Homework

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Homework for Reception
Reception homework will be set each Friday via the Seesaw app. Please let your child’s class teacher know if you require a paper copy.
Your child’s class teacher endeavours to change your child’s school reading book once a week and review their reading record.
School reading books, along with your child’s reading record, will be sent home in your child’s red book bag; please also return them in this way.
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, 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 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Homework for Year 2
Homework will be given out on Friday, to be returned on Wednesday morning ready for marking.

The children are 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\MHWB task from the table. 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.

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

Each child will also have a reading record table which can be found in the back of their homework book. Each term the children will receive a reading bingo table. The children’s own comments in their reading record should correspond with the questions from the reading bingo table. To encourage the children to read, please record a comment, and a date. Your child’s reading record will be marked on a Wednesday along with their homework, so please ensure it is in school on this day.

All children will take home a level reading book on a Monday, and a Friday. Please note that any other 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.

Please work with your child, and encourage them to treat their homework, and 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.
If you have any questions, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact school.

 

Homework for Year 3
Homework will be given out on Friday and is to be returned on Tuesday 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, at least 3 times a week (school home-loan or own books).  An adult must sign and date this weekly on the sheet at the back of their homework book. This year, the reading record is only to record the Reading Bingo activities. This can be returned at the end of each half term to be marked. Reading Bingo activities can be found in the front of reading records, these activities are designed to help the children focus their reading comments.  Please date the activity once it is complete. The children have also been given access to Bug Club, an online platform where a range of reading books have been allocated to each childs individual reading level. 

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

 

Homework for Year 4
Homework will be given out on Friday and is to be returned on Tuesday morning ready for marking.

 The children have been given a table of activities based on our topic. They can complete these on Seesaw or in their homework books. Please continue to date the activity once it is completed.

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

The children are expected to read at home at least 3 times a week. An adult must sign and date this weekly on the sheet at the back of the homework book. This year, the reading record is only to record the Reading Bingo activities. This can be returned at the end of each half term to be marked. The Reading Bingo activities are designed to help the children focus their reading comments. This can be found in their reading records. Please date the activity once it is complete.

 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 in the homework book. These can also be practised using Times Tables Rockstars. These activities are used to help children with rapid recall of times table and division facts. By the end of year 4, children are expected to be able to quickly recall all their times table facts in any order.

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

 

Homework for Year 5
Homework will be given out on Seesaw on Friday and is to be returned on Tuesday morning ready for marking. If you require a paper copy of homework, please let us know via the year group email.

Each week, the children will be asked to complete either a Maths or English activity related to the learning that they have been completing in school. On occasions, activities set may be based on the current topic or themed weeks that we have had in school.

Children will also receive particular tables to learn for the week. These are practised several times through the week and tested on a Friday. There are several websites and apps that your child can use to practise tables.

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 practise their spellings daily. All spellings given are taken directly from the Year 5/6 curriculum. 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 will be uploaded to seesaw and an additional paper copy is given to keep at home. Each week, the children will be tested on 12 spellings.

Each child will also have a reading record sheet uploaded to seesaw 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 as part of their homework that week. 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 class teachers.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us using the year group email or via seesaw.

 

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 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 questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

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