St Michael's CE Primary

HomE Learning

How to help your child

We aim to foster a positive attitude towards home learning and help set good habits. We aim to ensure that home learning is of interest to the children and matched to their ability.

Our school policy on home learning is based on the principle that the learning process does not begin and end at school. We believe that children are learning constantly from a variety of adults and experiences. We ask that parents support their child with any tasks given.

Home learning routines begin in Reception with the expectation that children read at home every night. From Year 1 onwards, children are also given weekly maths and English activities. We set tasks on a Thursday, expecting it to be completed on the following Monday, thus giving time for children to complete their homework over the weekend.

How long should my child spend on home learning?

Y1 and Y2

  • Ten minutes of reading every day with an adult.
  • 15 - 20 minutes a week on a maths and English task

Y3 and Y4

  • Ten minutes of reading every day with an adult.
  • 20 - 30 minutes a week on a maths and English task

Y5 and Y6

  • Fifteen minutes of reading every day with an adult or individually.
  • 30 - 40 minutes a week on a maths and English task.