Homework is seen to be an integral part of the curriculum and is set to support the child's progress and to forge the link between home and school. Homework sows the seeds of seeing learning as a life-long activity, not just something that happens in school. It enriches and enhances learning for both children and parents.
Homework is set as a direct response to the child's class work or if it is necessary for the child to learn facts by heart such as multiplication tables. It is likely to range from finding an object of interest to completing a specific exercise from a school textbook.
Throughout life the link between home and school is of great importance in the child's progress and it can be valuably strengthened by tasks such as reading and sharing books.
A Reading Record Book is provided for two-way communication with parents as soon as children begin to take books home. At a later stage a Homework Record Book is also provided, (Y1 onwards) - this assists clarity of task and two- way communication whilst also allowing the child to evaluate the assignment completed. Instructions from the above information are detailed again inside the Homework Record Book.