Stanley Common

Live, enjoy, believe, aim high


The school has always set homework tasks to extend and enhance learning.  A homework policy is in place.  It is helpful if a child has a quiet environment in which to complete homework and also know that they have support from parents should they need it.  The children may be asked to cover a variety of tasks and activities but they fall generally into the following categories.  We feel it is important to establish a homework routine so that the children see learning as a partnership between home and school.

Year R

10 minutes for sharing stories, reading and counting/numeracy activities.

Years 1 and 2

10 minutes daily (minimum) for reading, spelling, numeracy and literacy activities.

Years 3 and 4

1 hour weekly (minimum) for reading, spelling, literacy/numeracy activities and occasional assignments in other subjects.

Years 5 and 6

1 hour weekly daily (minimum) with continued emphasis on literacy/numeracy but also ranging across all of the curriculum.


The junior children have homework diaries in which assignments are recorded.