Homework is used to support and consolidate basic skills in English and mathematics.

In years 1-6, homework is set each week on a Thursday and consists of three tasks:

  1. Spelling and grammar (in books)
  2. Reading comprehension (in books)
  3. Maths (online using my maths https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ and maths with parents https://www.mathswithparents.com

These tasks should be completed by the child at home and then handed in the following Monday.
Parents are asked to supervise homework and guide where necessary but we do encourage pupils to be as independent as possible as they progress in their learning. Parents and carers are encouraged to write a comment to the class teacher in their homework book each week.

In addition to their written homework, children are encouraged to read for 10-15 minutes each night to an adult. This should then be signed off in their reading records.

Children also have access to the TT Rockstars website which they are able to use in class, and at home to develop their speed and recall of times tables facts.


At Carpenters Primary School we recognise the important role that parents/carers play in their child’s education. We value the impact that this support can have on a child’s attainment and progress and are working to ensure that homework is both beneficial and a positive experience.

At Carpenters Primary School, we believe that homework should complement and consolidate what your child has been learning in the classroom. Therefore, the work set is based on what your child has been learning in class and will be explained to your child prior to it being sent home. If you or your child has any further questions, the class teacher will be happy to answer any questions or offer support BEFORE the deadline.

Parents/carers and pupils will ensure:

  • Homework is completed weekly.
  • Spellings are practised for a few minutes each day.
  • The teacher is informed in advance if their child is unable to complete the online activities.
  • Homework books are handed in every Monday.
  • Homework books are treated with respect – they are school work books and should be treated as such. Graffiti is not acceptable.
  • Children should take pride in their homework and complete it to the best of their ability.
  • All homework should be neatly presented, with joined handwriting.
  • Whenever possible an adult will supervise homework, check that it is being completed and make a comment on it when it is finished.
  • Children should write in black pen (KS2) or pencil (KS1) - NOT felt tip pens or colouring pencils. Drawings should be completed in pencil.
  • Children will ask for help or attend homework club (Thursday) as soon as possible after the task is set (before the work is due to be handed in).

Teachers will ensure:

  • Homework is sent home every Thursday and My Maths activities are available online.
  • All children know their username and password for My Maths maths online.
  • Children without access to a computer at home attend the lunchtime club in order to complete the activities.
  • All homework completed and handed in on time (every Monday) will be marked, in line with the school’s marking policy, and a comment made where appropriate.
  • Children are praised when they have completed tasks to the best of their abilities.
  • Each week a child will be recognised and rewarded for particular effort in their work during achievement assembly.

Click here to see the Homework Policy