Children at wainwright will be set homework to consolidate the knowledge they have learned and practise the skills they have been taught across the curriculum. Half-termly projects further extend and deepen children’s knowledge of specific subjects and challenge them by providing them with the opportunity to apply what has been learned as well as make cross-curricular connections between subjects.

Additionally, we provide homework that is adapted to provide additional support for children who have a specific area of need, for example, if they have SEND or are learning English as an additional language.

Homework is always set with a purpose, and all we ask is that all children try their best to complete this. Homework clubs and resources are provided, by teaching staff, to enable all children to complete the challenges set.

Parents and carers can support their children with their homework by asking questions, getting involved and encouraging them to complete it. The academy sets projects that can get the whole family involved – everyone learns something, come together to talk and share ideas, plus have a lot of fun in the process!

Where adults may need some extra support to be able to help their children, teachers are always available to provide advice and support. In addition, we link with local colleges and organisations to provide adult learning classes, these have include sessions on maths, literacy, basic IT and even first aid. Please keep an eye on our website and social channels for details of when these take place.

Home reading

Children are strongly encouraged to read at home. All children take home a regular reading book. Depending on their stage or progress, these reading books may be either a book from the Read Write Inc. phonics scheme or a book from the academy’s library with a mixture of fiction and non-fiction. This is to ensure that the children have access to a wide range of titles and genres. We aim to swap these books at least twice per week. Children in key stage 2 choose books from a class set guided by the teacher. Parents have a home/school reading book, in which they make comments about their children’s reading. This book is also used as part of a reward system to motivate children to read at home.