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Homework Changes

You will be very aware that we made some major changes to our homework policy this term.


Learning at home is really important but we want to try and make sure that this is an enjoyable experience.


Our annual parent survey highlighted some concerns that many of you have with homework and we want to make sure that learning at home is focused on what is really important.


Homework in Years 3, 4 and 5 concentrates on the three key aspects of reading, spelling and tables. Year 6 homework follows a similar pattern, but there will are additional tasks for Y6 children to help them prepare for their SATs later in the school year.


We expect these tasks to be carried out by every child every week.

 

We also provided some optional activities to extend your child's learning experience at home and we will update these in January.


We hope that these changes allow homework to prioritise key tasks and help families enjoy a positive work/life balance.


This is a new approach to learning at home and as such, we will ask for your views later in the school year to see what you think about the changes. We will probably do this at the Parent/Teacher meetings in March 2020.


If you have any comments about this matter, please contact school in the normal ways.

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