We appreciate how important the links between home and school are, as well as the need for us to work together to ensure a good education for your children. It is for this reason we believe that it is important that children begin to complete homework from a fairly young age. This enables you to help your child and for them to see parents and teachers working together.
Homework during these early years should not be daunting or worrying but should give each child the opportunity to practise the skills learned in school, enabling them to succeed. We expect all children to complete the set tasks and challenges. If there is a problem then we are, of course, more than willing to meet with parents to discuss any queries or concerns.
- Child: To complete any homework set to a high quality and return to school when expected.
- Parent: To support your child with their homework and daily reading and to complete the Home Contact Book to show when you have read with your child (KS1 and lower KS2). To ensure that homework is completed by your child and returned to school at the set time.
- School: To ensure that appropriate homework is sent home weekly and to provide support for any children who require help. To ensure that learning at home is responded to.
Additional Expectations Along with the weekly homework it is expected that your child will also do the following:
- Read daily (all year groups) with parents writing a comment in the reading record.
- Learn any words or phonics which are sent home such as their individual mistakes or lists of common words and complete the spelling homework.
- Learn any basic mathematical facts such as multiplication tables or number bonds to ten.
Your child’s class teacher will inform you at the start of the year as to the expectations regarding homework and these will be dependent on your child’s age and ability.