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Home Learning

Why give homework?

· It can inform parents about work going on in class;

· It can further stimulate enthusiasm for learning;

· It takes advantage of the home environment and resources and the chance for some one-to-one adult time;

· It can be a great source for gathering topic information to share with all the children;

· It is a great opportunity to rehearse key skills such as times tables, doubling facts, addition sums, spellings, handwriting and other key facts;

· It helps to foster good habits of organization and self-discipline in preparation for the demands of Secondary School (year 5&6)



Reading: Children are asked to read to an adult at least 3 times per week and recording this in their reading record book (these must then be handed in on Monday morning for checking) Please note, that unless the book is signed by an adult, it will be assumed that your child has not completed this homework. All children who have read 3 times to an adult, by each Monday, will be rewarded 3 house points.

Spelling: In KS1 each child will bring home a phonics activities sheet which includes the list of spelling words to learn. This directly links to their phonics work in class. Spellings will be tested the following week.

In KS2 every week, each child will bring home a list of weekly age appropraite spellings to learn. A list of different strategies to use to support your child with spelling will soon be available on our school website. 

Times Tables: Times tables and number facts are extremely important for success in maths. Every week in year 2 to 6,  teachers will test the children  on their times table facts. Children in year 1 will be tested on their number bonds. To prepare for these weekly tests, children should be using Times Table Rock Stars and year 1 should be using Hit the Button.

Termly Topic Homework

Each term, your child will be given a choice of three project-based tasks, linked to their current topic. These three options will allow your child to explore areas of interest to them, be it through a creative and artistic project, a written document or a scientific experiment. These projects are designed to enable pupils to deepen their understanding of a topic and to explore and enjoy learning in a variety of ways.