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Homework Policy


A copy of our current homework policy - explaining the homework children will be set in each year group - can be found on our policies page (link below). 


This policy is informed by the best available evidence on homework design and was developed in consultation with parents, staff and children in the 2021/22 academic year.

The one-page overviews below set out the homework arrangements in each year group.



Encouraging and enabling reading at home every day will have a significant impact on your child's academic attainment and progress across the curriculum.


To keep track of reading at home, we use digital reading records on Showbie. These are checked and acknowledged weekly by teachers. The use of digital records bring many benefits. You can:


  • Easily update your child's reading record from any device (mobile, laptop, tablet, desktop computer, etc.)
  • Type or dictate comments to your child's class teacher.
  • Create audio recordings of your child reading to share with the teacher.
  • Post photographs of the cover of the book your child is reading, creating a visual log of their reading throughout the year.


The video tutorials below demonstrate how to use the digital reading records and provide examples of how the digital reading records are being used.

Reading Records - How To Use Showbie

Reception & KS1 Reading Records

KS2 Reading Records