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   Homework  

This is the page where you will find information about homework across the school. Please check individual class pages for electronic copies of homework tasks. 

 

What and when?

 

Reading

Spelling/Phonics

Maths

English/Topic

Weekly

Records checked throughout week 

 Weekly

New sounds sent home: Mondays

 

N/A

 

Fortnightly (weekly from Term 6)

Out:Fridays

In: Wednesdays

 

Weekly

Records checked on: Fridays


Terms 1+2 Phonics

Terms 5+6 Spelling

Out: Fridays

In: Wednesdays

Terms 3+4 

Out: Fridays

In: Wednesdays

 

(Linked with spellings and phonics)

Out: Fridays

In: Wednesdays

Weekly

Records checked on: Mondays

Weekly

Test: Tuesdays

Fortnightly

Out: Fridays

In: Wednesdays

Set once per term - see year group webpage

 

Weekly

Records checked on: Wednesdays

Weekly 

Cedar Test: Thurs

Chestnut Test: Weds

Weekly

Out: Fridays

In: Wednesdays

Fortnightly

Out: Fridays

In: Wednesdays

 

Weekly

Records checked on: Mondays

Weekly

Beech Test: Weds

Sycamore Test: Thurs

Weekly

Out: Fridays

In: Wednesdays

Fortnightly

Out: Fridays

In: Wednesdays

 

Weekly

Records checked on: Mondays

Weekly

Test: Fridays

Weekly

Out: Fridays

In: Wednesdays

Fortnightly

Out: Fridays

In: Wednesdays

 

Weekly

Records checked on: Fridays

Weekly

Test: Fridays

Weekly

Out: Fridays

In: Fridays

 Set based on needs of class - see year group webpage

Expectations

 

 

Reading - read 5x per week at home. A brief comment should be made in reading records each time children read to celebrate this. Children can of course read more than 5x per week however reading will not be carried over to the following week. 

Please can children have their book bags and reading books in school everyday. 

Letters and Sounds (phonics) - new sounds will be added to Letters and Sounds folders each week to be practised at home.

Topic -  fortnightly task to support in-class learning. 

 

 

 

60 minutes per week

 

Reading - read 5x per week at home. A brief comment should be made in reading records each time children read to celebrate this. They will be awarded an apple for the class tree if they complete 5 reads per week. Once they have collected 5 apples, they will receive a certificate and a golden apple for the tree. Children can of course read more than 5x per week however reading will not be carried over to the following week. 

Please can children have their book bags and reading books in school everyday.

Phonics/Topic/Maths or Spelling - weekly task to support in-class learning. Children are also expected to learn their termly Maths instant recall facts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

60 minutes per week

 

Reading - read 5x per week at home. A brief comment should be made in reading records each time children read to celebrate this. They will be awarded an apple for the class tree if they complete 5 reads per week. Once they have collected 5 apples, they will receive a certificate. Children can of course read more than 5x per week however reading will not be carried over to the following week. 

Please can children have their book bags and reading books in school everyday.

Spelling - spellings will be given out on a fortnightly cycle. Children will have a WEEKLY spelling test. At the end of the first week, they will have a spelling test on the individual words. At the end of the second week, words will be tested within dictated sentences. We are looking for progress from week one to week two. Children will also have 3 personal spellings each week to learn, these can be found in the back of their reading records. 

Maths - task to support work in class. This will be set every other week. Children are expected to learn their termly instant recall facts in addition to maths homework tasks.

English - task set once per term to support or consolidate work in class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

90 minutes per week

 

Readingread 5x per week at home. An entry should be made in reading records by the children or an adult to record each read. At a minimum, reading records should be signed once each week by an adult at home to confirm home reading. Children will be awarded a stamp on the class reading chart if they complete 5 reads per week. Certificates will be given out when reading milestones (5 weeks, 10 weeks, 20 weeks and 40 weeks of complete reading) are reached. Children can of course read more than 5x per week however reading will not be carried over to the following week. 

Books can be changed daily if required however there is not an expectation to complete a book each night. The focus should be on ensuring and questioning a child's understanding of the chosen book. Please help us to monitor that pupils are reading a range of fiction and non-fiction texts when they become 'free readers'.

Spellingspellings will be given out on a fortnightly cycle. Children will have a WEEKLY spelling test. At the end of the fist week, they will have a spelling test on the individual words. At the end of the second week, words will be tested within dictated sentences. We are looking for progress from week one to week two. Children will also have 3 personal spellings each week to learn, these can be found in the back of their homework books. 

Maths - task to support work in class. This will be set weekly. Children are expected to learn their termly instant recall facts in addition to maths homework tasks. 

English - task set fortnightly to support or consolidate work in class. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

90 minutes per week

 

Reading - read 5x per week at home. An entry should be made in reading records by the children or an adult to record each read. At a minimum, reading records should be signed once a week by an adult at home to confirm home reading. Children will be awarded a stamp on the class reading chart if they complete 5 reads per week. Certificates will be given out when reading milestones (5 weeks, 10 weeks, 20 weeks and 40 weeks of complete reading) are reached. Children can of course read more than 5x per week however reading will not be carried over to the following week. 

Books can be changed daily if required however there is not an expectation to complete a book each night. The focus should be on ensuring and questioning a child's understanding of the chosen book. Please help us to monitor that pupils are reading a range of fiction and non-fiction texts when they become 'free readers'.

Spelling - spellings will be given out on a fortnightly cycle. Children will have a WEEKLY spelling test. At the end of the first week, they will have a spelling test on the individual words. At the end of the second week, words will be tested within dictated sentences. We are looking for progress from week one to week two. Children will also have 3 personal spellings each week to learn, these can be found in their reading records. 

Maths - task to support work in class. This will be set weekly. Children are expected to learn their termly instant recall facts in addition to maths homework tasks. They will have a quiz on these facts at the end of each term. 

English - task set fortnightly to support or consolidate work in class. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 minutes per day

 

Reading -  read 5x per week at home. An entry should be made in reading records by the children or an adult to record each read. At a minimum, reading records should be signed once a week by an adult at home to confirm home reading. Children will be awarded a stamp on the class reading chart if they complete 5 reads per week. Certificates will be given out when reading milestones (5 weeks, 10 weeks, 20 weeks and 40 weeks of complete reading) are reached. Children can of course read more than 5x per week however reading will not be carried over to the following week. 

Spelling - spellings will be given out on a fortnightly cycle. Children will have a WEEKLY spelling test. At the end of the first week, they will have a spelling test on the individual words. At the end of the second week, words will be tested within dictated sentences. We are looking for progress from week one to week two. Children will also have 3 personal spellings each week to learn, these can be found in their reading records. 

Maths - task to support work in class. This will be set weekly. Children are also expected to learn their termly instant recall facts in addition to maths homework tasks. 

English - task set fortnightly to support or consolidate work in class. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 minutes per day

 

Reading - read 5x per week at home. An entry should be made in reading records by the children or an adult to record each read. At a minimum, reading records should be signed once a week by an adult at home to confirm home reading. Children will be awarded a stamp on the class reading chart if they complete 5 reads per week. Certificates will be given out when reading milestones (5 weeks, 10 weeks, 20 weeks and 40 weeks of complete reading) are reached. Children can of course read more than 5x per week however reading will not be carried over to the following week. 

Spelling - spelling lists will be given out weekly. These words will either be taken from the class list which is linked to the spelling rule being taught that week or will be words chosen by the children which they need to practise. They will be tested weekly on these words. 

Maths -  task to support work in class. This will be set weekly. 

English - these will be set at the discretion of class teachers depending on the needs of the children. English homework tasks may be set more frequently in the weeks prior to end of KS2 tests to support the work covered in class.

Children who have not completed homework of an acceptable standard or within the given time frame will be expected to complete it in Homework Club/Calm room in KS2 or with the class teacher in KS1.

We believe that we are teaching our children to 'learn to read so that they can read to learn'. Our expectations for developing a consistent home reading habit contribute immensely to the high standard of reading in our school. Therefore we monitor home reading closely and follow the procedures set out below for children not meeting the expectations detailed above:

KS1 - Parents will be approached in the first instance if a child is persistently not reading 5x per at home. If no improvement is made, a letter will be sent home. Should a poor pattern of reading continue, the child will be asked to catch up on their reading during a playtime or lunchtime with an adult in school.

KS2 - Children will be given one chance per term if they forget to fill in/fail to hand in their reading record or they have not read 5x per week. After this chance, they will spend 5 minutes in Homework Club/Calm room for each missed read or if they fail to bring in their reading record to be checked, they will spend 15 minutes in Homework Club/Calm room.

Of course we are understanding of difficult or exceptional circumstances which occasionally arise and prevent homework or reading being completed. We ask that children bring in a note from home if this is the case to excuse them from needing to catch up on missed work.

Holiday Periods

No homework will be set during holiday periods except for maintaining the reading 5x per week habit. This is with the exception of Year 6 who will set additional homework tasks to support the needs of their children in the weeks prior to end of KS2 assessments. 

Reading Questions

The documents below have questions to use at home when listening to your child read.

Reading Question Prompts - Year 1

Reading Question Prompts - Year 2

Reading Question Prompts - Year 3

Reading Question Prompts - Year 4

Reading Question Prompts - Year 5

Reading Question Prompts - Year 6

Recommended Reading Lists

Y6 Recommended Reading List

Y5 Recommended Reading List

Y4 Recommended Reading List

Y3 Recommended Reading List

Y2 Recommended Reading List

Y1 Recommended Reading List

Recommended Websites

EYFS

BBC Bitesize - Living in an ecovillage

Phonics Play

Topmarks

ICT Games

J2e code

 

KS1

Phonics Play

English and Maths Games

BBC - Phonics

Topmarks 

ICT Games - Maths Games

Maths - Crickweb site

BBC Bitesize - Math

Maths Apps

Bond builder (by Number Gym) 

AB Maths  

Maths Skills Builder

 

LKS2

Story Videos

Grammar and Spelling

BBC Bitesize - English

Growth Mindset

BBC Bitesize - Maths

Fractions

Times Table Games

Mental Maths Games

Place Value

Magic Square Addition and Subtraction

 

UKS2

Daily Maths Starter

Useful reference

BBC Bitesize - Maths 

Fractions

Maths Skills

BBC Bitesize - English

Sentence Writing

SPAG

Wind in the Williows