Homework

Research on homework for primary school-aged children suggests that short, focused tasks that link to what is being learnt are the most effective. Wider research on learning has overwhelming evidence that retrieval practice is an extremely effective method of remembering. Our homework is based on these principles as if we are asking you and your child to give up valuable time, we want it to make the greatest possible difference to your child’s learning and future.

Retrieval practice = Trying to remember something that might otherwise be forgotten. This also includes retrieving the information quicker and quicker until it becomes an instantly recallable fact.

Each child has a customised set of homework activities, based on their individual needs. The first 3 are compulsory and in priority order. If wished, the children can engage in the further 3 to continue to help their development.

Children in Year 1, 2 & 3 should have their reading record signed by an adult each day they read their colour coded book at home.

Children in Year 4, 5 & 6 should have their homework diary signed once a week to communicate they have engaged with at least the first 3 homework activities during the week.

Digital homework is regularly monitored in school. Paper homework is given out each Friday and should be handed in by the following Thursday.

Homework Options

ReadingFrequencyPurposeWhere to find it
Reading to an adult
Independent reading
Read Theory
Daily
Daily
Daily
Fluency & decoding
Fluency
Fluency & comprehension
Independent reading book
Independent reading book
Digital Wings
Writing
Handwriting sheet
Sumdog (Spelling)
Storybird
2 or 3 times a week
Near-daily
2 or 3 times a week
Retrieval practice
Retrieval practice
Structures & Devices retrieval practice
A sheet from the Cambridge Hitachi Handwriting Scheme
Digital Wings & app
Digital Wings
Mathematics
Maths sheet
Doodle Maths
Numbots
Bond Bonanza
TT Rockstars
Doodle Tables
Eedi
Weekly
Near-daily
Near-daily
Near-daily
Near-daily
Near-daily
Weekly
Retrieval practice
Retrieval practice
Mental arithmetic & number bonds fluency
Number bonds fluency
Times tables fluency
Times tables fluency
Retrieval practice
A sheet from the Rising Stars Mathematics Scheme
Digital Wings & app
Digital Wings (app in production)
Digital Wings & Apple app
Digital Wings & app
Digital Wings & app
Digital Wings