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John Harrox Primary School John Harrox Primary School

John Harrox Primary School


Homework is considered to be a valuable element of teaching and learning and we therefore encourage children to work at home on a regular basis. There are many ways in which parents can help their child to learn at home. By encouraging a range of homework subjects we extend the children’s class-based learning and parents have an opportunity to become more involved in their education.

Initially we will encourage children and parents to read and enjoy books with each other as often as possible with children at home.

As children progress through the school, they will be encouraged to learn spellings and multiplication tables at home.

Further practice in basic skills may be set at the discretion of classteachers or following requests from parents.

At Key Stage 1 children will bring home a reading diary and within Key Stage 2 regular mathematics and literacy assignments will be recorded in a homework diary.

Additional homework tasks may be given to children towards the end of Key Stage 2 in preparation for secondary education.

Together we can ensure that your child will benefit from regular homework activities appropriate to their needs.

However, let us not lose sight of the importance of leisure and rest which we all need to replenish our batteries!

Full details of our homework policy are sent to all parents annually. Please refer to ‘Our Homework Programme’ (further copies may be obtained from the office).