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Homework at Berkeley Primary

Homework is a very important part of a child's education and children benefit greatly from the mutual support of parents and teachers in encouraging them to learn both at home and at school. 


Our Aims

The aim of homework is:

  • to enable pupils to make maximum progress in their academic and social development
  • to give children additional time to practise, consolidate and apply the skills they learn in school
  • to promote children as independent learners
  • to enable all aspects of the curriculum to be covered in a greater depth
  • to provide educational experiences not possible in school
  • to prepare children for their future life within education as it gets them into the routine of learning at home
  • to build an effective partnership between home and Berkeley Primary School
  • encourage parents and carers to become involved with their children’s learning.


Our Expectations

This is what is expected of every child.


3 Reads each week

Year 1

3 Reads (all year), 12 Spellings and Number work (after Christmas)

Year 2

3 Reads, 12 Spellings, Number work and

Homework Menu (Summer term)

Year 3 and 4

3 Reads, 12 Spellings, Number work and Homework Menu

Year 5

3 Reads, 18 Spellings, Number work and Homework Menu

Year 6

3 Reads, 12 Spellings, Number work, Homework Menu and SATs practise.


All homework will be set on a Thursday and be due in on a Tuesday.


No homework will be set across the holidays including half term holidays as we recognise the importance of having time to rest and complete leisure activities. It is anticipated however, that all children will continue to read during these times.