Helping your Child at Home

Homework

Homework is an important part of the home/school partnership which is essential to the progress of our children.  A good, well organised homework programme helps children to develop the skills and attitudes they will need for successful, independent, lifelong learning.

It is the co-operation between school and home whereby children’s knowledge and understanding can be supported and developed by parents/carers.

The academy expects parents to support and value work at home.

Half-termly information sheets, indicating areas of learning which can be supported at home, are sent each half term.

ALLOCATED HOMEWORK AND TIME

All children from Reception to Year 6 are expected to read regularly at home, ideally every day.

In addition to this, the following homework will be set:

  • Reception        1 piece of homework per week
  • Years 1 & 2      1 hour per week                1 piece of homework
  • Years 3 & 4      1½ hours per week         2 pieces (1 of which is maths)
  • Years 5 & 6       30 minutes per day        3  pieces (1 of which is maths)

(Year 6 may also receive homework to complete during the holidays)

A full copy of the Homework Policy can be accessed from the ‘Policies’ section under the ‘Our Academy’ tab.

The BBC is a very useful website with information on how to support your child at home with reading, maths and homework. There are also other links to educational games. Please check:

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/parents