The purpose of homework is to support learning in the classroom and to help children develop into effective independent learners. Homework is set daily and should be completed within a reasonable time, as set out below. The children are not expected to exceed these and parents are encouraged to stop their children, as they feel necessary, if timescales have been greatly exceeded. We hope, however, that some children will have a desire to take their learning further in certain curriculum areas and at certain points in their academic careers. Such independent research is encouraged and celebrated.

Year 3 (30 minutes each day)

  • Reading, on a daily basis, both independently and with an adult
  • Learning weekly spellings
  • A page of the Spelling folder
  • 15-20 minutes of written homework, (generally maths or English)

Years 4 and 5 (40-45 minutes each day)

  • Reading on a daily basis reading, independently, or with an adult, as advised by school
  • Sharing a book with an adult at least once week,
  • Learning weekly spellings
  • 20-30 minutes of subject homework (one subject only)

Year 6 (45-60 minutes each day)

  • Reading on a daily basis, generally independently, but sharing a book with an adult from time to time, is still encouraged
  • Learning weekly spellings
  • 30-45 minutes of subject homework (generally two subjects)

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