How much homework is there in the Prep school?

Every year group is set some homework or ‘prep’. This encourages the children to become independent learners.

Prep is set as follows:

Year 1: Times tables and spelling practice/reading at home, occasional task to consolidate some classwork

Year 2: Times tables and spelling practice/reading at home, occasional task to consolidate some classwork, two ‘projects’ per year (in place of optional tasks for those weeks)

Year 3: Spelling and times tables practice, 15 minute Maths task and 15 minutes English task, two ‘projects’ per year (in place of optional tasks for those weeks)

Year 4: Spelling and times tables practice, 25 minute Maths task and 20 minutes English task, two ‘projects’ per year (in place of optional tasks for those weeks)

Year 5: 30 minute Maths task and 30 minutes English task

Year 6: 30 minute Maths task, 30 minutes English task and 30 minutes Science task with
optional extensions

There is a daily supervised prep club which runs after-school for Years 3-6, where they can complete their homework. There is a weekly prep club for Reception to Year 2 for them to have support with their spellings, times tables and reading, if they desire.

Children should not spend hours and hours on their prep – just the set time. If they can’t do it or it is taking too long they should stop.