We conducted a survey with the children about homework. We also discussed this as a staff to agree the purpose, and to ensure that work is relevant and useful to the children’s learning. With the responses given by staff and pupils, and also comments we have listened to from parents, we have made some changes to the homework we are setting.

Why do we give homework?

  • To develop a sense of responsibility

  • To consolidate learning

  • To extend learning

  • To learn information before a new topic (project homework)

  • To engage children further in their learning

  • To involve and engage parents


What type of homework do staff feel is most beneficial?

  • Reading

  • Elements which need lots of repetition – times tables, number bonds, spellings/ phonics practice

  • Practising key skills

  • Research and topic homework

  • Presentations – speaking and listening, and vocabulary extension

    We have signed up to Times Tables Rockstars, Spelling Shed and My Maths. We feel that these online resources offer the children the same online learning experience, whilst being easier to access on phones and tablets, and for a fraction of the cost to school. We will be monitoring this throughout the year.

School does not accept responsibility for the content of the below sites and would always advise parental supervision when children are working on the internet.

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