The class teacher is responsible for providing opportunities for homework, ensuring that the demands are manageable and relevant. Homework starts in a small way for Reception students and gradually increases as they progress through the years. Homework should be varied, including many areas of the curriculum such as Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, Mental Mathematics, Written Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, and Art.
Normally, homework is reading and spelling and then an appropriate amount of written work. Teachers will aim to keep parents informed as much as possible so they can be involved in their child’s learning. We particularly encourage parents to read with their child as often as possible at home; the enjoyment and knowledge that young children get from books is invaluable at this age.