We appreciate how important the links between home and school are, as well as the need for us to work together to ensure a good education for your children. It is for this reason we believe that it is important that children begin to complete homework from a young age. This enables you to help your child and for them to see parents and teachers working together.
Weekly homework is set each Friday and accessed using the Showbie app for children in Year 1 upwards. You can download Showbie for free from iTunes App Store for iPad or iPhone or use your web browser at my.showbie.com. Your child can log in using the QR code and log in details sent home. Children complete the work set at home and submit by due date given. Homework consists of weekly English and Maths tasks and a topic project will be set to be completed throughout the term.
Children from Reception to Year 6 have a Spelling Shed login, which will have appropriate spelling rules and games assigned. Year 2 to Year 6 have a Times Table Rock Stars login and should be accessing this both at home and school. Pupils are also expected to read daily and parents to log on ‘Go Read’ and upload which books have been read.
Overview of Homework
|Class||Reading expectations (minimum)||Showbie English and Maths||Spelling Shed||Times Tables Rock Stars||Topic Project||Phonics/Tricky Words/Year Group Words|
|Share a story/nursery rhymes/non-fiction book with an adult|
At times, additional key
words and phonics
related flashcards will
be sent home.
|Year 1||15 minutes||X||X||X||
Set on Showbie but completed throughout the half term.
|Year 2||20 minutes||X||X||X|
|Year 3||20 minutes||X||X||X|
|Year 4||20 minutes||X||X||X|
|Year 5||30 minutes||X||X||X|
|Year 6||30 minutes||X||X||X|
Tips for good homework habits
- Do find a quiet place at home to use as a homework area. It needs a flat surface, appropriate lighting and equipment e.g., pens, pencils, ruler, scissors, glue.
- Do be aware of modern teaching methods, e.g., in long division.
- Do plan a homework timetable and agree on when your child will do their homework.
- Do allow your child to have something nutritional to eat before starting on homework.
- Do discuss any homework tasks with your child and how it connects with what they are studying at school.
- Do turn off the TV - but you could have music on if they find it helpful.
- Encourage your child to independently research or look up any unknown topic or word.
- Keep homework fun and make it a special time that you both look forward to.