Class-based learning is consolidated through a range of homework tasks and activities, including reading. Younger pupils are expected to read daily with an adult and while older pupils are expected to become more independent in their reading and read quietly for longer periods, reading aloud is still important. Ongoing homework also includes learning of spellings and times tables.
The amount of homework increases as the pupils get older. By Years 5 and 6, all pupils need to be well organised in order to ensure that homework is managed carefully and submitted on time.
In the older classes, homework may frequently take the form of topic based projects, which are designed to provide opportunities for independent research, while allowing for individual creativity and flair.