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Homework

Our homework timetables are carefully planned to drive academic progress and achievement by reinforcing and extending the work we do in the classroom.

Homework reinforces what your child is learning in the classroom; it supplements that learning by offering different challenges; and it instils broader qualities such as a strong work ethic, self-discipline and good organisation. It is no coincidence that the children who develop a healthy approach to their homework also tend to be the ones who do well in their exams.

Throughout the school, we deliberately do not ask teachers to mark homework. Instead we rely on parents to supervise their child’s work and to flag up any issues by putting notes in their Reading Record or Homework Folder. This allows the teachers to focus their energies on addressing these issues, which we believe is the best way to harness the power of homework to drive academic success.

In the Green Room, we begin by sending home alphabet and phonics flashcards each day, and a Jolly Phonics book every Friday – practising a different letter each week. After Christmas we move on to number and letter formation.

In the Red Room, we expect the children to read every night and to complete a certain amount of literacy or numeracy homework. We also introduce spellings in the summer term. This pattern then continues in the Yellow and Blue Rooms.

In the Rainbow, Balloon and Kite Rooms, we introduce a series of ‘reasoning’ homework books and in spring term we also add English comprehension in the Balloon and Kite Rooms.

The boys and girls in the Star Room follow a similar programme but are also expected to demonstrate greater independence by planning and completing a project on a topic of their choice in the summer term.

Please use the links below to download our homework timetables and to see a more detailed explanation of our homework policy.

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