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At St Bernadette’s we consider homework to be anything that a child does outside the normal school day that contributes to their learning in response to guidance from the school. Homework encompasses a whole variety of activities instigated by teachers and parents to support children’s learning. For example, a parent who spends time reading a story to their child before bedtime is helping with homework.

All children in KS1 and KS2 are asked to complete tasks at home to reinforce or consolidate work that they are doing in school.  Staff across the school allocate an evening to a particular subject so that parents know in advance what work will be set each week. The amount of homework each child is expected to do varies according to age and ability. Homework will not always be formal or ‘written’. Quite often it will involve playing games, or using skills that they are learning at school in the wider context of the home e.g. recognising number patterns, looking at language and signs, researching topics.