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
Teachers set homework projects linked to their current or upcoming topics with a selection of challenges for your child to choose from.
Your child is expected to take a reading book home each evening and read to an adult / carer
Homework can also include work to finish and research.
If your child is experiencing difficulties with their homework, he/she should inform their teacher.
Children who are absent from school through extended illness will be given suitable work.
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 and with 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.