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The Purpose of Homework

We believe that homework is an important element of the partnership between home and school. It is a way of ensuring pupils develop independent thought, practise key skills and consolidate learning currently being undertaken in class.

Homework Guidelines

We set homework that is purposeful, consistent and manageable for all pupils, following the guidelines below:

  • Homework will be provided weekly (see table below)
  • Pupils will be given approximately 5 days to complete and hand in their homework at the discretion of the teacher e.g. set on a Wednesday and handed in on a Monday.
  • Homework will be matched to individual children’s needs.
  • Homework will be marked weekly (where appropriate) in readiness for the next week’s task. Pupils may be required to respond to marking and may need to edit and improve their work.
  • Homework will be monitored by the teacher on the due date. The schools Behaviour Policy will be followed if children do not complete homework tasks to the required standard or fail to hand in their homework on time.
  • Homework diaries are provided for all Key Stage 2 children and are signed by the teacher each week. There is also space for parental comments in the diary. In the event of the loss of a book, we would be grateful if parents would contribute towards the cost of replacement.
  • 5-10 minutes phonics
  • 5-10 minutes mathematics
  • Reading (daily)
Year 1 & 2
  • 10 minutes English (e.g. grammar, spellings, phonics etc.)
  • 10 minutes reading comprehension 
  • 10 minutes mathematics
  • Reading (daily)
Years 3 & 4
  • 15 minutes English (e.g. grammar, spellings, phonics etc.)
  • 15 minutes reading comprehension
  • 15 minutes mathematics )
  • Reading (daily)
Years 5 & 6
  • 20 minutes English (e.g. grammar, spellings, phonics etc.)
  • 20 minutes reading comprehension 
  • 20 minutes mathematics
  • Reading (daily)

Parental Support

We believe that parental support is vital for pupil’s well-being and for many families it is a way of sharing and understanding the ‘Learning Journey’.

You can support your child by:

  • Having a regular time set aside each week.
  • Giving them a quiet environment to work in.
  • Asking them to sit at a table.
  • Talking through the task to ensure they understand what they are doing.
  • Encouraging them to be independent and take ownership of their learning.
  • Encouraging them to take pride in their handwriting and presentation.


Mathletics is a powerful educational tool enabling teachers to set a purposeful extension to pupils' maths learning from that week. As teachers we are able to track pupil progress and assign activities that are pertinent to each individual.

The number of activities set each week will correspond to the amount of time suggested for each year group (see above) with activities being completed independently.

We encourage pupils to write any working out in a green homework book (provided by school). Once homework has been completed pupils will then be able to access other games and resources.

Click here to view the Mathletics website 

Calculations Guidance

Our Mathematics Leader has prepared our calculation guidelines which support consistency across year groups. If you support your child’s maths homework you will find it a useful reference guide. Equally, if your child has a maths tutor at any time, it would be helpful for the tutor to use the same methods to avoid confusing children.

Click here to view our Calculations Guidance 


We are part of the Letter-join handwriting scheme and any of our pupils wishing to practice their handwriting at home can now log in to the Letter-join website on iPads and tablets as well as desktop and laptop computers.

There you will find the same, easy-to-use handwriting resources as we use at school.

Please click on the hotlink below to access the website and log-in with details provided via email.