Our school day is long enough to enable great coverage, so we are careful to ensure that homework can fit around our pupils’ busy schedules. Children are expected to read and work on their times tables daily, and there are weekly spellings to learn. Other homework is set weekly, via a single homework sheet, which includes these tasks and one or two other tasks. There are normally a number of optional tasks which relate to the current topics being studied, again encouraging pupils to take the lead in their own learning.
In Reception, children are expected to read at home regularly, but there is no formal homework. In Prep 1 and 2 the children continue to be expected to read at home regularly, and will have weekly times tables and spellings to learn. Occasionally they may be set a specific task to consolidate some classwork, but there is no formal homework.
Prep 3 to 6 continue to have times tables and spellings to learn on a weekly basis, and they are expected to read regularly. In addition they have some homework. These tasks are always linked to work that is being completed at school and are designed to deepen the children’s understanding.
There is a daily prep club which runs after-school for Prep 3 to 6, where they can complete their homework under the supervision of a member of teaching staff and there is a weekly prep club for Reception to Prep 2 in order for them to have support with their spellings, times tables and reading, if they desire. Pupils can be collected at 5.45pm, free to go home and enjoy the rest of their evening with the homework behind them.
Prep homework is set on a Friday and due on Tuesday. Pre-Prep homework is set on Friday and tested on Tuesday.