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Home Learning

Enjoy sharing your children’s learning with them - every little helps.

In Owls, homework is given out at the start of each term: Autumn, Spring and Summer.  It takes the form of a 'passport' with 8 tasks that needs to be completed by the end of a term.

Homework through the School

  • In Reception, children read and practise sounds and words for homework.
  • For children in Years 1 and 2, the main purpose of homework is to develop a partnership with parents, actively involving you in your child’s learning.

Parents are encouraged to:

  • Provide a peaceful place for doing homework
  • Make it clear that homework helps children to make progress
  • Expect deadlines to be met
  • Give praise for completion of homework

Maths

Children in Year 1  are given two maths activities as part of their homework passport.  ClassDojo is updated weekly to inform parents of the coming week's maths activities should parents want to do extra maths work with their child.

Tables

All children from Year 1 upwards should practise tables for 5 minutes every day please. Aim to know all tables up to 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4.

English

As with maths, children in Year 1  are given two literacy activities as part of their homework passport.  ClassDojo is updated weekly to inform parents of the coming week's literacy activities should parents want to do extra literacy work with their child.

Reading

Throughout the day children will read for a variety of purposes. They will be taught specific reading skills with the teacher and the teacher will also read a variety of quality stories to the children. To support this, we recommend that all children read for at least 15 minutes a day before or after school. School or home books are suitable. Please sign your child’s Reading Record book each time they read.

Spelling

In Year 1 a list of frequently misspelled words will be compiled and then shared on ClassDojo with the expectation that children will be given the opportunity to practise these words at home.  Children will also practise spelling these words in class using a variety of strategies.  Year 1 Common Exception Words may also be included in this list.

Science/History/Geography

Some homework might be set in other subjects from time to time.

Teachers will check homework, although it may appear not to be marked. Some marking will take place in class, so please help us to encourage children to complete set tasks.