Homework can add much to a child's development, but we also acknowledge the important role of play and free time in a child's growth and development. We increase the homework that we give the children as they move through the school, however, we try to ensure that there is always a work/play balance.
We set a variety of homework activities.
- Encouraging the child to read by giving them books to take home.
- Asking children to collect things from home.
- Encouraging the child to research a topic further by using the local library, Internet or CD-ROMs.
- In Key Stage 2 we continue to give children topics to research, but we expect them to carry out the tasks independently.
Parents have a vital role to play in their child's education, and homework is an important part of this process. We ask parents to encourage their children to complete the homework tasks that are set. We invite them to hlep their children as they feel necessary and provide them with the sort of environment that allows children to do their best. Parents can support their child by providing a good working space at home, by enabling their child to visit the library regularly, and by discussing the work that their child is doing. School also provides time for the children to work with their parents in the ICT suite under supervision of a teacher or in the school library under the supervision of one of our librarians.
If parents have any problems or questions about homework, they should, in the first instance, contact the child's class teacher. If they wish to make a complaint about the school homework policy or the way it is implemented, parents should contact the governing body.