All children are encouraged to read at home on a regular basis; younger children will benefit from reading to an adult to provide guidance and encouragement. All classes are set homework on a regular basis. For Infants this may be a practical task for mathematics, times tables or an investigation to support a topic. Letters are sent home frequently detailing homework from class teachers. Junior children have homework notebooks to record tasks for the week.

Homework is appropriate to the age and aptitude of the child. Regular reading and practice of times tables is encouraged. Holiday homework will also be set as appropriate. Parents are asked to check and sign Homework Diaries, however great care needs to be taken to ensure that children are not put under pressure and parents are expected to accept the professional advice of the teacher.

St Mary's Island Primary School, Island Way West, St Mary's Island, Chatham, Kent. ME4 3ST
Tel. (01634 891050)  E-mail: office@st-marys-island.medway.sch.uk

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