Pupils are given homework at every stage in the school. Work at home is encouraged for two reasons – it increases children’s independent learning and it allows parents to work with their child. It also allows parents to see what work is being done in school.
Pupils are given work which will help to reinforce skills already taught. Homework should not take more than 15 – 30 minutes to complete and children should be stopped from working if they appear to be experiencing difficulty with it. Work given includes reading, spelling, maths, written language work or, for the upper school pupils, some research work for a topic.
No work will be given to children absent through illness or holiday. Additional work will be set when the children return to class.