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Godmanchester Community Academy believes there is an advantage in children spending regular periods of time, initially quite short, on different learning activities that support the work they do in class.           

Homework refers to any work or activity which pupils are asked to do outside lesson time, either on their own or with parents or carers.

Homework need not get in the way of other activities which children may do after school such as sport, music and clubs of all kinds. Planning a balance of activity and commitment at home is important.

The approximate amount of time we would expect children to complete homework is:

  • Foundation Stage: Short daily activity with parent/carer.
  • Years 1 and 2 - 1 hour per week + daily reading
  • Year 3 and 4 - 2 hours per week.
  • Year 5 and 6 - 2.5 hours per week.