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Charborough Road Primary School

Charborough Road Primary School

Home Learning

Homework encompasses a whole variety of activities which support your child's learning. Spending time reading a story to your child, or taking them to a football/swimming/music club, is supporting their home learning!

Throughout Charborough Road School, daily reading, with parents or individually, forms the main content of homework.

Aims and Objectives of Home Learning

• to develop further children’s interests and love of learning
• to promote a partnership between home and school in supporting each child’s learning;
• to consolidate and reinforce learning done in school; allowing children to practise skills taught in lessons;
• to help children develop good work habits for the future, including the increased demands of secondary school homework;
• to help pupils develop the skills of an independent learner;
• to enable pupils to make maximum progress in their academic and social development.

Types of Homework

Below is a guide to the variety of homework tasks which may be given to children in each year group during the year. Some are regular, weekly tasks but others will be given occasionally, depending on the demands of the curriculum.


Activities may include:
• sharing books and reading activities e.g. word cards, reading aloud
• occasional Maths or English activity
• phonics activities

Years One to Five

Activities may include:
• reading aloud individually, to or with an adult, and discussing books
• spellings and phonic work
• Maths (including learning times tables), English or topic task
• topic work or research project

Year Six

Activities may include:
• reading aloud individually, to or with an adult, and discussing books
• spellings and phonic work
• numeracy (including learning times tables), English or topic task
• topic work or research project
• SATs revision 

There will be some weeks in the school year when homework tasks will not be set for the children. This may be as the result of planned school events such as school productions, trips / visits etc. In addition, there may be unplanned circumstances, e.g. staff illness, photocopier malfunction. However, in all of these situations, the school still expects the daily reading tasks to be completed.

The Role of Parents/Carers


  • For children in Years 1 to 3, parents will need to check and sign / comment on the feedback sheet in your child’s homework folder.
  • For children in Years 4 to 6, parents will need to check and sign the homework diary.
  • Parents will need to provide space and time for children to complete homework, take an active interest in homework tasks, and talk to the class teacher if they have any concerns.
  • Parents should sign and date their child’s reading record when they have listened to them read or have discussed their book.