At Portway Primary School, we believe that targeted homework is a useful tool to support and consolidate basic skills in maths and English.
To this end, homework is set each week on a Thursday and consists of tasks set to consolidate learning in class in order to support the development of literacy and maths skills. Homework tasks are differentiated to ensure that all children are given challenges appropriate to their current abilities.
Homework should be completed by the child at home and then handed in the following Tuesday. Parents are asked to supervise homework and guide where necessary, but we do encourage pupils to be as independent as possible as they progress through their primary school. If your child is struggling with his or her homework, please speak to the class teacher: it should not become a battleground at home!
We also ask that parents and carers sign off reading homework in the home/school reading book that is provided.
At Portway, we believe that children learn best when supported by school and home, working in partnership. We thus encourage the following:
Current Portway parents can log in to the Parent Area on the website, where further ideas re supporting and encouraging learning at home are available.