Homework gives children the opportunity to practice and refine skills that have been taught in the classroom. It also gives parents an opportunity to engage with their child’s learning at home.
Research shows that homework can increase the amount of progress a child makes over an academic year, up to two months additional progress in primary schools.
Teachers aim to set homework that either reinforces what is being taught in school (eg. reading or maths practice) or develops understanding and interest in a subject (eg. a piece of project work on a history topic). The amount of homework increases as children move through the year groups and there is a weekly homework club for any child wishing to complete it in school or have extra support for it.
All children are expected to complete homework that is appropriate for their learning needs and parents are encouraged to speak to staff if they would like advice on supporting their child at home.