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Newcomen Primary School


The aim of this policy is to ensure a whole school consistent approach to homework and to make homework manageable for all concerned. As the primary educators of their children, parents are encouraged to support and reinforce the shared expectations of school.

Reading is a vital skill in all areas of primary education and lies at the heart of our curriculum. Children, who experience regular reading at home, benefit from improved confidence, self-esteem and increased general knowledge. Your support with reading at home is truly appreciated and greatly valued.  Please allow time for your child to enjoy reading to you and discussing their understanding of the text. The government recommends daily reading with your child stating that ‘parents who engage their children in books prepare them to become committed and enthusiastic readers.’ Children, who struggle to read, struggle to access the rest of the curriculum.

Learning is a shared responsibility between children, parents and staff. In primary school the purpose of homework changes as children get older.


  • Daily story book to share at home.


  • Daily reading/phonics at home.

Key Stage 1

  • Daily reading at home.
  • Spellings to learn at home. Going out on Friday to be tested the following Friday.
    • Year 1 have 10 spellings.
    • Year 2 have 12 spellings.
  • Year 2 also will receive resources from school to practise their Times Tables.

Key Stage 2

  • Daily reading at home.
  • Spellings to learn at home. Going out on Friday to be tested the following Friday.  The spellings will follow a particular rule and it is important the children understand the rule for each week’s spelling test.
    • Year 3 and Y4 have 15 spellings.
    • Year 5 have 18 spellings.
    • Year 6 have 20 spellings

Daily revision of:

English Knowledge Book and Maths Knowledge book.

The children will add to their knowledge books on a daily basis.  This will include English and Maths terminology and vocabulary which will be used in school in the lessons to help the children develop their understanding and apply their knowledge. 

Please ensure your child spends time revising the contents of their knowledge books on a daily basis as part of their ongoing homework; this will benefit them greatly in the classroom and boost their confidence and self-esteem.

Children will also receive seasonal holiday projects to do as homework tasks.

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.