While we feel that our children are working very hard at school during the day and their time out of school should be their own time to pursue hobbies, interests and to play, we are aware of the benefits of regular homework activities. Reading is the basis of our homework expectation.
We encourage parents to enjoy sharing books at home with their children, and reading bedtime stories. From Reception class onwards, children take books home. Sometimes these will be books for parents to read, sometimes the books will be for children to read to parents.
As children get older they will be given times tables to learn. On occassions, children may want to follow up work on a topic at home, perhaps by carrying out further research.
Reception + Key Stage 1 (Years 1/2)
Time per Week 1 hour per week (approx. 15 minutes per night)
Type of Homework Reading, sight vocabulary, number facts including tables, researching topics
Key Stage 2 (Years 3/4)
Time per Week 1 1/2 hours per week (aprrox. 20 minutes per night)
Type of Homework As KS1 with reading, mental arithmetic (including tables)
Key Stage 2 (Years 5/6)
Time per Week 2 1/2 hours per week (approx. 30 minutes per night)
Type of Homework Continued emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy, and including more research work and science revision work