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 One and Two||
|Year Three to Six||
*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