St Monica's Catholic Primary School

A small school where big things happen



As a Parent or Carer you can play a vital role in your child’s education, including homework.


Weekly homework tasks can be Open-ended Creative HomeworkTalk Time Homework and occasionally Practice Makes Perfect Homework. You can help by encouraging, discussing ideas and by ensuring your child has a good working space at home. Please contact your child’s class teacher or the Headteacher with any questions or concerns.

As well as the weekly homework task, your child is expected to learn spellings weekly. Learning the spellings for just a short time each day is more effective than leaving it all to the last minute. It is also a great opportunity for handwriting practice.

Reading on a daily basis is also expected.  Reading aloud with an adult is important throughout the primary years. Even if your child is a fluent reader, having a discussion about the story (for example, the characters’ personalities and actions, the ‘wow words’ used by the author) is a valuable way to develop reading skills.

For children in Year 3 to Year 6, practising times tables is also extremely important: by the end of Year 4, children should have a rapid recall of times tables facts and also be able to say the division facts too eg 7×8=56 and therefore also 56÷7=8. ‘Rapid recall’ should be within around five seconds – they should not have to count through the tables facts to get there!

Homework tips and guides for parents' and carers' can be found here: