Homework

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Homework for Reception

The grid below shows the days when your child will be given homework and on which day this needs to be returned.

Please note: not every child will be ready straight away for a reading book and/or spellings, your child will receive these as soon as they are ready.

All homework e.g. school library books, will be placed in your child’s red book bag; they also need to be returned in these.

 

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 an activity of your choice from the termly bingo grid. It is important that all homework is returned on a 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 homework book 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, adding comments about their reading or reading level. Each week your child can record or draw something about one of the books they have read.

All children will take home levelled 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 given out on Friday and is to be returned on Wednesday morning ready for marking.

The children have been given a table of activities for the term. Each week, the children will be asked to complete either an English, Maths, Topic, Science or PSHE task. These tasks are based on the current topic. The children will be encouraged to only complete a task when they have learnt about the subject in their lessons. Doing their homework this way, will allow the children to choose tasks that interest them and a task that suits their learning style.

Please work with your child and encourage them to treat their book 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.

Children will receive spellings as part of their homework. Your child will be tested on these spellings every Wednesday. For maximum impact, children should practice their spellings daily. Their spelling score will be recorded in their homework book each week.

Each child will also have a reading record book. In this book you can record and date when you have heard them read, add any comments about their reading or reading level. The children’s comments in their reading record should correspond with the reading bingo sheet that they will receive each term. Your child’s reading record will be marked on a Wednesday, so please ensure it is in school on this day.

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 3

Homework will be given out on Friday and is to be returned on Wednesday morning ready for marking.

The children have been given a ‘chilli challenge’ table of activities for the term. Each week, the children choose a task of their choice from the grid. These tasks are based on the current topic. Doing their homework this way, will allow the children to choose tasks that interest them and a task that suits their learning style. Children are encouraged to challenge themselves by choosing some hotter challenges throughout the term.

An overview of each terms spellings will be given out at the start of each term and stuck into their book. Children will be given spellings, from this overview, every two weeks to learn.

Week 1, children practise their spellings on daily basis, in their homework books.

Week 2, children write their given spellings into a sentence or to copy the meaning from a dictionary.

Spellings should also be practised daily as spelling tests will take place every Wednesday.

Children are also expected to read regularly (school home-loan or own books). Each week your child should complete one activity, from the reading bingo board (see reading record), and also write two comments in their reading record. The comment should be a sentence about what they have read or could be a prediction about what they think will happen next. A comment or signature from a parent/carer would also encourage the children to read. We will be checking reading records every Wednesday along with homework books.

Children are also expected to learn their times tables. Your child has been given a ‘Times Table Rockstars’ login. This is stuck in the back of their reading record. Times Table Rockstars can be accessed via a web browser or via the app.

We would appreciate it if you could check your child’s homework before it is handed in please.

 

Homework for Year 4

Homework will continue to be given out on Friday and is to be returned on Wednesday morning ready for marking.

The children have been given a table of activities based on our topic. The children are now expected to complete 4 activities per term. Please continue to date the activity once it is complete. You can complete more than 4 activities if you would like to. Children who have completed their homework will receive ‘Callaghan Coins/Davis Dollars’ which can be exchanged for a prize of their choice.

A spelling list has been given which covers the spellings for the term. Spellings to continue to be completed on a two week basis. This means that the spelling list will be for two weeks before they change. Children are expected to practise the spellings daily. Weekly spelling activities will be given on the homework header. Where possible, the spelling test will take place every Wednesday morning.

A Reading Table of activities (Reading Bingo) has been given to the children to help focus their reading comments. This can be found in their reading records. One reading bingo task should be completed per week as well as two reading comments recorded in their reading record. Please date the activity once it is completed and complete the reading task in the reading record. We will be checking reading records every Wednesday along with homework books, children who have completed a reading activity as well as the reading comments will receive ‘Callaghan Coins/Davis Dollars’ which can be exchanged for a prize of their choice.

Children are also expected to learn their times tables. Times table practise sheets or times table activities will be given weekly. Information about these activities will be on the weekly homework header. These can also be practised using Times tables Rockstars. Times tables challenges will be used in school to help children with rapid recall of these facts. By the end of year 4, children are expected to be able to quickly recall their all their times table facts in any order and will sit the National Times table assessment.

 

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 and is to be returned on Wednesday morning ready for marking.

The children have been given a table of activities for the term. Each week, the children will be asked to complete either an English, Maths, Topic or Science task. These tasks are based on the current topic. The children will be encouraged to only complete a task when they have learnt about the subject in their lessons. Please date the activity once it is complete. The children have also been encouraged to challenge themselves! Doing their homework this way, will allow the children to choose tasks that interest them and a task that suits their learning style.

We find that children respond well to online homework and may at times set additional homework that children can complete digitally. All children have been given log in details to several websites and we recommend children to use these alongside their weekly homework.

Children will receive spellings as part of their weekly homework. Your child will be tested on these spellings every Friday. For maximum impact, children should practice their spellings daily. All spellings given are taken directly from the Year 6 curriculum and spellings following these rules will appear in the KS2 SAT test. Spellings will change every two weeks and lists will be given out on a half-termly basis. Children will receive two copies of their spelling lists. One is for their homework book and an additional copy is given to keep at home. Each week, the children will be tested on 15 spellings. They will be given a list of 12 spellings and will have 3 unseen spellings that follow the same rule. Their spelling score will be recorded in their homework book each week, along with spellings which were incorrect and need to be practised for the following week.

Each child will also have a reading record book where they must record comments about their reading. The children’s comments in their reading record should correspond with the reading bingo sheet that they will receive each term (please write the number of the bingo challenge alongside the comment). This is designed to help the children reinforce the reading skills we are teaching in class and help them reflect upon what they have read. Your child’s reading record will be marked on a Friday. We expect four comments per week in reading records and if this is not the case, children will be required to complete extra reading in school.

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

 

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact school.