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At Eaton Park Academy, we view homework as being Enjoyable, Pertinent and Adaptable.
We believe that homework not only reinforces classroom learning, but it also helps children and young people to develop skills and attitudes that they need for successful lifelong learning. Homework should support the development of independent learning skills as it enables children to practise, consolidate and take responsibility for their own learning.
We want our homework to help to foster the role of parents and carers as co-educators of their children. We believe that homework facilitates the continuing development of the partnership between school and parents. We want parents to play an important role in encouraging and supporting children’s efforts by being aware of our homework expectations and any key dates, but empowering children to be responsible for completing and handing in homework (with increasing independence). As an academy, we believe that homework should not cause conflict at home between parent and child and we would always encourage parents to approach the school for support should this be the case.
Reading is at the heart of our academy therefore it is a homework expectation. Parents should hear their child read at least three times a week at home to develop the skills of reading taught in school. The ‘Book Worm’ runs each half term recognising children who read five times or more a week. A reading diary is provided for parents to enable them to communicate to school any comments about their child’s reading practice. These reading diaries are checked by the teacher and stamped to show when a child has met the reading homework expectation.
Alongside reading, children will bring home weekly spelling and maths tasks and will be set termly creative project homework. We do not specify amounts of time that must be spent on a task, preferring individual children and families to set their own routines. Individual teachers are happy to give advice.