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Home Learning

Our aim is to offer a manageable and effective programme of home learning to our pupils. We recognise the need to protect their mental health and well-being and believe that, at the end of a long school day (often extended by after-school clubs), children should be given the opportunity for adequate rest and ‘down time’. This ensures that they can start the following day refreshed and ready to work. As such, homework should contribute to the learning experience and instil good work habits for the future.

We expect pupils to be able to complete homework tasks independently (even where the tasks are challenging). If this is not the case, then the school needs to be informed.

For detailed information around home learning, please refer to our policy here.

Quantity of homework

The table below provides a guideline for parents and pupils about how long should be spent on weekly homework.

Year Group Activity (non-negotiable) Optional Activity Resources
Reception

Daily reading either with/to the child (10+ mins)

Daily phonics practise (5+ mins)

‘Going for Great’ grids (half-termly)

(20+ mins weekly)

Spelling Shed app

Year 1

Daily reading (10+ mins)

Daily phonics practice (5+ mins)

Daily ‘Learn its’ (5+ mins)

Spelling list sent home each week

‘Going for Great’ grids (half-termly)

(20+ mins weekly)

Spelling Shed app

Fluent Maths app

Year 2

Daily reading (15+ mins)

Daily ‘Learn its’ (10+ mins)

Spelling list sent home each week

‘Going for Great’ grids (half-termly)

(20+ mins weekly)

Spelling Shed app

Fluent Maths app

Year 3

Daily reading (20+ mins)

Daily ‘Learn its’ (15+ mins)

Weekly spelling words and statutory word list words (Y3/4)

‘Going for Great’ grids (half-termly)

(30+ mins weekly)

Spelling Shed App

TT Rock Stars App

Year 4

Daily reading (20+ mins)

Daily ‘Learn its’ (15+ mins)

Weekly spelling words and statutory word list words (Y3/4)

‘Going for Great’ grids (half-termly)

(40+ mins weekly)

Spelling Shed App

TT Rock Stars App

Year 5

Daily reading (30-40+ mins)

Daily ‘Learn its’ (15+ mins)

Weekly spelling words and statutory word list words (Y5/6)

‘Going for Great’ grids (half-termly)

(50+ mins weekly)

Spelling Shed App

TT Rock Stars App

Year 6

Daily reading (30-40+ mins)

Daily ‘Learn its’ (20+ mins)

Weekly spelling words and statutory word list words (Y5/6)

‘Going for Great’ grids (half-termly)

(60+ mins weekly)

Spelling Shed App

TT Rock Stars App