Pupils are expected to do homework each week – around half an hour a week for our youngest pupils and two and a half hours a week for the oldest. This includes reading and talking about the books that they have read with parental (or other adult) support, learning spelling, playing mathematical games and learning times tables. Our older children will also receive pieces of work to strengthen their understanding of classroom topics.
Children benefit greatly from their families' interest in and encouragement with homework.
Meetings are held early in each school year to introduce parents to teachers; giving families a chance to ask questions and to find out more about class and curriculum organisation. We send letters home each week, giving updates on topics and other activities in which the children will be involved.
Formal Parent Consultation evenings are held each year. For any issues arising or to discuss your child's progress at any time, please speak to your child's teacher at the end of the school day or make an appointment through the school office staff.
At key points in a child's education, i.e. end of Reception and end of KS1 and KS2, parents/carers will receive information on their child's Early Years/National Curriculum attainment and progress in line with government regulation.
School information booklets:
Key Stage 1: Reading (pdf) to follow
Key Stage 1: Maths (pdf) to follow
Key Stage 2: Reading Support Guide (pdf)
For a small fee of £2.25 per child, families may have access to the Education City website which is full of literacy and numeracy games for primary school pupils. Please ask at the school office to be registered.