Homework

At Marlborough Road Academy we believe that the purpose of homework is to: 

  • Consolidate and reinforce learning undertaken in class 
  • Prepare children for future learning  
  • Practice on-going skills (such as reading and times tables) 

Responsibilities

Teachers are responsible for setting homework appropriate to the child’s age and ability and for giving feedback on homework where necessary. 

Parents are responsible for providing their child with the time, space and resources needed to complete their homework. Parents are encouraged to be involved in their child’s homework – to discuss homework with their child and to support them where necessary. Parents can also assist by keeping up to date with the school website, where information, guidance and news relating to homework can be found. 

Finally, we encourage parents to take their children on trips to the library – even reading with our child for ten minutes a night is getting active with your child’s learning. Pupils are responsible for completing any homework set, including remembering to take homework homme and return it to school before the due date. 

In line with government guidelines, the amount of homework given increases as children move throughout the school. 

The government recommends the following time allocations for homework. 

Infants Years 1 and 2                                        1 hour per week  

Lower KS2 Years 3 and 4                                 1.5 hours per week  

Upper KS2 Years 5 and 6                                 2.5 hours per week  

 

 

Reading 

Spelling 

Numbots  

TT Rockstars  

Infants Years 1 & 2  

3 times a week  

Once a week  

Once a week  

-  

Lower KS2 Years 3 & 4 

4 times a week 

Twice a week  

3 times a week  

Upper KS2 Years 5 & 6 

Every day  

3 times a week  

Everyday  

 

EYFS  

3 times a week  

Home learning challenges to be given each half term 

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