Learning continues outside school, whether it is at home, or outside playing. Homework is a small part of home learning. Class teachers explain their homework expectations for the year in termly Curriculum Letters. Homework increases as your child goes through school and most children will be expected to have reading, phonics/spellings and maths homework on a weekly basis. Some extended projects will also be included.
However, most learning at home is not set by school. Your child is learning all the time and the more you engage with their learning in school and follow up with similar learning themes at home, the more beneficial it will be to your child’s progress.
But learning should be fun! Learning should be through a variety of experiences; from doing, to seeing, to reading, to writing and most importantly, playing!