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Mathematics homework at Cotmanhay Junior School


Homework is invaluable for improving retention and understanding. We encourage learning outside the classroom as it develops independent learning strategies, and a positive attitude towards school.


We expect all pupils to complete weekly mathematics homework:

  • Y3 and 4 - 20 minutes
  • Y5 and 6 - 30 minutes


Homework activities are linked to classroom learning and are paper based, involve online learning games or a mixture of the two. Teachers can also set homework that builds on fluency and arithmetic skills to maintain pupils’ speed and accuracy. Teachers make it clear to pupils - and parents via Class Dojo – when homework is set and the day it is due to be returned, this can vary between year groups. We ask that parents encourage their child/children to complete weekly homework and if it has not been possible to do so, to let us know via Class Dojo message. All pupils earn Dojo points for returning their completed work. Parents are encouraged to contact class teachers for support if required and to send comments or photographs where appropriate.


Pupils are actively encouraged to use TTRS for 5 minutes every day to practise their multiplication tables and ‘battles’ can be set between classes and year groups. We are continually striving to improve mental fluency and in particular multiplication tables. Learning through games is fun and successful whether the games are practical or online.