We believe homework consolidates and reinforces skills and understanding in English, mathematics and other curriculum areas. It helps raise the level of achievement of individual pupils and provides opportunities for parents and their children to work together. We value the support of parents/carers and we believe that our approach to homework will be successful if there is a strong partnership between home and school. We recognise the importance of leisure time so aim to provide an appropriate balance of work and play. By the time children reach Year 6 they should have established a clear routine in preparation for secondary school. Our Homework Policy outlines the expectations we have of our pupils in each year group.