Homework Overview

This is a guide to the home learning activities in each year group. Please can you help your child as appropriate. There may also be additional tasks from time to time e.g. researching topics or learning the words to a song.


Nursery

Literacy:

  • A class library book of the child's own choice will be brought home each week.


Reception

Literacy:

  • Two reading books of your child's choice will be brought home and changed weekly.
  • "Phonics" worksheets will be sent home regularly. These help to reinforce class activities.

Maths:

  • A range of activities linked to class teaching in Numeracy, Literacy and Science will be sent home regularly for you to share with your child. These will be largely practical activities.
  • Please return book bags daily.


Year 1

Literacy:

  • A library book of the child's choice will be brought home every week.
  • Two reading books from the correct colour shelf will be brought home daily and changed weekly.
  • Spelling books will be sent home every Friday to be returned on the following Wednesday (There are instructions in the back of the spelling book). Children are expected to use their spelling words by writing sentences in their homework books.

Maths:

  • Practical maths activities for you to do with your child will be sent home periodically. you sign the activity before it is returned.
  • Please return book bags daily.


Year 2

Literacy:

  • A library book of the child's choice will be brought home every day and two reading books from the correct colour shelf.
  • Two reading books from the correct colour shelf will be brought home daily and changed weekly.
  • Spelling books will be sent home once a week for children and returned on Wednesday (There are instructions in the back of the spelling book). Children are expected to use their spelling words by writing a sentence in their homework books.
  • A comprehension exercise or a writing activity will also be sent home on a Friday.

Maths:

  • Maths homework will be sent home fortnightly.  This could be a Mathletics based activity or a worksheet
  • Please return book bags daily.

 

Year 3 

All home Learning tasks are given each week.

Literacy:

  • Reading - Children should read and fill in their reading log at minimum of 3 times per week, for 15 minutes each time. Their reading log should be signed by a parent/guardian. Children can read their choice of school reading book of their own.
  • Spelling - Children will be given 20 spelling to learn for a test.
  • Writing - Children will be given a writing task which should take up to 30minutes to complete.

Maths:

  • Children will be given a maths task which should take up to 30 minutes to complete.

Other:

  • One piece of work topic related.


Year 4

Literacy:

  • Reading - Read 4 times per week for a minimum of 10 minutes each time
  • Spellings -Ten words to learn; a sentence to be written for each one.
  • Writing - One piece per week linked to work in class.

Maths:

  • One piece per week linked to work in class.

Other:

  • One piece of work, linked to a foundation subject.


Year 5

Literacy:

  • Reading - Read 4 times per week 15 minutes each time.
  • Spellings - ten words to learn plus write meanings and a sentence for each.
  • Writing - One task set each week.

Maths:

  • One piece of different work each week.

Other:

  • Ongoing topic based project each term.
  • Occasional extra work set based upon topics


Year 6

Literacy:

  • Reading - Children must read for at least 20 minutes every day. This can be by themselves or to someone else. Parents /Carers can listen to children read or read to them. Discussing the book can be a pleasurable experience for you and the child. Children are allowed to borrow from school. Children are allowed to borrow books from school.
  • Spelling - Children are given five challenging spellings to learn each week. They are tested on the spelling and the definition. For homework they must use these spellings in sentences or paragraphs and are encouraged to use their spellings in class discussions and writing.
  • Writing - One piece of written work is given every week. This should take between 30 to 60 minutes. Sometimes projects are given.

Maths:

  • Children are given one piece of homework each week which should take 30 to 60 minutes, but this may vary. Sometimes they may be given projects to complete.

Other:

  • Children may be given projects to complete for humanities subjects which enrich their learning and enthusiasm.