Homework

We believe that homework plays a vital part in a child’s education and is an integral aspect of the partnership between home and school.

Every class has a programme of homework which the children are expected to complete under parental supervision and, more importantly, with their help and encouragement. We see it as a vital part of consolidating the children’s learning. We value the regular contact with parents that results from communication about homework. At the beginning of each term, all parents receive a letter giving the homework schedule and the topics to be covered during the term.

The following is an agreed minimum expectation of homework throughout the school.

Reception Reading books and word cards, discussion sheets where appropriate.

Y1 Reading books and vocabulary cards, discussion sheets where appropriate.

Y2 Reading books and discussion sheets, vocabulary to learn, weekly spellings.

Y3 Reading spellings, written homework when appropriate, tables and number bonds.

Y4 Reading, spellings, written homework when appropriate, tables and number bonds.

Y5 Weekly spellings, written homework when appropriate, tables and number bonds.

Y6 Written homework weekly, weekly spellings, other tasks as appropriate

Children with specific difficulties may have other individual homework.