At Cumnor School we pride ourselves on working in partnership with our parents. Homework is designed to provide an opportunity for parents to get involved with their child’s learning and encourages use of home and community resources for learning. It enables parents and pupils to work together to enjoy learning experiences.

It also enables pupils to:

• To consolidate and reinforce skills and understanding, particularly in literacy and numeracy;
• To extend what is learned in school;
• To encourage pupils as they get older to develop the confidence and self-discipline needed to study on their own, thus preparing them for the requirements of secondary school.


Year R

Children receive a google classroom log in to enable them to log in with a parent. The google classroom will contain a brief summary of the term’s learning along with some suggested optional home learning activities for those who would like them.

Year 1 to Year 6

For children in Y1 to Y6, work is also posted onto Google Classroom, for children to engage with at home. The quantity and type increases as children move through the school.​ Mymaths learning platform is also used as a homework resource and your child will receive login details for this at the start of the year. Each child receives a homework book to work in at home.

Please do get in touch with us via the school office if you do not have access to a device to check homework or have any problems accessing google classroom or any other technical issue relating to homework. If you would like to discuss the homework tasks themselves, please contact your child’s class teacher directly.

See the homework policy for more details.


Helping your child

There are many  ways you can help your child:

  • Read with them and to them as often as you can and ideally every day. This can be in your own language or in English or a mixture of both.
  • For older children, try to be a role model by reading yourself and discussing what you are reading with your children.
  • Talk to them – as often as possible and as much as possible. You can talk about anything but try to find the time daily to dedicate to having a chat with them; without the distractions of a tv or mobile phone.
  • Organise days out. The more opportunities children have to experience the world, the more it will improve their learning. In Oxford we are very fortunate to have lots of free parks, museums, and attractions on our doorstep. Even a trip on a train or bus can be a fantastic learning opportunity.
  • Encourage them and praise them in their learning. We all do better when we have people encouraging us. All children have the potential to improve and develop in their learning. The more you encourage them and praise them when they are achieving, the better they will do. They need to understand that just because they can’t do something yet, it doesn’t mean they will never be able to do. Reinforce the idea that hard work will lead to success.

Your child’s education is a partnership. As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. By working together can we achieve success for your children.