Homework/Parent Involvement

All parents and carers are equally valued as part of our school community. Children’s learning is improved when we work in partnership. We therefore believe in close cooperation with all families, and in regular consultation between the home and our school. 

The Government expectations for attainment have risen over the last few years, and In order to help your child reach Age Related Expectations based on the new, harder curriculum, we are setting two lots of homework each week, one in Maths and the other in Reading Comprehension. These were the two areas in our school, and in the country as a whole, where children found it more difficult to reach Age Related Expectations. 

The Reading Comprehension will be followed up in class so it is essential that your child completes this at home in order to keep up with what they are learning in school. 

Under the new National Curriculum, children should know their times tables by the end of year 4. We are working very hard at this in school but we need your help. Please can you help us, to help your child by practising their times tables at home. 

We have many resources in school to help, should you need them, including flip/flap cards and times table grids. In addition, there is many online resources too. 
  • Mathletics 
  • Samlearning 
  • Hit the button                   
  • TT Rockstars


There is also many apps that can be downloaded onto tablets and phones. 

Spellings will still be sent home weekly for children to practise. Additionally, ensuring our children are good readers is crucial, and a BIG focus in our school. We ask that you support your child by listening to them read every night for 10 minutes. Reading records are expected to be signed by parents and brought into school daily.

As well as helping your child with and making sure they do their homework, there are other ways you can help your child. These include. 
  • Make sure that they attend school on a regular basis. 
  • Be aware of and talk about what they are learning.
  • Show an interest in your son/daughter’s work and results they produce. 
  • Stress the importance of doing well at school.
  • Try to give a feeling of ‘can do’ attitude. A growth mindset. 
  • Get them to reflect on their experiences. 
  • Let your child see, if possible, you reading and writing. 
  • Try to have books around. 
  • Finally, talk to your child about school life.

If you need any help, or have any questions, please come and see us, either catch your child's teacher before, or after school or make an appointment via the school office. We want to work with you. 


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