Home Learning

Home Learning

Home learning has an important role to play in reinforcing and extending the learning and teaching that has taken place in the classroom. It is a vital link in the working partnership between children, parents and staff.

Our aims of home learning

  • Encourages a sense of purpose and achievement.
  • Provides a point of contact with parents and takes advantage of all kinds of resources for learning at home.
  • Is a means of reinforcing what has been learnt in school.
  • Is a vehicle for parental involvement, developing an effective partnership between the school and parents and other carers in pursuing the aims of the school.
  • Is a means of developing good study habits and the self-discipline needed to study on their own.
  • Encourages a sense of ownership and of responsibility for learning.

The responsibility of the children

  •  To make the time to complete work carefully and well.
  • To discuss difficulties with the teacher as soon as they arise.
  • To ensure parents know the task (s) to be completed and ask for support if necessary.
  • To complete the tasks set to the same standard as they would in class.
  • To complete their work in appropriate blue pen (no felt-tip or coloured/gel pens) or pencil.
  • To hand in completed work on or before the due date.

The role of parents and carers in supporting their children

  •  Provide a reasonably peaceful, suitable place in which the children can do their home learning – alone, or for younger children, together with an adult.
  • Make it clear to their children that they value home learning and support the school in explaining how it can help their learning.
  • Encourage their children and praise them when they have completed home learning.


Home Learning should only take approximately 15/20 minutes in KS1 and 20/30 minutes in KS2.