Homework is a very important part of a child's education, and can add much to a child's development. We recognise that the educational experience that any school by itself can provide is limited by the time and resources available; children can therefore benefit greatly from the complementary learning that they do at home. Indeed we see homework as an important example of cooperation between teachers and parents. One of the aims of our teaching is for children to develop as independent learners, and we believe that doing homework is one of the main ways in which children can acquire the skill of independent learning.
We expect children to spend approximately 30 minutes per night on mathematics/English homework, plus twenty minutes reading time per night, including spellings. We give all our pupils a diary where the homework is recorded and teachers/parents may make any relevant comments. There is no set homework at weekends but occasionally children may be required to carry out research or project work at these times.