In order that our pupils can attain the highest standard, at Little Common we recognise the crucial importance of an active educational partnership between home and school.

Homework is just one of the ways in which we seek to foster this partnership. Homework encompasses a whole variety of activities instigated by teachers and parents to support children’s learning. 


  • To help children to make progress and ensure children have the best opportunities to meet and deepen their knowledge and understanding of the expectations for their year group set out in the National Curriculum
  • To help parents gain an insight into their child’s school work, support in children's learning and promote partnerships between home and school.
  • To support children develop their fluency and comprehension skills in reading
  • To support children in developing their understanding and recall of known mathematical facts such as time tables, division facts and number bonds
  • To practise and consolidate further skills
  • To broaden the context of learning and provide enrichment and extension
  • To become independent learners and to develop perseverance and positive attitudes to learning beyond the classroom
  • To support children in becoming responsible and organised in their learning at home as a preparation for more frequent homework at secondary school 


Our homework policy can be found here.