Homework

homework

Nursery
In nursery we learn a new letter sound each, which we call ‘Letter of the Week.’ We use the jolly phonics songs to support this learning along with a range of other activities including collecting objects which start with the letter sound and writing the letter.

We also have a ‘Number of the week,’ however, we often have the same number for 2 or 3 weeks as we not only teach the children to recognise that number but also learn all about the number including the names of shapes with that number sides and counting objects and actions.

Alongside our letter and number of the week we also have a ‘Story of the week,’ which is often the start for many of our activities.

Information about what we are doing in nursery is displayed in the nursery cloakroom, which will help you to support your child with their learning at home.

Nursery children are set homework using the seesaw app. This is generally every other week, however, sometimes the children make suggestions in nursery which we feel would be good things for you to support them with at home.

 

Homework for Reception
Reception classes will be set homework on a Friday. Homework activities will be set either in the child’s homework book or via the Seesaw App – If you are unable to access Seesaw, please let your child’s class teacher know so they can provide a paper copy of the activity or an alternative activity (if the activity is something which requires internet access). Homework activities will be linked to the learning which is taking place in school and the subject focus will vary from week to week.

Homework is to be completed and returned to school/ uploaded onto Seesaw by no later than the following Wednesday. Please work with your child to complete their activities and encourage them to treat their homework book with respect.

Once your child is ready, they will be sent home with a reading book (linked to their phonic knowledge) and a reading record. After your child has read their book, please record the date, book and a comment, in their reading record and then return this, along with the reading book, back to school in their bag. Your child’s class teacher will endeavour to change school reading books at least once a week and review their reading record.

Children will also be sent ‘Action words’ to learn. These consist of sets of 5 words (linked to the phonic phase they are working on) which are accompanied by an action. Many of the words are decodable but some are not – we call these ‘tricky words’. The children are expected to be able to read the words by sight, without seeing the action picture clue. Once your child is able to read all 5 words, they will be sent home with the next set of words.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

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, to be returned on a Wednesday and Friday, to be returned on a Monday. 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. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Homework for Year 2
Each child will be given homework tasks on a Friday to be returned the following Wednesday. It is important that all homework including Reading homework is returned by the Wednesday to allow time for marking as well as setting the following week’s homework. Homework should be completed using a pencil.

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.

Please complete one of the activities on the Homework grid per week. Please complete this activity in your homework book. You can take photos of any models, art work, or practical work, or you can bring the models, or art work, or practical work into school.   

All children will have 10 spelling words to learn weekly, and also a spelling task to complete. Please practise the spellings little and often from the Friday until the Wednesday. Spelling tests will take place each Wednesday.

Your child will also have a Reading Record. On the first page of the Reading Record, you will find a Reading Bingo table of questions. Please use the Reading Bingo sheet to complete two comments weekly, and record in your reading record. Please encourage your child to record their own comments if they are able to.

All children will take home levelled reading books on a Monday and Friday. Books should be returned on the following Wednesday and Monday. Please note that all additional reading completed 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.
If you have any questions, or queries, please contact us at gbyear2@sbcschools.org.uk.

 

Homework for Year 3
Homework will be given out on a Friday and is to be returned on a Wednesday morning. If your homework task for that week has been uploaded to Seesaw, you do not need to return your homework book as work will be marked online.

The children have been given a ‘chilli challenge’ table of activities for the term. Each week, the children should choose a task of their choice from the grid. These tasks are based on our current topic. Children who complete an activity from the grid will receive team points.

An overview of each terms spellings will be given out at the start of each term and stuck into their book. Spellings are to be completed on a fortnightly basis.
Week 1: Children practise their spellings regularly, in their homework books.
Week 2: Children write their given spellings into a sentence or to copy the meaning from a dictionary.
Spelling tests will take place every Friday morning.

Children are expected to read regularly (school home-loan or own books). A table of reading activities (Reading Bingo) will be given to help focus the children’s comments. This will be stuck in the front of their reading record. Please date an activity once it has been completed. Each week your child should record
3 comments in their reading record. One of their comments should be linked to an activity from the reading bingo board. General comments should be a sentence about what they have read or could be a prediction about what they think will happen next. Reading records will be collected in each Wednesday.

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

We ask homework to be completed using pencil and would appreciate if you could check your child’s homework before it is returned to school.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email: gbyear3@sbcschools.org.uk

 

Homework for Year 4
Homework books will be given out on Friday and are to be returned on Wednesday morning ready for marking. If the task that week has been uploaded to, or completed on, Seesaw, there is no need for the children to return their homework book as work will be marked on line.

The children have been given a table of activities based on our topic. Children who complete the grid, will receive team points/class prize.

A spelling list is given out each half term. Spellings are to be completed on a two week basis. Children are expected to practise their spellings daily and will be tested each week. Where possible, the spelling test will take place every Friday morning.

A Reading Table of activities (Reading Bingo) will be given to the children to help focus their reading comments. This will be stuck in their reading records. One reading bingo task should be completed per week. Please date the activity once it is completed and complete the reading task in the reading record. Please record here how many times your child reads and how many pages of their book they read if it is a longer text. We will mark this record once a week, however the reading records need to be returned to school each day as reading takes place in school regularly.

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 Seesaw. Times tables 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 all of their times table facts in any order and will sit the National Times table assessment.

We would appreciate it if you could check your child’s homework before it is returned to school or uploaded.If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Homework for Year 5
In your homework book, you will stick in your spelling lists and your weekly overview sheet. Spellings will be set for 2 weeks, with the intention of improving your score and fully understanding the spelling rules by the second week. You will also complete a Maths or English activity related to what we have been learning in class.

Homework books are due in on a Wednesday. It is very important that your homework is returned by the Wednesday to allow time for marking and setting the following week’s homework. We recommend that you attempt your homework over the weekend, if you are struggling with it then please bring it on a Monday and we will help you with it.

You are expected to carry on learning your time tables, some weeks you may have specific times tables to learn. Don’t forget, the most fun way to learn your times tables is through TT Rockstars!

You can find all of your online learning log-ins in the back of your orange homework book and on your log-in bookmark. Your log-in bookmark should be kept at home so that when your orange homework book is at school, you can still log-in at home.

You are also expected to read at home three times a week. This year you will not have a reading record. Your adult must sign and date the weekly overview sheet (which you will stick in your orange homework book every Friday).

If you have any queries about homework, please email them to gbyear5@sbcschools.org.uk

 

Homework for Year 6
Homework in Year 6 is a little different: you have a Maths question book and an English question book. Each week you will be asked to do some pages from each book. You will be told on a Friday which pages you need to complete. These books are yours to write in, you must take care of them because they are to be used throughout your time in Year 6.

You will also have a normal homework book. In this book, you will stick in your spelling lists and your weekly overview sheet. Spellings will be set for 2 weeks, with the intention of improving your score and fully understanding the spelling rules by the second week. You will receive two copies of your spelling lists on a half termly basis. One copy is to be kept at home (stick it on your bedroom wall!) and the second copy will be stuck into your orange homework book.

All 3 homework books are due in on a Wednesday. It is very important that your homework is returned by the Wednesday to allow time for marking and setting the following week’s homework. If you do not return your homework then you will complete it on a Wednesday lunchtime. We recommend that you attempt your homework over the weekend, if you are struggling with it then please bring it on a Monday and we will help you with it.

You are expected to carry on learning your time tables, some weeks you may have specific times tables to learn. Don’t forget, the most fun way to learn your times tables is through TT Rockstars!
You can find all of your online learning log-ins in the back of your orange homework book, reading record and on your log-in bookmark. Your log-in bookmark should be kept at home so that when your orange homework book is at school, you can still log-in at home.
You are also expected to read at home three times a week and record this in your reading record. Reading records must be handed in on a Friday.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us using the year group email.

 

 

 

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