Reception Homework

Reading
In Reception class we ask that parents support children in developing a love of books and in becoming an emergent reader themselves.
Each week the children will bring home different books. Some from our book corner, are to be enjoyed as stories with children being read to, perhaps as a bedtime story.

Other books are for the children to begin to decode themselves. Support your child in reading these regularly. Use the guidance provided in your child’s reading record book, and please comment/sign to let us know your child has read with you. Children need to read the same book more than once to support them in developing decoding skills, fluency and expression as well as understanding.

  • We will also send home
    Phonics handouts – These will provide information about the letters/sounds we are learning about in class. Please look at these regularly with your child to ensure they are confident.
  • Key words handouts – These are high frequency words that children need to learn to recognise. Many of them aren’t phonetically plausible, such as ‘the’, ‘said’, ‘you’. Again please look at these regularly with your child.

Show and Share
We will sometimes ask children to bring in objects from home to support our learning. These are often themed.

Summer Term
The children will bring home a set of 5 key word spelling to learn each week. Please support your child in learning how to spell and write cursively.

Year 1 Homework

Day of the weekSubjectAllocated TimeDue back in School
MONDAY
TUESDAYSpellings10 mins dailyNext Tuesday
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAYEnglish or Topic (one sheet)
Maths (one sheet)
15 mins
15 mins
Next Wednesday
Next Wednesday
Every NightReading
Times Tables
(x2, x5, x10)
10 mins daily
10 mins daily

Approximately 1 ½ hours should be spent on homework during each week (excluding reading and times tables).

Year 2 Homework

Day of the weekSubjectAllocated TimeDue back in School
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAYSpellings

Maths )
English )
Thinking Skills )
10 mins daily


1.5 hours in total
Next Friday for test

Next Wednesday
Every NightReading to adult
Times Tables
(x2, x3, x4, x5, x6, x10)
10 mins daily
10 mins daily

Approximately 2 ½ hours should be spent on homework during each week (excluding reading and times tables).

Year 3 Homework

Day of the weekSubjectAllocated TimeDue back in School
MONDAYReading Journal
(alternate Mondays)
30 minsNext Monday
TUESDAYFrench20 minsThursday
WEDNESDAYMaths
Comprehension
40 mins
30 mins
Next Monday
Next Monday
THURSDAY
FRIDAYSpellings (16 words to learn)
Spelling Sheet
10 mins daily
20 mins
Next Friday
Next Friday
Every NightReading to adult
Times Tables
(x2, x3, x4, x5, x6, x7, x8, x9)
15 mins daily
10 mins daily

Approximately 3 ½ hours should be spent on homework during each week (excluding reading and times tables).

Year 4 Homework

Day of the weekSubjectAllocated TimeDue back in School
MONDAYGrammar Activity
French
20 mins
20 mins
Next day (Tuesday)
Wednesday
TUESDAYMaths40 minsThursday
WEDNESDAYReading Journal
History (occasional)
40 mins
30 mins
Tuesday
As advised
THURSDAYGerman20 minsNext day (Friday)
FRIDAYSpelling - learn words
Spelling - write sentences
Geography (occasional)
10 mins daily (40 mins)
30 mins
30 mins
Test following Friday
Monday
As advised
Every NightReading to adult
Times Tables for Tuesday test
(All tables to 12 x 12)
15 mins daily
10 mins daily

Approximately 4 hours should be spent on homework during each week (excluding reading and times tables).

Year 5 Homework

Day of the weekSubjectAllocated TimeDue back in School
MONDAY
TUESDAYMaths
German
40 mins
30 mins
Next day (Wednesday)
Thursday
WEDNESDAYReading Journal OR
Comprehension
French
Spelling activity
Spellings/handwriting
1 hour
1 hour
30 mins
1 hour
20 mins
Following Wednesday OR
Following Monday
Friday
Friday
Following Tuesday
THURSDAY
FRIDAYMaths40 minsNext Monday
Every NightReading
Times Tables
(All tables to 12x12)
15 mins daily
10 mins daily

Approximately 4½ – 5 hours should be spent on homework during each week (excluding reading and times tables).

Year 6 Homework

Day of the weekSubjectAllocated TimeDue back in School
MONDAYReading Journal OR
Comprehension (alternate weeks)
1 1/2 hoursReading Journal - Friday
Comprehension - Wednesday
TUESDAYMaths1 hourNext day (Wednesday)
WEDNESDAYFrench
German
30 mins
30 mins
Next day (Thursday)
THURSDAYSpellings
Spelling/Grammar Activity
Handwriting
1 hourSpellings - Next Thursday (for test)
H/writing & Activities - Next day (Friday)
FRIDAYMaths1 hourNext Monday
Every Night
Reading
Times Tables
(All tables to 12x12)
15 mins daily
10 mins daily

Approximately 5 ½ hours should be spent on homework during each week (excluding reading and times tables).