Together Everyone Achieves More
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. If pupils manage to record 100 reading sessions in their Reading Record books, they will be able to choose a free book to keep!
Pupils will also have weekly mathematics activities to complete 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.
At the start of each year, pupils are provided with a mental arithmetic maths book, differentiated according to their ability. Each week, pupils will be expected to complete one page of this book. 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.
Each class from Reception to Year 6 will be following Cornerstones topics for their foundation subjects. Each term, pupils will receive a range of extra tasks that can be completed at home to support their learning in these subjects. Teachers will ensure that there are a range of activities to choose from, such as writing or art activities. Children in EYFS will have more practical based tasks to complete with their parents.
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. Our homework policy can be downloaded below.