Meadowside Primary School

Homework

Homework is an important part of your child’s education and can add much to their development. At Meadowside, we see homework as an important partnership between teachers, parents/carers and children.

We also acknowledge the importance of play and free time in a child’s growth and development.

Our aims for homework

To help children develop a range of learning skills and strategies.

To promote partnership between home and school, supporting each child’s learning.

To provide educational experiences not possible in school e.g. extended project research.

To consolidate and reinforce learning in school.

To allow children to practise skills taught in lessons.

To help children develop good work habits for the future.

Frequently asked questions

What happens to homework?

Homework is collated in topic books/folders, acknowledged by staff and comments read. Verbal feedback is given to children.

What happens if my child doesn’t complete their homework?

We encourage all children to complete their homework and reward their efforts. We may also talk to you or your child about ways we can help to get work completed.

Should my child be doing their homework without help?

This depends on the task. New learning such as the topic projects may need your help. Practising skills already taught and sharing knowledge can be done independently or collaboratively.

How will homework be matched to my child’s needs?

  • Elements of choice are now included in topic projects, allowing for children to choose their preferred learning style.
  • For the fridge and Eye on English tasks are matched to the expectations of their age.
  • Show me what you know style homework allows your child to share their current knowledge.
  • Phonics/spelling/reading is matched to ability level of individual children.

Please download our homework leaflet here for more information.