The setting of homework is made statutory within the teacher standards and is designed to ‘extend the knowledge and understanding pupils have acquired’. At Newchurch, homework is designed to reflect the basic skills learning of the children relevant to their age group. Homework will offer all children the opportunity to reflect on their learning and encounter standards which are drawn from the ‘age related expectations’ for that child.

Homework is designed to instil in children the independence and responsibility needed throughout their educational career and to foster a lifelong commitment to learning.

Please see the policy below which gives details of the homework expectations for each year group.