In order to support your child’s learning, homework focuses on developing key skills including:
- Reading fluency and comprehension
- Phonics sounds and spelling patterns
- Recall of number and times table facts
The weekly year group homework expectations are outlined below:
Children in the Early Years (Nursery and Reception) are also expected to share nursery rhymes and stories at home as well as practice key phonics sounds and maths facts to support their development.
In Y1 –Y6, all children are expected to read 5 times each week. These reads should be recorded in their reading diary accompanied by an adult signature.
Short maths and phonics/spelling activities are set in line with the learning happening in the classroom and focuses on the key maths facts or the phonics/spelling patterns children need to learn. The majority of activities will be set via Seesaw to include TTRS, MyMaths and Spelling Shed. These programmes can be accessed via a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. If your child does not have access to any of these devices, please tell your child’s class teacher and we will try to help.
Grammar books are introduced in upper key stage 2. Each child has a workbook that should be completed and returned to school every fortnight (Y5) or every week (Y6).
Learning mats will be sent home via Seesaw when your child starts a new history, geography or maths topic. Please talk about the information on the learning mats with your child as they will also be using the learning mats in school, too. They will be set homework challenges alongside the mats, for example to learn the key vocabulary. This will support their learning in the classroom.