At Larkhill Primary School we see Homework as work to be completed outside the timetabled curriculum of our school.  It contains an element of independent study in that it is not usually directly supervised or controlled by a teacher and should always be seen as a useful and positive way to help children prepare, consolidate and revise work and ideas from school.

Parents can help and support their child as follows:

  • by encouraging and supporting your child to complete homework on time;
  • by helping them develop good routines and increasing independence regarding completion of homework;
  • by talking to your child about daily events, not just questioning what your child has done at school but also perhaps about what you have done during the day.  Use the language that is usually spoken at home;
  • by including your child in domestic and social activities and talking to your child about what is happening and what you are doing; 
  • by taking your child shopping (we know its hard work!) and to places of interest.  Point out road signs, bus numbers, labels on food etc....;
  • by trying to encourage your child to express their views and to ask questions.  

Homework is set by your child's class teacher.  If you have any concerns or questions with regard to your child's homework please arrange to speak to your class teacher as soon as possible.  The Homework policy is accessible under policies on this website.