At Downham Feoffees Primary Academy, we believe that homework, in the way we set it, helps to develop children’s independent learning skills and effectively build on children’s understanding of the work they have covered that week in class. Challenges are open ended and accessible by all children.

We encourage parents/carers to support their children with homework. In addition to their homework books, all children are expected to read daily and learn their times tables, associated divisions and spellings. All children have Learning Logs which they record their reading in and also have a wide range of support information for English and maths to help children and parents/carers with their homework.

Class teachers make parents/carers and children aware of the expectations and day to hand homework in at the start of the year and discuss this at parent consultations during the year. We should like to thank parents/carers for their continued support in helping children to complete their homework as it does have a marked impact on the progress of their children.