Home Learning Policy

Home Learning

At Mengham Junior School, we believe that home learning should:

  • Extend and support children’s learning by challenging them at an appropriate level.
  • Promote independence by encouraging children to take responsibility for their own learning.
  • Be rewarded through the giving of prompt and constructive feedback and the recognition of good work and effort.
  • As far as possible, be manageable and enjoyable for children, parents and staff.
  • Help children to adopt a positive and resilient attitude to learning that will stay with them throughout their lives.
  • Be valued and supported by children, parents and school staff as a means of strengthening links and communication between home and school.

English homework:

  • Reading independently or with an adult 5 times a week (minimum).
  • Spellings to practice will be set weekly using ‘Spelling Frame’.
  • Every term, there is a reading challenge (Read 8 books in a term to receive a free book).

Maths homework:

  • Times tables to be practiced 4 times a week using ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’.
  • A maths task will be set fortnightly using ‘MyMaths’.



  • Reading logs will be signed each week to acknowledge weekly reading. Parent comments responded to where needed.
  • MyMaths, Spelling Frame and Times Tables Rockstars give instant feedback to children.
  • Teachers will monitor homework websites and support when pupils aren’t being successful.
  • Excellent effort will be recognised with house points and learning stars as appropriate.
  • Progress with times tables and spellings will be recognised with our certificate system.


Spelling Frame: https://spellingframe.co.uk/

MyMaths: https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

Times Tables Rockstars: https://play.ttrockstars.com/

Home Learning Guidelines (Review Aut 2022)