Stokeinteignhead Primary School
Curious, Determined, Resourceful and Respectful
Stokeinteignhead Primary School
Curious, Determined, Resourceful and Respectful

Home Learning



Expectations for Homework


Class 1



Homework is usually set each Friday. Please ensure that the homework books are returned by the following Thursday. The non-optional core homework consists of reading, writing, spelling and number activities. There will also be work set relating to other curriculum topics from time to time. This is optional homework

Your child should also aim to spend no more than 30 minutes per week on any number homework.



Class 2



In Class 2 homework will be recorded in the children's homework books. The due date will be written in the objectives at the top of the sheet. The homework expectation for children in Class 2 is for roughly an hour a week. As the homework is set over a two week cycle, children should complete 2 hours worth of homework.



Class 3



Homework is usually a case of catching up, continuing with or finishing off work that is being done in class. Homework is most frequently set at weekends, but it may also be required during the week. Children will record any homework that needs to be completed and the due date in their homework books



Further information on homework relevant to each class can be found on the class pages.


  Class R


  Class 1


  Class 2


  Class 3 





Homework Policy


  1. At Stokeinteignhead Primary School we believe that a good, well managed homework programme helps children to develop the skills and attitudes they will need for successful lifelong learning. Homework also supports the development of independent learning skills and provides parents with an opportunity to take part in their child’s education.

Aims Through this policy we aim to:

  • Ensure consistency of approach throughout the school;

  • Improve the quality of the learning experience offered to pupils and to extend it beyond the classroom environment;

  • Encourage pupils and their parents to share and enjoy learning experiences;

  • Ensure homework is valued and celebrated;

  • Reinforce learning in class by providing further opportunities for individual learning;

  • Develop life long learning skills – questioning, researching;

  • To prepare Year 6 pupils for transfer to secondary school.

  1. Time Allocation: Homework should never be too onerous nor should it create stress within the pupil’s family. The school encourages parents to contact the class teacher with any concerns.

There are many regular areas of learning where homework is key to supporting progress. These include supporting children at home with

  • Regular reading

  • Learning times tables

  • Learning to tell the time

These will be set regularly at the discretion of the class teacher. In addition to this there are also other regular online home learning opportunities for children which are set. These include

  • Espresso

  • Mathletics

  • Spellodrome


Further homework is then set by the class teacher. This home learning is designed to support the work that is going on in classes and also allows parents to be involved in their children’s learning at school. Whilst we would request that all parents support the school with tasks such as reading, spelling and learning times tables we will also give parents the opportunity to opt out of other regular homework. The choice to opt out can be made by returning the home school agreement which we will send out at the beginning of each school year.


Normally, homework tasks are set once a week with time given for completion. The following are the school’s recommendations for time allocations:

  • Year 1 & 2 – 1 hour per week;

  • Year 3 & 4 – 1 hour and 30 minutes per week; this includes reading, homework set, spellings and times tables.

  • Year 5 & 6 – 2 hours per week – this includes reading, all of the options for homework set, spelling and timetables.


Additionally curriculum based homework tasks can be set for each class as follows.

Foundation stage:

Year 1 & 2 Homework : Up to half an hour per week

Year 3 & 4: 1 hour per 2 weeks

Year 5 & 6: 1 hour per week