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How many times a week can you read ?

Can you read at least five times a week ?


Years 1 & 2


Homework guidelines

Reading: We ask that your child reads to you at least 5 times a week, please sign your child's reading record when you have read with them. Please see recommended reading lists for children aged 6 to 7, as suggested by the Book Trust, plus the website, where you can visit for further information about appropriate books for your child.


Spellings: Children will be tested on their spellings every Thursday. A new set of spellings will then be given out on Friday. The spellings your child will be given will be based on the sounds that they have been practising in their Phonics groups.  This way, your child will receive spellings that are more closely matched to their abilities. Please see the spelling list below for guidance on the spelling patterns that children  in year 1 and year 2 are expected to know.


Maths: It is important for your child to know their number facts within 10 and 20 e.g. 5 + 4 = 9 so 15 + 4 = 19.  They will also begin to learn their multiplication and division facts for 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables.  This can be practised using the homework scheme below or through simple games and rhymes.  Your child will also be assigned regular homework tasks to support their Maths work using the scheme below.  We will send you a message to let you know when a new task has been allocated.



We now have a fantastic new homework scheme for maths.

You need to have a Username and password from your teacher.

Log onto 

National Curriculum Spelling expectations for Year 1 and Year 2

Years 3 & 4



Year 3/4 are expected to complete reading, literacy, spelling and maths homework every week. Children who do not complete their weekly homework will catch up during a lunchtime detention.


Reading: 5 reads every week.

Children are expected to record five reads into their reading record with an adult signature next to every read. An example can be found below of the expectations for reading diaries.



Maths: Times-Tables and an ActiveLearn activity.

At the end of Year 4, children are expected to know all their multiplication facts, up to 12 x 12. Your child will be told which times table they are focusing on by their Maths teacher and which day they will be tested.


Every Wednesday, your child will be set an ActiveLearn activity to complete on the ActiveLearn website. Your child has been given their username, password and the school code on a bookmark to keep at home.

Log onto to view your weekly activity!

Active Learn  homework is set on Wednesdays.



Spellings: Learn your list of spellings every week.

Your child will be given a booklet listing all the spellings they will be tested on throughout the year. Each week, they will be focusing and tested on a certain page in their spelling booklet. 


The National Curriculum spellings expected of Year 3/4 can be found in the document below.



Literacy: Task to complete in their homework book.

Every week, in your child's homework book there will be a Literacy based activity to complete.


An example of a reading diary:

An example of a reading diary: 1

National Curriculum Spellings


Years 5 & 6


Set: Wednesday or Thursday

Due: Wednesday (detention on Thursday lunchtimes for any children who don't hand in their homework on time)


At least 5 reads, signed by an adult and recorded in your reading record.




We now have a fantastic new homework scheme for maths.

Username and password are identical for what you use for MyMaths.

Log onto to view your weekly activity!

Active Learn and MyMaths homework is set on Wednesdays.

MyMaths is still available for children who wish to consolidate their learning further.


Remember to go to Maths Club on Tuesday lunchtimes if you do not have a computer at home.


One piece of literacy homework each week. This is usually a reading comprehension task.