St Mary's Catholic Primary School

‘One family united in Christ to be the best we can be’


What is homework?


At St. Mary's, we view homework as being a supported or independent task which is undertaken outside of curriculum time and which reinforces, extends or enriches current learning.


Why is it set?


The purpose of homework at St. Mary's is:


How can you help?



How can we help?



Is homework compulsory?


The government recommends that children in key stage 1 do 10 minutes of homework a night; this stretches to 30 minutes a night for children in years 5 and 6.  Whilst homework is not compulsory, it is strongly recommended that our following expectations are a model we all support.  By supporting our homework guidance, we are ensuring that, through completing regular homework tasks, we are reinforcing key skills which will help children to move successfully towards completing their end of year targets.  Additionally, it will also prepare children for their transition to upper school at the end of key stage 2.  It promotes a sense of self discipline in using appropriate learning behaviours throughout school life.