In Nursery children bring home books to share and discuss with you. From Reception children bring home school reading books – please read every day with your child. As they learn to read, they need to read to you or older siblings each night. Daily reading is part of the homework routine for children throughout the school.
In Reception children practice handwriting and sounds.
In Year One they begin to take home simple homework activities such as writing sentences or practising number skills.
In Year 2 this increases to a short piece of homework (20 minutes) each day, such as learning spellings or tables.
Years 3 and 4 have 30 minutes each day, and Years 5 and 6 have 45 minutes each day. These times are for guidance. Class teachers will write to parents to outline the homework timetable at the beginning of each academic year.
Children need a quiet place to work and they need to talk to you about their homework – help is encouraged! If your child has difficulty with the work set, please let the teacher know. The best way to help your child in school is to give them your love and encouragement, to show an interest in what they are doing and to ensure they come to school rested, healthy and ready to learn.
Our aim is to work in partnership with you, so we keep you informed of what is happening in school through regular newsletters, letters from teachers about topics being taught and through discussion with you. At the start of the school year, there is a class meeting for parents and carers to attend. They meet the teacher and find out about topics the children will be learning about as well as how to best support your child.
In the Autumn and Spring term we have parent teacher consultation meetings and in the summer you will receive a report summarising your child’s achievements. We also hold meetings to discuss specific arrangements such as starting school, transfer to secondary school etc.
There are other opportunities to come in to find out more about the curriculum, both in the evening and during the school day.