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Effective Home Learning 

Learning at home is an essential part of good education. Regular homework is important as it gives children the opportunity to practice at home the tasks covered in class; helping towards improving important skills. It also helps children and young people to become confident and independent in their learning, which will support throughout their time at school, both Primary and Secondary and onto adult life.

In Primary Schools, the focus of Home Learning should be on the important skills of English and maths. Regular reading at home, especially reading with adults, is particularly important. Statistically, children that receive support with this and have books in their home make much better progress.

If you require any material to support your child’s learning at home, please do not hesitate to contact their class teacher. A termly Curriculum Map is shown on the school website to help you know what the children are learning. Additional information will also be provided on specific subject areas as required.

Home Learning is an important part of our curriculum time. We will dedicate time to share your child’s work with the class, provide feedback and rewards for quality work according to individual ability.

The Government’s recommended time allocation, based on current good practice, is set out in ‘Homework: Guidelines for Primary Schools and Secondary Schools’, as follows:

Year Group 

Time Allocation 

Type of Home Learning 

Years R,1&2 

1 hour per week 

Reading, spelling, other English work and number work 

Years 3&4 

1.5 hours per week 

English and maths as for Years R, 1 and 2, with occasional project /activities in other subjects. 

Years 5&6 

30 minutes per day- 2.5 hours per week 

Regular weekly schedule with continued emphasis on English and maths, but also ranging over the broader curriculum too. 

Topic Tasks  

As part of the school’s commitment to encourage curiosity and a love of learning, all teachers will send home a termly Topic Task/s near the start of the term. This will provide plenty of time for tasks to be completed at home and then presented to their class. The children’s final work will be shared at the end of term celebration.

Please visit our Curriculum >> Class pages for more information.