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Curriculum

What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum here.  Also see specifics of what your child's year-group will be learning this year by using the Children tab and clicking on Class Pages.

At Peasedown St John we acknowledge and highly value the importance of parents and families spending quality time together, alongside  pupils' physical and mental well-being and their right to play. We want to make sure that the amount of homework should not impinge on this.Therefore, we aim to establish a sensible and effective diet of great homework.

Types of homework set

There will be two main types of homework set: 

Expected:  A) Weekly routine - regular practice, revision, questions and exercises around Reading, examples of spelling activitiesPhonics/ Spelling and Maths.

Optional : B) Once per short term ( 6 x a year) - research, open-ended projects or experiences linked to our Citizenship and Character.Citizenship  homework is varied and can include specific experiences or activities. It may include collecting or finding things, speaking to a grandparent/adult about their experiences etc. Work will be celebrated in a gallery style exhibition for all to visit in the hall. 

Timestable Rockstars/ Reading Plus/ Purple Mash are all additional online tools, accessible at home, to help support children should they/you choose to use them. They may be used to set homework too, so please make sure your child has their login and password.

Time spent on homework: 

 

It is expected that children will spend at least the following time weekly working on their expected homework.  If after this time, your child hasn’t finished it let the class teacher know and we can adapt the amount/type moving forward. 

 

Year 1 =                 20 minutes

Year 2 =                 30 minutes                    

Year  3 and 4 =     40 minutes    

Year 5 =                 50 minutes                 

Year 6 =                 60 minutes 

Please take a look at the full Homework Guidance below for details. 

 

Harvest

This term, we have studied Harvest in our classes. We have been very fortunate that our local minister and youth worker from Peasedown Methodist Church provided us with a video about What Harvest is? and Why do we celebrate Harvest?

 

From this, each class has done some work to celebrate harvest and brought in donations to help local people through the Foodbank! Thank you to everyone for their donations: they are greatly appreciated.

Buttercup Class' Harvest Poem

Still image for this video
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