We set homework to our pupils in order to:
- Practise skills learned in class
- Finish off pieces of work before moving on
- Learn tables and spellings
- Involve parents in their child’s education
- Reinforce and consolidate learning
- Create a good work ethic and study habits
- Encourage independent time management
- Foster enjoyment of a subject or topic
We may also set homework to:
- Revise key concepts and facts
- Communicate clear expectations for work standards
- Encourage children to seek diverse methods of learning
- Promote reflection
- Extend children’s learning
- Boost the children’s learning time on a certain subject
In Year 3, pupils usually have 20 minutes homework a night. The subjects covered can vary and change upon the demands of the curriculum, however, over the week the homework regularly includes spelling, English, Maths and reading. Pupils may also be set a Science or Humanities homework each week.
In Year 4, pupils have about 30 minutes of homework a night. They always receive two pieces of Maths homework and three other pieces spread across the curriculum.
In Year 5, pupils have about 30 minutes of homework a night. They receive two pieces of Maths homework, two pieces of English and one piece of science a week. In the Autumn and Spring Terms these pieces of homework are suspended for a week, and this time is given over to a Humanities homework project.
In Year 6, pupils have about 40 minutes of homework a night. They receive two pieces of Maths homework, up to three pieces of English and one piece of Science a week in the run-up to the Senior School Entrance Tests in January. Children are also expected to practise their Verbal Reasoning papers every week at this time. After this point, the homework is largely based on the Award Scheme. The children may also have PSHEE homework in the first term.