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At Fleetdown, we set homework for pupils in Years 1 to 6 on a weekly basis.


Key Stage 1:

In Years 1 and 2, we encourage the children to read for 15 minutes each day. Depending on their ability, the children may choose to read to you or you may wish to read to them. 


Pupils will also have weekly mathematics activities to complete on School Jam and we encourage the children to learn their number bonds up to 20. In Year 2, there is more emphasis placed on times tables and pupils should aim to know their 2, 5 and 10 x tables by the end of the year.


Year 1 and 2 children also have weekly spelling tests. Year 1 pupils will be set a range of high frequency words to learn and Year 2 pupils will be set words from the National Curriculum spelling lists.


Key Stage 2:

As the children get older, we place more emphasis on homework to prepare the children for secondary school. Pupils should be reading independently (particularly in Years 5 and 6) for at least 20 minutes each day and these sessions should be recorded in their Reading Record books.


In KS2 children receive CGP books as homework:

  • Years 3 and 4 - Maths only
  • Year 5 - Maths and Reading Comprehension
  • Year 6 - Maths, Reading comprehension and Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

They should also continue to learn their times tables so that by the end of Year 4, pupils know all of their times tables up to 12 x 12 with perfect, instant recall.


Pupils will also continue to receive weekly spellings to learn and these will be taken from the National Curriculum spellings lists.



For children in EYFS, parents are encouraged to read a bedtime story each night for about 10 minutes. Children will also be given sounds to learn to help them with their own reading.


If you have any questions or concerns about homework, please feel free to see your child’s class teacher.


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