Glenda Repton - Headteacher
Pulford Road
Norton
TS20 1QY

theglebe@sbcschools.org.uk

01642 360876

Homework

homework

Homework for Reception

Homework in Reception consists mainly of learning to read and spell sets of action words (key words). Five words are sent home each week with supplementary activities to consolidate children’s learning. In addition to this, books to read together will be sent home each week.

As we progress further through the year, other activities such as handwriting, number or a task linked to topic work may be sent home.
Homework is sent out on a Tuesday and is usually returned by the following Monday.

 

 

Homework for Year 1

Each child will be given homework tasks on a Friday to be returned the following Wednesday. The homework tasks will usually be a phonics/spelling activity and either an English or Maths task. It is important that all homework is returned by the Wednesday to allow time for marking and setting the following week’s homework. Homework should be completed using a pencil.

Please work with your child and encourage them to treat their homebook with respect. Homework reinforces the teaching being carried out in school, but please do not expect your child to work independently at this young age.

Each child will also have a reading record. In this book, you can record and date when you have heard them read, add any comments about their reading or reading level and each week the child can record or draw something about one of the books they have read.

All children will take home level reading books on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please note that any other reading done by you with your child over and above the school books can only be beneficial to them and will help them to develop a love of reading.

 

 

Homework for Year 2

Homework will be sent home on a Friday and is to be returned to school the following Wednesday. This allows time for marking and setting the next lot of homework. Homework should be completed using pencil.

Please work with your child, on their homework, and ensure they understand the importance of completing their tasks, treating their book with respect and ensuring that it is handed in on time. Please do not expect your child to be able to work independently on all tasks. If they need a little help and guidance then give it to them – homework is not a test, it is an extension and reinforcement of their learning in school.

Every time children bring in a completed piece of homework they will receive a star on a chart. Children who regularly complete their homework will receive a reward/ treat at the end of each term.

Spellings

As well as their homework task (usually an English or Maths activity), in their homework book, children will also have a page to complete in their ‘Schofield & Sims Spelling workbook’. You will be made aware of the page they need to complete on the homework task sheet, stuck into this book, each week. The children will be tested on the spelling pattern from this homework – this will be done through a spelling test and a dictated sentence. Not all words will be from those practised in the book, but they will all be related to the spelling pattern they have been working on.

Please make sure their spelling workbooks are returned to school, alongside their homework on a Wednesday, so they too can be marked.

Reading Records

Each child has a reading record book. Each time you or another adult/ older sibling hears your child read please record it in this book. You need to record the date and title of the book and then please sign and make any comments related to your child’s reading. We ask that you hear your child read AT LEAST three times a week.

All children will take home a school levelled reading book on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please note that you do not have to limit your child’s reading to these books. Any other reading done over and above the school books can only be of benefit to them and will develop their love of reading.

So please record any reading your child does, in their reading record, whether it be a school book, a library book, a comic/ magazine or a book from home.

In school we keep a record of how often children are reading at home. Any child who reads three or more times in a week, recorded in their reading record, will receive 10 team points.

 

 

Homework for Year 3

Most homework will be given out on a Friday to be returned by the following Wednesday for marking. This can include work from English or Maths (covered in the previous week), Science, RE and Topic.

Children are expected to read, hopefully to an adult, at least four times a week (school home-loan or own books) and this should be recorded in their Reading Record book and signed by an adult.

We are continuing with our spelling scheme throughout school this year. Your child will be bringing home their spelling workbook on a regular basis and there will also be times when they will have some extra spellings on a worksheet. We would appreciate it if you could support your child with all homework.

As usual all children are expected to read to a grown up every night and to practise their times tables.

If you have any questions or if you would like to support us in school, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

Homework for Year 4

Homework will be given out on Friday to be returned by Wednesday morning ready for marking. This may include work from English or Maths covered in the previous week or Science, Computing, RE, History, Geography topics.

In addition to this, a list of spellings, based on a spelling rule, will be given out every 3 weeks. Every week, there will be up to 15 spellings to learn and these spellings will stay the same for 3 weeks. The aim for the children is to complete the set tasks. Week 1 and week 2 the children will be working on activities linked to the spelling rule in their spelling books. In week 3, the children will choose 10 words to write in 10 sentences to show they understand the meaning of each word in the correct context. A spelling test will take place every week (Wednesday afternoon) therefore we should see week by week improvements. It is really important that spellings are practiced daily.

Children are also expected to read four times a week (school home-loan or own books) and this should be recorded in their reading record. A minimum of two comments per week from the children are expected as entries in their reading record. A comment or signature from a parent or guardian would also encourage the children to read. Reading records will be checked every Wednesday along with homework books, children who have four comments or signatures will receive a star which can then be exchanged for something of their choice. Children are also expected to learn their 3, 4, 8 and 9 timetables.

We would appreciate it if you could check your child’s homework before it is returned to school.

If you have any questions or if you would like to support us in school, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

 

Homework for Year 5

Homework will be given out on Friday to be returned by Wednesday morning ready for marking. This will include a spelling activity, an English or Maths task or an occasional topic or other curriculum area task.

In addition to this, a list of spellings, based on a spelling rule, will be given out every 2 weeks. There will be up to 12 spellings to learn and these spellings will stay the same for 2 weeks. Alongside this, there will be spelling tasks to complete. Week 1 the children will be working on spelling activities linked to the spelling rule in their spelling books. In week 2, the children will write the words in sentences to show they understand the meaning of each word in the correct context. A spelling test will take place every week (Friday morning) therefore we should see week by week improvements. It is really important that spellings are practiced daily.

Children are also expected to read four times a week (school home-loan or own books) and this should be recorded, along with a comment, in their reading record. A comment or signature would also encourage the children to read. I will be checking reading records every week along with homework books, children who have four comments will receive a star which can then be exchanged for something of their choice.

Knowing our multiplication tables are really important. In Year 5, children should be able to recall their multiplication tables quickly therefore there will be a big focus this year on times tables. Can you encourage your child to practise their times tables forward, backwards and randomly. Thank you.  

We would appreciate it if you could check your child’s homework before it is returned to school. If children find it difficult to complete homework at home, there is a homework club that they can attend or we may ask children to attend if their homework isn’t completed regularly. Each week there will be a comment sheet to record a comment about how your child found their homework.

If you have any questions or if you would like to support us in school, please do not hesitate to contact school.

 

 

Homework for Year 6

Homework will be given out on Friday to be returned by Wednesday morning ready for marking. This will include a spelling activity, an English task, a Maths task, and sometimes an occasional topic or other curriculum area task.

In addition to this, a list of spellings, based on a spelling rule, will be given out every 2 weeks. There will be up to 15 spellings to learn and these spellings will stay the same for 2 weeks. The children will write the words in sentences to show they understand the meaning of each word in the correct context. A spelling test will take place every week (Thursday morning) therefore we should see week by week improvements. It is really important that spellings are practiced daily.

Children are also expected to read three times a week (school home-loan or own books) and this should be recorded, along with a comment and a signature, in their reading record. I will be checking reading records every week along with homework books, children who have three comments will receive a point according to the class reward system which can then be exchanged for something of their choice.

Knowing our multiplication tables are really important. In Year 6, children should be able to recall their multiplication tables quickly therefore there will be a big focus this year on times tables. Can you encourage your child to practise their times tables forward, backwards and randomly. Thank you.  

We would appreciate it if you could check your child’s homework before it is returned to school. If children find it difficult to complete homework at home, there is a homework club that they can attend or we may ask children to attend if their homework isn’t completed regularly. Each week there will be a comment sheet to record a comment about how your child found their homework.

If you have any questions or if you would like to support us in school, please do not hesitate to contact school.