Homework Policy

The purpose of homework at St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School is:

  • To consolidate and reinforce skills and understanding, particularly in English and Maths.
  • To develop an effective partnership between the school and parents and other carers in pursuing the aims of the school.
  • To extend or prepare for school learning and give children an opportunity to demonstrate their talents and skills.
  • To encourage pupils as they get older to develop the independence, confidence and self-discipline needed to study on their own, and to prepare them for the requirements of secondary school.


All homework will be set on Friday and should be returned the following Wednesday


Tasks will be set on Microsoft Teams, Spelling Shed or Maths Shed and should be returned via these platforms for teachers to review and give feedback as required.


Reading practice and listening to others read is essential throughout school and will form part of ongoing homework. Children must read with an adult a minimum of 3 times each week and this is to be recorded in their diary. The class teacher / teaching assistant will respond to comments where appropriate, but not always.  Home reading books should be in school daily so that should the opportunity arise, children can read to an adult in school. Children should read and listen to a range of texts, not necessarily always provided by the school.  It is also important that children are encouraged to make use of the library.


In light of current measures in place due to COVID-19 and the requirement to provide remote learning, arrangements for homework have been adapted to be consistent with provision for remote learning, and the homework policy is currently under review.