At Carcroft Primary School we have a strong commitment to parental involvement and see homework as one way of developing this partnership, helping to develop the children’s independence.
We define homework as any activity that pupils undertake outside of school lesson time, either on their own or with the support of family members. We hope the children are motivated by positive incentives and by the tasks themselves, research has shown that homework helps to prepare children for secondary school and encourage them to become independent learners.
There are many benefits to completing homework; during the last academic year we have seen a vast improvement in home-school involvement and parent-child relationships. Historically, those children who have made most progress have completed homework at home. Children who complete homework express they feel confident when consolidating and reinforcing skills and understanding prior to the following lesson in school, particularly in English and Maths. It also gives the children opportunities to extend learning across the curriculum, for example through additional reading or art and DT projects.
Please find attached the schools 'Homework Policy, 2018'
Here you will find your child's homework menu for the half term.
Please take a look and if you have any questions, please speak to your child's class teacher.
Y5 and Y6 reading and maths homework will be based on assessment from maths and reading lessons. Currently, we are studying place value and measurement in maths and fact and retrieval style questions in reading.