Homework

Guidance for supporting your children’s learning at home:

Homework at Lawford Mead

Early Years

We encourage home/school partnership through our on-line Learning Journals. We ask parents to talk to their child about special places which they may have visited, and to take and upload photos so that the child can tell their class mates about it. We encourage parents to take their child to the local library to begin to develop a love of reading. In Reception, pupils take home a school library book and a reading scheme book to share with their family.

Year 1

Children are expected to read for the minimum of 10 minutes every night and a reading record is provided for parent/carers to record when they read and provide feedback.

Children are expected to practise their times tables until their recall is rapid and their knowledge embedded. These are also practised in school every week.

Weekly differentiated spellings are given in a home spelling book. These are tested in simple dictated sentences.

Year 2

Children are expected to read for the minimum of 10 minutes every night and a reading record book is provided for parent/carers to record when they read and provide feedback.

Children are expected to practise their times tables until their recall is rapid and their knowledge embedded. These are also practised in school every week.

Children are given a short phonics activity to practise which supports the phonic teaching for the week.

Children are given some weekly spellings to learn. These are often related to the spelling patterns being taught during the week and they are tested weekly in a short dictation.

Year 3

Children are expected to read daily and record in their reading record book. This is to be completed by the parent/carer while the book is being read and when it is finished. The reading record should be brought to school each day.

A set of weekly spellings to learn using Look, Cover, Write, Check. The children will be required to write a sentence for three of their spelling words.

One piece of maths homework linked to learning from the previous week or a reinforcement activity as well as practising times tables, which are tested in school each week.

Occasionally, other topic related homework may be set, most often during school holidays in preparation for a new topic.

Year 4

Children are expected to read daily and record in their reading record book. This is to be completed by the parent/carer while the book is being read and when it is finished. The reading record should be brought to school each day.

A set of weekly spellings to learn using Look, Cover, Write, Check. The children will be required to write a sentence for five of their spelling words.

One piece of maths homework linked to learning from the previous week or a reinforcement activity as well as practising times tables, which are tested in school each week.

Occasionally, other topic related homework may be set, most often during school holidays in preparation for a new topic.

Year 5

Children are expected to read daily and record in their reading record book. This is to be completed by the pupil and/or parent/carer while the book is being read and when it is finished. The reading record should be brought to school each day.

A set of weekly spellings to learn using Look, Cover, Write, Check. The children will be required to either write sentences or a short passage based on the spellings of the week, and use a dictionary to investigate words related to their spelling pattern. Occasionally grammar practice may be sent home alongside spellings.

One piece of maths homework linked to learning from the previous week, as well as practising times tables, which are tested in school each week.

Occasionally, other topic related homework as part of an investigation or project. 

Year 6

Children are expected to read daily and record in their reading record book. This is to be completed by the pupil and/or parent/carer while the book is being read and when it is finished. The reading record should be brought to school each day.

A set of relevant weekly spellings to learn using Look, Cover, Write, Check. The children will be required to either write sentences or a short passage based on the spellings of the week and a piece of Literacy homework either grammar or reading focused.

One piece of maths homework linked to learning from the previous week, as well as practising times tables, which are tested in school each week.

Occasionally, other topic related homework as part of an investigation or project and/or revision for the SATS tests.

If you have any questions about Lawford Mead’s homework policy, please contact the school to make an appointment with a member of the Leadership team or your child’s teacher.

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