Once you child is in full time, they will begin phonics teaching and they will be bringing home their ‘sound of the day’ to practise at home. Dependent on their developmental stage and individual need, the children will also receive a levelled reading book to share with an adult each night and a weekly word list to practise reading and writing. There is also a half-termly creative homework that is then celebrated in class.
Years 1 & 2
Children in Years 1 and 2 are expected to share their levelled reading book with an adult each night. This may be your child reading a few pages of their book to you or sharing a book together. Each Week your child will be sent home spellings to learn. These are the focus words that your child is also working on in school. These are given out on a Friday and assessed in school the following Friday. Each half term your child will be sent home with a selection of English and Maths tasks to complete each week. One week they will pick from the English activities and the other week from the Maths. They are expected to hand in their homework books each Thursday so that their work can be celebrated in class.
Years 3 & 4
Each half term your child will be sent home with a selection of topic linked tasks to complete. Homework will be set each Friday and should be returned to the class teacher by the following Thursday. Spellings are given out each Friday (year 4) / Tuesday (year 3), to be learnt by the following Monday/Tuesday. Your child should also read regularly at home, ideally with an adult.
Years 5 & 6
Children are expected to read for 15 minutes each day. Topic linked homework will be set half-termly and the children can select and activity to do from the list every Friday to be returned by the following Thursday. Over the half-term, they are expected to choose from a range of difficulty levels. Differentiated spellings are sent out every Friday to be learnt by the following Friday, both to learn as an individual word and in context of its meaning.