Homework is a very important part of a child’s education and plays a positive role in raising a child’s level of attainment. It helps pupils to develop as independent learners, promotes a partnership between the home and school in supporting the pupil’s learning, helps to consolidate and reinforce work undertaken at school, and helps pupils develop good work habits for the future.
Pupils will be given a variety of work to be undertaken at home, depending on the age and aptitude of the child. Pupils will be issued reading books to read at home, given table facts and spelling lists to learn and a variety of written and research work. Presentation of homework is expected to be of a standard similar to that expected of school work. Homework will normally be time-tabled by the class teacher to allow sufficient time for completion (usually a minimum of 2 nights), and all pupils are expected to complete homework on time.
We expect Key stage 1 pupils to spend approximately one hour per week on homework (including reading with a parent); pupils in Years 3 and 4 approximately 15 – 20 minutes per night; and Year 5 and 6 pupils approximately 30 minutes per night on homework.