Junior School Homework

Homework in Junior School helps to lay the foundation for the homework routine students can expect when they reach Sidcot Senior School. The home-school relationship is an essential element in supporting students’ development by consolidating learning in both environments. This is one of the reasons why we provide appropriate homework to our Junior School students.

The Sidcot Approach To Homework

We want students to be curious and to develop a love of learning. Homework set in Junior School is part of this ethos, helping students to discover topics and interests outside of the school day, and instilling in them a sense of accomplishment achieved through their own learning.

Homework is always relevant to the age and developmental stage of our children. There is no standard format for homework either, and you’ll find an enriching mix of academic, creative, and physical activities. Homework will expand on what is being taught in the classroom and there will be something to engage every child, no matter their passions.

Homework In Year 5 And 6

As children work their way through Junior School, we start to prepare them for the next step in their education and the move to Senior School. Senior School will naturally involve more independent learning through regular homework assignments. To make this part of the transition seamless, children in years 5 and 6 can attend Prep, a supervised homework arrangement, to establish a routine for their move to Senior School.

Find out more about how we incorporate homework into the Sidcot curriculum by contacting the admissions team or arranging a visit to one of our open days.

“The broad and balanced Junior School curriculum is well suited and stimulating for students of all ages...The curriculum is enriched with excellent provision for art, music and sport as well as project work, in a range of subject areas...An initiative to promote learning through experience in the outdoors is a distinctive feature of the curriculum in Years 1 and 2 and builds on the students’ experience in the EYFS.”
Independent Schools Inspectorate