Homework & Home Learning

There are many benefits to homework.


Children retain so much more of what they learn the more they practice, and so we have an expectation that some work will be done each week at home. This is an excellent opportunity for you to discover more about what your child is learning in school!

For Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6)

Teachers will set 30 minutes of English homework and 30 minutes of Maths homework each week. We also expect children to try to do 20 minutes of reading per night. In addition to this, some homework in other subjects will be rotated across the term.

For KS1 (Years 1 and 2)

We ask the children to try to achieve 15 minutes reading every night. Teachers will set around 10 minutes of English, Maths and RE homework every week.

EYFS (Nursery and Reception)

Early years children get a summary of learning/newsletter every week uploaded onto the Google Classroom. This contains suggestions for ways to enhance your child’s communication and language skills and support their developing literacy and numeracy skills.

Remote Learning

In the event of the school or pod closures, we are ready to implement our remote learning strategy.

This remote learning strategy aims to

Ensure consistency in the approach to remote learning for pupils who are not in school 

Set out expectations for all members of the school community with regards to remote learning 

When providing remote learning, teachers must be available between 8.30 am – 3:00pm.  If they are unable to work for any reason during this time, for example due to sickness or caring for a dependent, they should report this using the normal absence procedure. 

When providing remote learning, teachers are responsible for: 

Setting work: Teachers will set work for the pupils in their classes.

  • Day one of closure: teachers will provide activities for the day
  • Day two: timetable for the duration of closure will be published in keeping with current curriculum and lesson progression for the children to follow during closure.
  • The work set should follow the usual timetable for the class had they been in school.
  • English and Maths Work needs to be set by 9am of the day it is expected to be completed by 1pm. Foundation subjects set for afternoons.
  • Teachers in Nursery to 6 will be setting work on Google Classroom.

Providing feedback on work:

As per the marking policy one piece of work for each subject (English, Maths, and Science etc.) should acknowledged and commented on per lesson.

Comments must be made through the online learning platform.

Keeping in touch with pupils who are not in school and their parents:

If there is a concern around the level of engagement of a pupil/s parents should be contacted via phone or parentsupport email to assess whether school intervention can assist engagement.

All parent/carer emails should come through the school admin account: parentsupport@stpetersandstspauls.islington.sch.uk 

Pupils and parents

Staff can expect pupils learning remotely to: 

  • Complete work to the deadline set by teachers 
  • Seek help if they need it, from teachers 
  • Alert teachers if they’re not able to complete work

Staff can expect parents with children learning remotely to: 

Make the school aware if their child is sick or otherwise can’t complete work 

Seek help from the school if they need it – if you know of any resources staff should point parents towards if they’re struggling, include those here 

Be respectful when making any complaints or concerns known to staff

Who to contact If staff have any questions or concerns about remote learning, they should contact the following individuals:

Issues in setting work – Class Teacher, then Key Stage Leader 

One Family

We are one family who look after and help each other.

We have 5 core values: love, truth, forgiveness, giving and understanding.



Jesus wants us to love one another as he has loved us.

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We can move forward more easily when we are truthful with each other.

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When we forgive one another, we can renew our friendships.

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We think of others without expecting something in return.

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We make an effort to learn about and appreciate other people.

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