All children throughout the school are expected to read at home for at least 3 times per week for 15-20 minutes – recorded in home-school books. For children in Reception to year 4, a family member comment is expected. E.g. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory p.71-78. Good understanding of chapter and read fluently.
For children in years 5 and 6, children are expected to still be reading at least 3 times per week for 15-20 minutes. However, they are required to record their reading themselves in their home-school book.
Phonics and Spelling
From year 1 to year 6, children have a weekly spelling test. Spellings set on a Friday to be tested on the following Friday. Spellings will be in the home-school book. In KS2, children are expected to show evidence that they have practiced their spellings in their home-school book e.g. in a sentence, pyramid words.
In Reception and Key Stage 1, children are expected to know their number facts e.g. Rec- facts to 5. In Key Stage 2, children use times table rock stars to ensure they have a rapid recall of all multiplication and division facts up to 12x12. Teachers to send home expectations for this.
My maths is sent home each week which children can use to affirm the learning from the week.
For some children that find some concepts of learning difficult, teachers will work with parents and children to give them boosts. This could well be in the form of homework.
For children, who want to do extra work to consolidate learning or practice what they have learnt, they are able to access online resources on the school website.
To prepare children for secondary school, year 6 will receive maths and SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) homework in order to consolidate end of year expectations.