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Horspath Primary School recognises that homework is a highly effective tool for learning and for ensuring that pupils develop good study habits.  A supportive partnership between parents and carers, and school enhances the benefits of homework and helps demonstrate its importance and value to children.  At Horspath, homework is set to help children practise and consolidate what is learnt in school so that they can confidently apply their knowledge and skills in future lessons.    

Reading at home is expected daily whilst homework is set weekly for spelling and maths, and sometimes grammar for the older children.  Homework for our youngest pupils will need support from parents or carers but should not take very long.  As the children progress through school, expectations will increase gradually so that Year 6 pupils are well prepared for their transition to secondary school.  Homework will not be set during the school holidays, except for pupils in Year 6 during the Easter holiday to help them feel prepared and confident for the statutory assessments in May.  However, we strongly encourage reading all year round.  According to research, reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income.

The homework guidance attached outlines the schools' expectations for children in different classes and year groups.  




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Guidance about homework for parents and carers 16th Mar 2024 Download
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