Homework

Homework is a very important part of  a child’s overall educational experience and at Stafford Leys Primary School we are careful to ensure the homework we set children is appropriate and useful. Our homework helps the children to make progress and helps parents to keep up to date with what their child is learning. We believe that parents have a vital role in supporting their children by regularly doing the homework we set. Just as important for developing language, number and thinking skills is the time children spend with parents at home practising their reading and sharing activities such as cooking, gardening and making things.
This page outlines in general terms what homework parents can expect us to set their children in each year group. The actual detail of the homework set week-to-week can be found on your child’s Year Group page on this website. This information will be up to date and clear. We will also regularly send English and Maths targets home. You may enjoy practising these with your child at home.

EYFS
We send phonics sheets home 4 times a week focusing on a phoneme a day. Every Friday we send home two or three challenges, this will focus on either on English or Maths. We would also like the children to read for 10 minutes at least three times a week. Wow moments from home can also be sent in via the website or blue forms available from your class teacher.

Year 1
We ask that the children read three times a week. We send home maths and/or English homework every week with six spellings.

Year 2
We ask that the children read three times a week. We send home maths and/or English homework every week with six spellings.

Year 3
We ask that the children reading for fifteen minutes,  three times a week. The children have a homework grid each half term and can choose a task or project to complete each week. We send home 10 spellings and information about maths targets.

Year 4 
We ask that the children reading for fifteen minutes,  three times a week. The children have a homework grid each half term and can choose a task or project to complete each week. We send home 10 spellings and information about maths targets.

Year 5
We would like the children to read for fifteen minutes, three times a week. We send home 15 spellings and maths or English target practise. The children can also choose an activity to complete from a termly homework grid.

Year 6
We would like the children to read for fifteen minutes, three times a week. We send home 15 spellings, maths target practise and English or Maths homework.