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Home Learning - Homework


We believe home learning is a key way of preparing children for new learning and/or practicing key skills they have learnt in school. Performance information shows that those children who continue their learning at home make comparatively better progress than their peers who do not.


There are always conflicting views amongst the school community about homework expectations. Some people think they are too high and others who think we are not asking enough! We have attempted to find a balance by providing some elements of home learning that are non-negotiable and some that are optional extras. We have also tried to incorporate a degree of flexibility for those parents who find it difficult to fit specifically structured tasks into their already busy lives.


Directed home learning tasks will be set every Friday and will be due in by the following Wednesday.  Children who do not complete the assigned homework attend homework catch up on a Wednesday lunchtime for 15 minutes.  All home learning tasks will be found within the  home learning books and also on the website.


Investing in support for your child’s home learning can really help their achievement. Try to make homework part of the family routine and create the time and space for your child to do their homework without distraction from the TV or radio. Together we can make sure that your child achieves the best possible outcomes!


Please refer to the Home Learning Policy for more information.