The amount and type of homework set by the school varies as a child gets older. Please see the information below for further details.
Daily reading at home is completed by all children.
In Reception and KS1, children are provided with appropriately levelled books to read and return.
Reception and KS1 children have a Reading Record. Parents/carers are asked to sign and return the reading record on a daily basis to indicate reading has taken place. Reading records are checked every day by a member of staff. These remain in school during holiday periods.
In KS2, children are able to borrow books from their class library and/or read their own books.
All KS2 classes have a reading tree on display, and children complete a leaf to add to the class tree once they finish a book. They must be ready to discuss their opinions on the book in front of the whole class, to support an increase in book talk across the school. Children also have a bookmark to use in their daily reading, where parents/carers can write the date to show their child has read.
Children are expected to read every day at home for a minimum of:
- Reception: 10 minutes
- Y1/2: 10-15 minutes
- Y3/4: 15 minutes
- Y5/6: 20 minutes
All children can also borrow a book from the school library, which they will visit with their class. These must be returned by the end of each term.
Reception weekly homework (starting in the spring term), is completed in a homework book. The spelling and maths tasks are provided on a weekly basis. KS1 weekly homework is completed in a red book. The spelling tasks are provided in the book on a half termly basis.
The homework is also available on the year group’s learning platform: Google Classroom Weblink
On the inside covers of the homework book are helpful hints for children to complete their homework, including key words and spelling strategies. Homework books remain in school during holiday periods.
Children complete Mathletics activities on a weekly basis, set by their class teacher, to develop their maths fluency skills. Children are issued with a username and password to access these activities at home on an electronic device. Mathletics Website
Children are expected to complete the following:
|Reception and Year 1||2 tasks|
|Years 2, 3 and 4||4 tasks|
|Years 5 and 6||6 tasks|
Each task contains approximately 10 questions.
Reception weekly homework (starting in the spring term), is completed in a homework book. The spelling and maths tasks are provided on a weekly basis.
KS1 weekly homework is completed in a red book. The spelling homework tasks are provided in the book on a half termly basis. On the inside covers of the homework book are helpful hints for children to complete their homework, including key words and spelling strategies. Homework books remain in school during holiday periods.
KS2 weekly homework is assigned, completed and marked via Google Classroom. Children can access the tasks set by their class teacher on Google Classroom
Year 5 & 6 also complete grammar and reading comprehension tasks. Year 6 complete a maths task in addition to Mathletics.
Weekly spelling homework is set every Friday and is due the following Wednesday. Spellings are linked to work covered in class.
Weekly spelling tests (linked to the homework) are completed in class between Wednesday and Friday. The tests are completed in the back of the homework book for KS1 and in the children’s daily spelling books for KS2.
For further information on your child’s homework, please contact the class teacher.
Termly Creative Homework Project
Reception, KS1 and KS2 projects are completed once per term.
Projects in Reception are optional but are compulsory in KS1 & 2.
A project ideas sheet is provided in the homework book and is based on a topic being covered in class.
The project can be presented in any format, e.g. handwritten, word-processed, a 3D model etc.
Projects are submitted during each term to be shared with the class and/or year group in KS2.
In Reception and KS1 projects are shared through a ‘project walk’ across the year groups.
Homework on Google Classroom
From September 2021, KS2 children will be accessing, completing and submitting their weekly homework through Google Classroom.
Years 3-6 will complete a weekly spelling task along with activities on the Mathletics website.
Years 5 & 6 will complete a spelling task and a reading or grammar task along with activities on the Mathletics website. Year 6 will have an additional maths activity to complete.
Children will be able to access feedback for their homework via Google Classroom. Children will also continue to complete weekly spelling test at school.
Please click on the link to access Google Classroom
We have produced some written and video guides to support families in accessing and using Google Classroom. These can be viewed here.