Homework

From Reception onwards your child will receive homework, as a key way of raising their achievement as well as allowing you to get actively involved in what they are learning at school. 

We allocate homework based on children's age and ability so that it is challenging, but not too onerous. We use text and email to let parents and carers know about homework, so please make sure the school office has your up to date contact details so that your child does not miss out on important learning.

Reception and Year 1

Homework per school night – 30 minutes (15 minutes reading, 10 minutes spelling, five minutes mental maths). 

Homework per weekend – 20 minutes (one piece of topic, English or maths work).  
Reading - please listen to your child read for at least 15 minutes every day to improve their reading skills and widen their vocabulary.
Mental maths – you will be texted a mental maths challenge for your child each Monday which they should practise at home, and we will also be practising in class. Please spend five minutes a day on this. 
Spelling (letters and sounds, words) for weekly test - your child will be given a set of words every Monday to practise for a spelling test on the Friday. Please spend 10 minutes a day practising spellings with your child. 
English/maths for hand-in on Monday morning - every Friday we send home a small task for your child to complete over the weekend. This will alternate between English and maths. Your child should spend 20 minutes on this and bring their completed work in on Monday mornings.   

Year 2

Homework per school night – 35 minutes (15 minutes reading, 10 minutes spelling and 10 minutes mental maths).  
Homework per weekend – 30 minutes (one piece of topic, English or maths work).   
Reading - please listen to your child read for at least 15 minutes every day to improve their reading skills and widen their vocabulary. 
Mental maths – you will be texted a mental maths challenge for your child each Monday which they should practise at home, and we will also be practising in class. Please spend 10 minutes a day on this.  
Spelling (sentences and handwriting) for weekly test - your child will be given a set of words and sentences every Monday to practise for a test on the Friday. Please spend 10 minutes a day practising sentences and handwriting with your child. 
English/maths for hand-in on Monday morning - every Friday we send home a small task for your child to complete over the weekend. This will alternate between English and maths. Your child should spend 30 minutes on this and bring their completed work in on Monday mornings.   

Years 3 and 4 

Homework per school night – 40 minutes (20 minutes reading, 10 minutes practising sentences and handwriting and 10 minutes mental maths)  
Homework per weekend – 40 minutes (20 minutes maths and 20 minutes English).  
Reading - please listen to your child read for at least 20 minutes every day to improve their reading skills and widen their vocabulary. 
Mental maths – you will be texted a mental maths challenge for your child each Monday which they should practise at home, and we will also be practising in class. Please spend 10 minutes a day on this. 
Spelling (sentences and handwriting) for weekly test - your child will be given a set of words and sentences every Monday to practise for a test on the Friday. Please spend 10 minutes a day practising sentences and handwriting with your child. 
English and maths for hand-in on Monday morning - every Friday we send home short tasks in English and maths for your child to complete over the weekend. Your child should spend 20 minutes on each subject. They will need to bring their completed work in on Monday mornings.   

Years 5 and 6 

Homework per school night – 40 minutes (20 minutes reading, 10 minutes practising sentences and handwriting and 10 minutes mental maths).  
Homework per weekend – 1 hour (30 minutes maths and 30 minutes English).  
Reading - please listen to your child read for at least 20 minutes every day to improve their reading skills and widen their vocabulary.   
Mental maths – you will be texted a mental maths challenge for your child each Monday which they should practise at home, and we will also be practising in class. Please spend 10 minutes a day on this. 
Spelling (sentences and handwriting) for weekly test - your child will be given a set of words and sentences every Monday to practise for a test on the Friday. Please spend 10 minutes a day practising sentences and handwriting with your child. 
English and maths for hand-in on Monday morning - every Friday we send home short tasks in English and maths for your child to complete over the weekend. Your child should spend 30 minutes on each subject and bring their completed work in on Monday mornings. 
Reading Comprehension for hand in on Monday morning -  every Friday we send home short tasks for your child to complete over the weekend.

If you would like to see the school's Home Learning Policy in full please visit the policies section of our website.