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Homework expectations at Willowbank

Year group

Homework tasks

Frequency

EYFS

A small task relating to the learning they are currently doing in school e.g. read a story, find an object, compare items etc. These tasks will be posted on the class webpage.

 

Children will take home a ‘book of choice’ which is shared with an adult. This will be to develop communication, language, understanding, listening skills and pleasure for books.

 

When children have demonstrated the initial skills of segmenting, blending and other phonological skills, they will be allocated a Bug Club book online. Comments to be recorded in your child’s Reading Log.

Once a week

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once a week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once a week

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 1 and 2

A Bug Club eBook allocated based on the sounds the children are learning in phonics that week

 

Daily reading – book of choice and Bug Club book. Comments to be recorded in your child’s Reading Log.

 

Selection of spelling practice activities – linked to the sounds being taught in phonics/spelling rule focus (rainbow writing, spelling ‘building’, messy spellings)

 

Curriculum – grid menu of activities – choice of how many to complete. Shared in school at the end of a half term

Weekly

 

 

 

 

3-5 times a week (checked weekly)

 

 

 

Weekly

 

 

 

 

 

 

Half termly

Year 3 and 4

Spelling practise of the spelling rule taught each week.

 

TT rock stars

 

Daily reading at home – comment in learning diary

 

Curriculum – Grid ‘menu’ of activities to complete minimum of 3.

Weekly

 

 

Ongoing

 

3-5 times a week (Checked weekly)

 

Half Termly

Year 5 and 6

Spelling practise (Using the spelling rule taught that week)

 

TT Rockstars

 

Reading daily with a comment written by the child in their reading record book.

 

Curriculum – an appropriate task will be shared linked with our Curriculum learning.

This may be research, family visit or photographing something made.

Weekly

 

 

 

Ongoing

 

3 comments a week

 

 

 

Half termly

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