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How to help your child

At St Mary's, we believe that the education of your child is a partnership & want your child to enjoy & progress in their learning whilst being supported  from every angle!

In order to help you help your child, we would encourage you to read with your child on a daily basis, help & support them with their homework as well as make learning fun in everyday ways as they grow & experience new things.


Whilst the government no longer prescribes a set amount of time for homework, the benefits of parental help with homework have long been acknowledged.

Homework should never be seen as something which limits family time & opportunities for play & sport. What we want is for parents & school to work together to help our children in a relaxed & fun manner in order to boost our children’s overall confidence & progress.  The old guidelines used to suggest an hour a week for five to seven-year-olds, gradually rising to 2.5 hours per night for pupils aged between 14 and 16.

At St Mary's, we like our children to read at least 3 pages of their reading book on at least 5 evenings out of the week, to complete given spelling & Maths tasks as well as to do home learning projects from the homework menu. 

We never want our children to be stressed by homework, however, & class teachers are always available for any help, advice or to discuss any issues that you may have.



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