (Year 6) 40 minutes homework plus 20 minutes reading per night
Monday Comprehension and Mental Arithmetic corrections
Tuesday Science
Wednesday Maths sheet
Thursday Spellings
Friday Mental Arithmetic

Senior School

In Senior School pupils are issued with a student planner in which details of all homework should be noted daily.  The diary should be checked on a daily basis and can be used by parents and subject teachers for comments.  The planner must be signed by parents at the end of each week to indicate that the work has been completed.

Below are two examples of an Upper 3 (Year 7) and Lower 5 (Year 10)

UPPER 3 (YEAR 7) EXAMPLE HOMEWORK TIMETABLE
Monday Science | Computing
Tuesday French | Geography
Wednesday History | Art
Thursday English | RE | Spanish
Friday Food Tech.  |  Music  |  Maths

 

LOWER 5 (YR 10) EXAMPLE HOMEWORK TIMETABLE
Monday Statistics
Tuesday English |  Physical Education
Wednesday Science |  Spanish | Computing
Thursday Maths | History
Friday Physics | Computing

Art – As and when required
Spanish – Twice a week
Science –Teachers will change on rotation throughout the year; homework will vary.