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Homework

Why do we give our pupils homework?

  • Homework can make an important contribution to pupils’ progress.
  • Homework encourages pupils to develop the skills and attitudes necessary for lifelong learning.
  • To extend / consolidate / reinforce the skills, knowledge and understanding developed in the classroom.
  • Encourage pupils to develop long term strategies for independent work and study.
  • Help pupils to develop skills in organisation and meeting deadlines.
  • To provide opportunities for parents and carers to work together to enjoy learning.
  • To prepare pupils for High School.

What types of homework should I expect my child to get?

  • Reading on a daily basis (with parents or carers for insecure readers).
  • Learning and practising spellings and mathematical skills and tables which could be through the use of ICT programs (Mathletics, My Maths, Spellodrome, Reading Eggs, IntoScience).
  • Completion of tasks.
  • Reviewing, redrafting and completing a piece of work.
  • Preparation for classwork / presentation.
  • Research topics, projects and investigation.
  • In all other subjects not stated below, homework will be given as required or as a project before/after a subject specific Enrichment Day.

Timetable for Key Stage 2

Year Group Subject How Often Minimum/Maximum
Year 5 Reading Daily 10 - 20 Minutes
  Learning Tables/Spelling Weekly 10 - 20 Minutes
  English Weekly 20 - 40 Minutes
  Maths Weekly 20 - 30 Minutes
  Science  Weekly 20 - 30 Minutes
       
Year 6 Reading Daily 10 - 20 Minutes
  Learning Tables/Spelling Weekly 10 - 20 Minutes
  English Weekly 20 - 30 Minutes
  Maths Weekly 20 - 30 Minutes
  Science Weekly 20 -30 Minutes

Timetable for Key Stage 3

Year Group Subject How Often Minimum/Maximum
Year 7 Reading Daily 20 - 30 Minutes 
  Learning Tables/Spelling/Corrections Weekly 20 - 30 Minutes
  English Weekly 30 - 45 Minutes
  Maths Weekly 30 - 40 Minutes
  Science Weekly 30 - 40 Minutes
       
Year 8 Reading Daily 20 - 30 Minutes
  Learning Tables/Spelling/Corrections Weekly 20 - 30  Minutes
  English Weekly 45 - 60 Minutes
  Maths Weekly 30 - 45 Minutes
  Science Weekly 30 - 40 Minutes