Holy Saviour Roman Catholic Primary School, Nelson

Holland Place, Nelson, Lancashire BB9 8HD







If your child is unable to complete their homework at home for whatever reason, they can attend a Homework Club which takes place in school every Tuesday 12.45 - 1.15pm.  Also, there is a weekly homework club being held at Hodge House Community Centre on Fridays 3.30 - 4.30pm.  parents are responsible for taking and collecting their children.

Why is homework important?

Homework is important because it is at the intersection between home and school. It serves as a window through which you can observe your children’s education and express positive attitudes towards your children and their education. As children grow older, homework and the amount of time engaged in homework, increases in importance. For teachers and administrators, homework is a cost effective way to provide additional instruction in practice.

Lets examine the six constructive purposes for homework in the context of your child’s educational experience. The first two are the most important and obvious. Through (1) practice and (2) participation in learning tasks, homework can improve your child’s achievement. Thus, it would be expected that if homework were completed accurately, not only would your child’s general knowledge and grades improve but your child would also increase mastery of basic academic skills, such as reading, writing, spelling and mathematics.

Homework can provide other benefits. Your child’s ability to bring an assignment home, gather and organize necessary materials to complete the assignment, return the assignment and receive a grade, strengthens his or her sense of responsibility. Time management skills are learned. There is also improved (3) development of personal skills such as time management gained by completing homework. Further, when homework proceeds smoothly it can become (4) a positive aspect of your relationship with your child.

Finally, although we often do not consider that homework serves a school administrative role, it offers schools an opportunity to let parents know what their children are learning. Thus, homework can play a public relations role by (5) keeping parents informed about class activities and policies. Homework can also fulfill (6) an administrative role in helping schools achieve their overall mission of improving student’s achievement.

Homework is a bridge that joins schools and parents. From the school’s perspective there is the opportunity to monitor students' independent progress. For parents there is the potential to gain a greater appreciation of education and to express positive attitudes towards their children’s achievement.


Homework Schedule;


Sounds books once a week on a Friday – children have to write the

sound they have been learning to write in class and copy it, draw a

picture of something beginning with that sound and write some words.

Reading – Children take home a reading book and are expected to read with their families regularly.

Library – Children take home a Library book once a week changed on a Monday.


Reading 3 times a week at least

Maths and Literacy 


Reading - 3 times a week at least

Maths and Literacy


Reading - 3 times a week at least

Maths and Literacy or a sheet related to another subject




Reading - 3 times a week at least




 Reading - 3 times a week at least

Maths and Literacy 


Reading- 3 times a week at least

Maths and Literacy 



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