Homework/Home Learning

Homework can be any work or activity which pupils are asked to do either on their own or with parents/carers outside of classroom time. Parental involvement and support helps children to develop the skills of independent working.

 

Purposes of Home Activity

  • To consolidate and reinforce skills and understanding, particularly in English and Maths.
  • To provide opportunities for parents/carers and pupils to enjoy learning experiences together.
  • To extend and embed learning in school.
  • To encourage pupils to develop confidence and self-discipline in preparation for secondary school.

 

Overview of Home Activities for Each Year Group Activity

Year Group

Activity

Foundation Stage
  • Book talk
Year One and Two
  • Book talk
  • Spelling activity
  • Number facts and tables
  • Occasional homework tasks Holidays – non-compulsory, self-initiated research and/or pre-learning
Year Three to Six
  • Book talk
  • Spelling activity
  • Number facts and tables
  • Set weekly Maths and English homework tasks* (see starred explanation below)
  • Other occasional set work to support subject and/or project work Holidays – non-compulsory, self-initiated research and/or pre-learning

 

*Homework tasks are aimed at encouraging children to extend their learning of a topic being studied in school. Such tasks should encourage independence, self-discipline and an enthusiasm for out of school learning. Work will be set on a defined day and will need to be handed in on or before a pre-defined set day. Information regarding the homework timetable will be provided prior to the start of each academic year. Children should spend around 20/30 minutes (Years 3 and 4) and 30/40 minutes (Years 5 and 6) on each set task and should be encouraged to take responsibility for remembering and completing homework tasks.

 

Helping at Home Guidance