St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School

Spirituality, Aspiration, Innovation, Diversity


Working at home can help develop a child’s self-discipline and promote a motivating attitude towards study and learning. It is one of the ways that parents can be involved in their child’s learning and provides opportunities for reinforcement and practice of key skills and concepts, as well as extending and enriching learning.

We consider it important for homework tasks to be purposeful and matched to the ability of the individual children and as a result, each year group follows a homework timetable appropriate to the age of the child. An outline of homework is given to parents at the beginning of the school year.

Homework diaries are issued to all children at the start of each academic year and are used to record reading activities and homework tasks. The homework diary is also used as a useful tool for communicating between school and home. Messages can be sent (in both directions) using the diary providing regular feedback and information for both teacher and parent.