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Home learning


We recognise the vital contribution that parents make to their child’s education. It is our aim to work in partnership with parents in order to ensure that learning is seen as a process that is not confined to the classroom alone. Home Learning tasks offer opportunities for pupils, parents and the school to work in partnership and to consolidate and reinforce skills and understanding which relate to the curriculum. Curriculum newsletters are sent home every term informing parents of the term’s curriculum. Parents are informed of our Home Learning Policy at the induction parents’ meeting.


All homework is set on a Monday and due in on Friday morning. The table below shows the Home Learning expectations for each year group:


Year Group


Learning Activities



 Sharing books and daily reading

 Phonics or number learning activities

Years 1 and 2

1.5 hours per week

 Daily reading

 Weekly spelling or phonics learning activity

 Weekly mathematics learning activity

Years 3 and 4

2 hours per week

 Daily reading

 Weekly target spellings and mental maths task

 Weekly English or mathematics task

Years 5 and 6

2.5 hours per week

 Daily reading

 Weekly target spellings and mental maths task

 Weekly English and mathematics task


Daily reading

All pupils are encouraged to take reading books home regularly. Each child is asked to read on a daily basis to their parent.  Parents are asked to sign their child’s reading record on at least two occasions each week.


Weekly phonics, spellings and mental maths tasks

Individual targeted work to consolidate/extend new learning. from Year 2 spelling and mental maths skills are tested every Monday morning.


Weekly English and mathematics tasks

English and/or mathematics tasks will be set each week. The activities will provide opportunities for parents and children to work together wherever appropriate.