We believe that homework plays an important part in effective learning and that the best homework practice arises naturally from work in the classroom, with allowance being made for differences in age and ability. Teachers set homework weekly for all children and gradually increase the amount as children progress through the school (see below).
At the start of each year, teachers inform parents of when homework will be set and when it should be returned. Teachers also write the date of return on the homework. We ask parents to help children with explanations about homework if needed, rather than do it for them
All children are encouraged to read most evenings; in the Early Years Foundation Stage and KS1, parents and helpers write comments in reading records; as children move into KS2, they are required to maintain their own records and to keep an ongoing journal of thoughts and reflections about their books. We encourage children to read a range of fiction and non-fiction material.
Literacy, Numeracy and other subjects
Homework either reinforces work done in school, gives further practice, or may be of an investigative nature. Children will sometimes be asked to complete work done in class such as science or history or to find out something.
Homework is given for specific age groups as follows:
Reception Reading and Read Write Inc homework (practice handwriting sheets - sent home on Monday to return on Friday)
- Y1 One piece of Numeracy or Literacy (about 15 mins)
- Y2 One piece of Literacy or Numeracy (about 15 mins) plus 6-10 spellings
- Y3/4 One piece of either Numeracy or Literacy, alternating each week (about 30 –40 mins) plus multiplication tables and 6-15 spellings
- Y5/6 One piece of Numeracy and one Literacy (about 1 hour altogether). Regular practice of multiplication tables and spellings.