Homework Timetable

  • Children develop time management and study skills: Homework sets children up to manage their time and plan out study schedules, which are very useful skills to have when they enter senior high school years, further education and eventually the workforce. Completing homework early in the schooling years ensures that it becomes a habit — not an inconvenience.
     
  • Students can engage with their studies: Even with the whole day spent at school, allocated class time is not always sufficient when it comes to engaging students with their school work. Setting homework allows students to revise content learnt during the day with a fresh set of eyes and a clear head, away from their friends and other schoolyard distractions. This also provides parents with an opportunity to get involved in their child’s school work, providing assistance and additional insight when needed.
     
  • Teachers can keep track of progress: Homework allows teachers to track students’ progress, meaning that they can spot when a child is struggling with content or falling behind the rest of the cohort. Submitting homework also provides a good lesson in responsibility and diligence, often with disciplinary consequences if homework is not returned or completed to the required standard. Homework can also be a good talking point during parent–teacher interviews.

Please see our current homework timetable below:

Year Group

Homework

Frequency

Foundation Stage

(Reception class)

Reading

 

Phonics

3 x 10 minutes each week

 

10 minutes each week

Key Stage One

(Years 1 and 2)

Reading

 

Maths

 

Question/Dilemma

 

Topic work

3 x 10 minutes each week

 

1 x 10 minutes each week

 

1 x 10 minutes each week

 

Once Each half term

Lower Key Stage Two

(Years 3-4)

Reading

 

Maths

 

Question/Dilemma

 

Topic work

3 x 15 minutes each week

 

1 x 15 minutes each week

 

1 x 10 minutes each week

 

Once Each half term

Upper Key Stage Two

(Years 5-6)

Reading

 

Maths

 

Question/Dilemma

 

Topic work

3 x 20 minutes each week

 

1 x 20 minutes each week

 

1 x 10 minutes each week

 

Once Each half term

Children are set topic-based homework each half term that is linked to their science, topic or humanities subjects.