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Homework at Steep C of E Primary School

What is homework?

Homework is work that children bring home which complements the work done in school.  Homework can take many forms and can include craft activities, dressing up challenges, computer based work and internet based game and activities, written work, practicing skills, learning song words, extended writing and research.  The School’s expectations for homework are based on the Governments recommendation of regular homework for all children from Year 1 upwards and their recommended minimum amounts of time to be spent by different year groups.

Why do homework?

  • Homework reinforces work covered in class and contributes towards the continued raising of standards of attainment
  • Homework broadens the quality of learning experiences
  • Homework provides opportunities for individualised learning
  • Homework provides opportunities for parents, children and the school to work in partnership
  • Homework provides opportunities for parents and children to work together to enjoy learning experiences
  • Homework encourages children to develop responsibilities, confidence and resilience for independent study
  • Homework helps prepare children for their future and prepares Year 6 children for secondary transfer, by developing the habit of regularly devoting longer periods of time to study.