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Homework review and consultation (Sept 2021)


In September 2021, we launched a review of our homework policy. Parents, staff and children will be consulted before a new policy is devised in early October. Until then, we will continue to follow our current homework policy. A copy of this - explaining the homework children will be set in each year group - can be found on our policies page:



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 tutorial below demonstrates how to use the digital reading records.