Homework

Homework is set regularly. It develops from sharing a book with the youngest pupils to more
formal tasks as children move through the school.We believe that homework supports and reinforces the home-school partnership, and when setting it,we seek to ensure that:

  • It is relevant and supports the work in class;
  • The amount set is reasonable;
  • Marking, checking and appropriate feedback is prompt.
  • Parents/carers can support their children enormously in the successful completion of homework by:
  • Making sure you know when homework is set and when it is expected to be returned;
  • Finding a quiet place for children to do their homework;
  • Helping with homework;
  • Ensuring that homework is completed and handed in on time;
  • Discuss your child’s homework with them, praising your child’s effort regularly.

A copy of the school’s homework policy is available from the school office. A variety of types of homework are used depending on the age and ability of the pupils. These include

  • Reading
  • Learning spelling, multiplication tables and mentalarithmetic tasks
  • Completion of class work
  • A piece of research on a new or familiar topic
  • Revision for a test
  • A piece of Mathematics, English or Science work If you need any advice about homework set, do not hesitate to speak to the class teacher who will be pleased to help.
Phone: 0207 387 5909
Fax: 0207 380 1518
29 Camden Street
Richard Cobden Primary School