We believe that homework can:
- enable children to consolidate and reinforce their skills and understanding, particularly in literacy and numeracy,
- encourage children to develop the independence, resilience and self-discipline needed to study on their own,
- build an effective partnership between home and school,
- enable parents to be involved in their child’s education,
- exploit resources for learning that may not be available in school,
- prepare older children for secondary school.
We ask parents and carers to:
- make sure they are aware when homework has been set and help ensure it is returned on time,
- make sure that children have the necessary time to do their homework and a quiet space to work,
- encourage their child and praise them when homework has been completed,
- be actively involved in joint homework activities,
- let the class teacher know if their child experiences any persistent difficulties,
- be aware of how much time children are spending on completing homework
We ask parents to read to their child regularly as well as hear them read, even when their child has become an independent reader. Young children also benefit from having stories read to them that they cannot read themselves.
Should you require any assistance with your child’s homework, or you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher. Our homework policy and Curriculum coverage booklets can be found on our website within the class pages.