Happy New Year everyone and we have had a great start to 2022 at Woodlea. We have a lot planned this half term and thank you for your support with this. Should you wish to speak with any school staff, please contact the school on 01772 421992 to make an appointment. Thank you, Mr Prior.

Woodlea Junior School

Homework at Woodlea

Homework at Woodlea


Dear Parent/Carer,


Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the large number of parents who returned our homework questionnaire. The response was great and the information and opinions, which you provided, have helped us enormously to make significant changes to how homework is run at Woodlea.


A significant majority of you were keen to see homework activities online in addition to regular homework on paper. As a result of this, we have decided upon the following.


  • Children in all year groups are expected to read regularly at home, learn spellings and times tables.
  • Online and written Maths and English homework will be set on alternate weeks ( online one week , written the next)
  • The creative project homework will still run over the course of the term.


The online content will be using ‘Purple Mash’ mainly for English and a subscription-based website called ‘Sum dog’ for Maths (This is an online service which has a wealth of maths games that adapt to the child’s level of ability and track their progress).


We are aware, from the survey, that some families have limited access to ICT and so to overcome this we will be continuing to run homework club weekly. Here, children will be able to use the school computers / ipads to complete their homework as well as receiving support from our teaching assistants.


It is our hope that by simplifying and making our homework more focused and interesting we will be able to encourage all of our children to continue their learning outside of school.


Thank you again for your continued support


Norman Payne

Curriculum Leader