Bishop Ian Ramsey Church of England Primary School


At Bishop Ian Ramsey, we believe that homework is an opportunity for parents and carers to become active partners in supporting learning. Homework can help promote a positive attitude to learning at home and show children that home and school are working together in partnership. We believe that homework should reinforce lessons taught in school and give the opportunity for applying learned skills.


Homework at BIR is broken into two key elements: Core Homework and Optional Topic Homework. 


Core Homework

  • Reading 
  • Practise of Number Bonds/Times Tables and other maths facts (as appropriate to year group)
  • Spellings (as appropriate to year group)


Optional Topic Homework

  • On our Class Pages, you will see a list of topics that are covered by each class each half term.
  • We encourage the children to complete any activities or projects at home linked to these topics. For example, if their topic is Ancient Egypt, they might make a model of the pyramids, research and present facts about the River Nile or design some Ancient Egyptian jewellery.
  • This optional topic homework invites the children, siblings and parents and carers to spend time together, collaborating and having fun when completing any projects.
  • We then encourage the children to bring their Optional Topic Homework into school, so that they can share their homework with their class teacher and classmates and present it to the rest of the class.


Homework letters

Please find further information about the Homework for each class in the letters below.

Chestnut Class Homework 2023-24

Birch Class Homework 2023-24

Sycamore Class Homework 2023-24

Hazel Class Homework 2023-24

Oak Class Homework 2023-24

Bishop Ian Ramsey CE Primary School is part of the Durham Diocesan MAT. Durham Diocesan MAT is a company limited by guarantee (company number 10847279) and exempt charity registered in England and Wales at The Cai Building (fourth floor), Coble Dene, Royal Quays, North Shields, NE29 6DE.