Homework supports and extends the learning that children have started in the classroom, in a relevant and engaging way.

In Phase 1 homework can be supported by parents, and as children get older we expect them to become more and more independent when completing homework tasks. Learning to work independently is an important skill that we want our children to learn in readiness for secondary school and beyond.

Older children will benefit from having a regular homework routine that includes having a quiet area to work. We expect all children to make an effort to complete their homework, so if there are any problems with this please speak with your child's class teacher.

As well as homework, all children are expected to read at home AT LEAST three times a week for 15-30 minutes depending on their age. Please add a comment to your child's Reading Record book so teachers can see that your child has read at home.

Reception homework activities

Homework is not compulsory at this stage, however if you want to support their child's learning at home you could:
● Read books
● Look at word walls
● Learn sounds (phonics)
● Count up and down stairs
● Recite nursery and counting rhymes
● Identify shapes in your environment
● Work with letter and rhyme of the week
● Encourage fastening and unfastening of buttons and zips and tying shoelaces

Years 1 and 2

Homework remains informal and should only take about 20 minutes. Activities include:

● Reading - 3 x 15 minutes per week with an adult
● Tables and Number Bonds practice
● Spellings - given out each week (see class pages for spelling lists)

Years 3 and  4

Homework should take no more than 30 minutes to complete. Activities include:

• Reading 3 x 15 minutes per week with an adult
● Spellings - given out each week (see class pages for spelling lists)
● 15 minutes of activities from the list below
   - Learning sounds (phonics)
   - Multiplication tables
   - Literacy activities
   - Topic research
   - Home learning project

Years 5 and 6

Homework would normally take no longer than an hour. Activities would include:-

● 3 x 30 minute independent reading
● Learning spellings which will be sent home weekly
● 30 minutes of activities from the list below:
   - Handwriting practice
   - Reading comprehension activities
   - Researching topics
   - Number Bonds and Tables
   - Practising calculation strategies learned in class
   - Grammar activities
   - Revision tasks

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