Homework is a very important part of a child’s education and can add much to a child’s development. We recognise that the time and resources available limit the educational experience that any school by itself can provide; children benefit greatly therefore from the mutual support of parents and teachers in encouraging them to learn both at home and at school. One of the aims of our school is for children to develop as independent learners. We believe that homework is one of the main ways in which children can acquire the skill of independent learning.
Homework can play a positive role in raising a child’s level of attainment. We also acknowledge the important role of play and free time in a child’s growth and development. While homework is important, it should not prevent children from taking part in the wide range of out-of-school clubs and organisations that play an important part in the lives of many children. We are well aware that children spend more time at home than at school, and we believe they develop their skills, interests and talents to the full only when parents encourage them to make maximum use of the experiences and opportunities that are available outside of school.
Aims and objectives
The aims and objectives of homework are:
• to enable pupils to make maximum progress in their academic and social development;
• to help pupils develop the skills of an independent learner;
• to promote a partnership between home and school in supporting each child’s learning;
• to enable key aspects of the curriculum to be covered in sufficient depth;
• to consolidate and reinforce learning done in school and to allow children to practice skills taught in lessons;
• to help children develop good work habits for the future.
Optional homework tasks will be sent home every half term along with the Knowledge Organisers and Curriculum Booklets. Please check your Parentmail for these. If you do not receive them, please ask your child's class teacher for copies.