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Homework

At Epping Primary we believe that homework is an essential part of your child's learning. Sharing their learning at home with you supports and encourages them to achieve more.

Home Learning at Epping Primary

Post Covid Lockdown Homework at Epping Primary

Due to the extended period that our pupils had off school during the lockdown period, we have reviewed the Homework that we have been giving weekly. Here is the guidance on what homework will be set this year.

Class Teachers will be setting weekly Homework tasks on Class Dojo. These will be set on a Thursday and will need to be completed over the weekend or within the following week. Please encourage your child to post their efforts on Class Dojo. The Teachers will respond with a smiley face or a thumbs up if the homework is posted by the Tuesday.

Homework is not compulsory at primary school but, in order to support your child with their learning, parents/carers are requested to purchase the homework books for children in years 4, 5 and 6.

Homework is as follows:

EYFS

Phonics - A weekly activity which will be posted on Class Dojo.
Reading - Please read with your child daily (this could be to a parent/carer or the parent/carer could read to them).
Maths - A weekly number activity which will be posted on Class Dojo.

Years 1, 2 and 3

Reading - Our pupils should be reading daily at home (this could be to a parent/carer or the parent/carer could read to them). Please question them about what they have been reading. Guidance on questions can be found in their purple Reading Journals. Please encourage your child to post the books they are reading on Class Dojo.

Comprehension - A weekly comprehension will be posted on Class Dojo.

Phonics/Spelling - A weekly phonic/spelling activity will be posted on Class Dojo.

Maths - Pupils will be expected to complete a weekly maths activity posted on Dojo. This will be based around the learning in class undertaken that week. Please continue to use Maths and Spelling Shed to practice your child’s times tables and year group key spellings.

Years 4, 5 and 6

Reading - Our pupils should be reading daily at home (this could be to a parent/carer or the parent/carer could read to them). Please question them about what they have been reading. Guidance on questions can be found in their purple Reading Journals. Please encourage your child to post the books they are reading on Class Dojo.

Comprehension - Pupils will be expected to complete a page from their relevant CGP book which will be posted on Class Dojo.

Spelling - A weekly spelling activity will be set on Class Dojo. SPAG- Pupils will be expected to complete a page from their relevant CGP book which will be posted on class Dojo.

Maths - Pupils will be expected to complete a page from their relevant CGP book which will be posted on Class Dojo. 

Please continue to use Maths and Spelling Shed to practice your child’s times tables and year group key spellings.

For Years 4, 5 and 6, you will need to be purchase the following books or online versions.

How homework is set:

All homework is posted regularly on Class Dojo. So, if you are not yet signed up to Class
Dojo please do so as soon as possible. See your child’s teacher for your activation code.

Teachers post on Class Dojo which pages to complete each week. This homework should not be returned to school to be marked or looked at, although your child's teacher will be available to discuss if your child has issues with the homework.

For Maths, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling the answers are at the back of the book. For Reading Comprehension, the answers are posted on Class Dojo.

Please inform your child’s teacher if your child encounters any problems with their homework.

CGP Books

Below are links to the books you will need in Years 4, 5 and 6.

The books are available online from most booksellers. They are also available as online versions with Amazon Kindle.

Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
SPAG SPAG SPAG
Reading Reading Reading
Maths Maths Maths

 

 

Helping the Homework Habit

Thoughts and tips from pupils, parents/carers and teachers to help you help your child work well at home. Leaflet: Helping the Homework Habit.

Supporting Learning at Home

The information below is for parents/carers to support their children and to give parents/carers an idea of what their child can do and how to help them.  

Literacy:

Reading with your child is very important, and asking questions about what they are reading is a great way to aid their understanding and learning.  We have produced some helpful questions to use when reading with your child. We hope you find it interesting and useful.

Parent/Carer Guide to Comprehension Questions

Below is a selection of books that teachers from each year group have chosen as recommended reads. Some are books used in class, some are good quality texts and some are non-fiction.

It is not an expectation that children read of all them but suggestions should they be stuck for a good book to buy or borrow from the library.

Recommended Reading List

Maths:

Key Facts

This document has key number facts in maths that children need to know.

PDF iconKey Instant Recall Facts - for Years 1-6, one for each half term.

Times Tables

To improve and develop times tables proficiency we follow an awards scheme for the pupils to aim towards.

In order to achieve an award, they will have to complete a timed test showing their knowledge of certain times tables with a high degree of accuracy.

As they progress through each award they will receive a certificate.

When pupils achieve the gold award they will receive a badge they can wear on their uniform. Pupils will be given an opportunity to take the test every 2 weeks and will be able to see their scores progress if they do not move up to the next level.

In order to help your child learn their times tables there are lots of ways we would suggest. Firstly, there are lots of different websites and apps such as multiplication.com which will help. You Tube also has lots of catchy multiplication songs. Games such as matching pairs, using playing cards, rolling dice and quizzes all help pupils learn these key facts. Pupils should know the multiplication and division facts i.e. 4x5=20, 20÷5=4.

Test Examples

PDF iconGreen level - 2 5 10

PDF iconBlue level - 2 3 4 5 10

PDF iconRed level - 3 4 6 11

PDF iconBronze medal - 7 8 9 12

PDF iconSilver medal - all

PDF iconGold medal -100 mixed questions

Parent/Carer Curriculum Workshop 2017

Previously we held a workshop about the maths and English curriculum here at Epping Primary. The slides from the presentation can be found here:

Maths Workshop 2017 - Slides

English Workshop 2017 - Slides

Reading Progression