Homework


Helping your child learn through homework.

We believe homework should enhance children’s learning by helping to:

  • Build confidence in their learning by practising and consolidating the skills they have learnt in class

  • Encourage resilience and persistence in their approach to learning

  • Develop skills of organisation

  • Enable co-operation and bridge the gap between home and school to provide parents and carers with direct involvement in their learning

All home learning across the school will be handed out on a Thursday, with the due date being the following Wednesday. This means your child will have from Thursday until Wednesday to complete their home learning. All home learning will be marked on Wednesday and any misconceptions will be addressed in class by the class teacher.

All children will have a Reading Diary and their own home learning book. Your child’s home learning will be in this book, for your child to complete.

From time to time, optional tasks based on the topic learning will be sent home. This can be a useful opportunity to engage in your child’s learning, but is not compulsory.

The home learning expectations are as follows:

Year R

  • Reading: Please read with your child every day and make a record in their Reading Diary. Reading Diaries will be checked by teaching staff on a weekly basis.

  • Spelling: Later in the academic year, spellings will also be set. Please practise these with your child.

Years 1 - 4

  • Reading: Please read with your child every day and make a record in their Reading Diary. Reading Diaries will be checked by teaching staff on a weekly basis.

  • Spelling: Please practise spellings with your children throughout the week.

  • Times tables: Please practise times tables with your children throughout the week.

    • Year 2 should practise 2, 5 and 10 times tables

    • Year 3 should practise 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10 times tables

    • Year 4 should practise 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 times tables

  • Maths and English: Will be alternating Maths and English each week. The home learning will be a set task, aimed to take your child around 30 minutes a week.

Years 5 - 6

  • Reading: Your child should read every day and make a record in their Reading Diary. Reading Diaries will be checked by teaching staff on a weekly basis.

  • Spelling: Your child should practise spellings throughout the week.

  • Times tables: Your child should practise 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 times tables.

  • Maths: Will be set each week and should take about 20 minutes.

  • English: Will be set each week and should take about 20 minutes.

Homework club

The school has a club to help children complete their homework. Attendance at the club is by invitation only.