At LGJS we want our pupils to develop into well-rounded individuals. It is important that they get time to take part in co-curricular interests, both in and out of school, and they need time to relax and to spend time with family. Homework gives the opportunity for pupils to consolidate what they have been learning in school, and lets them find out more about the topics they most enjoy. There are activities that we encourage parents and children to work together on at home. These practical activities are designed to support the learning that is happening in school. They include individualised reading and phonic activities at various levels; maths games and are not expected to take longer than minutes each evening. Essentials — reading, spellings and maths facts, along with some more formal homework where appropriate.