Homework is way of continuing and deepening learning. It provides an opportunity to consolidate and revise and reinforce. It provides opportunities for children to explore their interests and celebrate their enthusiasms. Homework provides parents with a link between their child and the class teacher. As children move into year 5&6, homework prepares them well for the transition to High School where the expectation that homework is completed to a high standard is explicit.
At New Islington, each class teacher provides age appropriate learning opportunities on a weekly basis. Most homework is handed out on a Friday, and this needs to be handed in the following week.
Daily reading practice, spellings, phonics and time tables have been proven to impact very positively on outcomes for children. Parents who invest a little time each day with their child on homework tasks reap very positive rewards.