Homework is an effective means of supporting each child's learning, and of involving parents in school activities. This page sets out what you should expect your child to bring home, and explains how you could help.
Homework in the Foundation Stage covers reading practice, learning sight vocabulary, phonics, spellings, number bonds and handwriting practice.
Key Stage 1 and 2
Homework is set every Friday for all children, to be returned by the following Tuesday.
Your child is expected to take a reading book home each evening and read to an adult / carer
Homework includes reading, writing, maths and spelling.
Homework can also include work to finish and research. Please join in!
If your child is experiencing difficulties with homework, he/she can inform their teacher and join the Monday after school homework club.
Children who are absent from school through extended illness will be given suitable work.
If your child does not complete their homework by the deadline, he/she will be required to join a lunchtime class to complete it and a note will be written in the planner.
How you can help
Use your child's planner to confirm that you have heard him/her read, inform the teacher of your child's progress and performance.
Be positive in your comments. Value effort, and appreciate that mistakes are a learning opportunity.
Avoid the temptation to complete your child's homework. If there are difficulties, it is important that the teacher knows so that teaching can be modified.
Read to your child.
Visit places of interest and engage in conversation.
Do practical measuring, counting and estimation tasks at home, such as when cooking or mending.