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Prep Homework

Why We Set Homework

We believe that setting homework can help to consolidate learning and help children to develop responsibility and independent problem-solving skills. It can also help children to develop habits that will be useful in later school life.

We also recognise that young children can become very tired due to the demands of the school day and that homework can sometimes become a self-defeating exercise rather than the intended positive experience. The teachers are sensitive to the needs of the children and take each case of missing homework individually.

Strong Partnership Between Home and School

By setting regular homework and through the recording of reading we emphasise the strong partnership between home and school. In every class throughout the Prep School, we expect children to read at least five times a week and for this to be recorded in their reading log (R-Y2) or in their planner (Y3-6).

Summary of Timetables

As pupils progress through the Prep School, the number of pieces set increases gradually to prepare pupils for the Senior School. Homework is set a week in advance to allow plenty of time for pupils to complete. A homework timetable is produced at the start of the academic year.

A summary of what to expect for each class on a weekly basis can be found below.

Years 1-2 Years 3-4 Years 5-6
Daily
  • Reading to an adult
  • Reading
  • TT Rockstars
  • Reading
  • TT Rockstars
Weekly
  • Spellings
  • Times Tables
  • Maths (from Year 1 Spring Term)
  • Spellings
  • Mathletics
  • Spellings
  • Mathletics

 

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