John Bunyan Primary School and Nursery Homework
Reading Whole School
We strongly encourage pupils to read five times a week to an adult as part of their homework. There are ‘Top tips for reading helpers’ in the middle of your child’s reading record to support you. The importance of reading with an adult at home cannot be over-emphasised even in the upper school. Please record each session completed in your child’s reading record.
Key Stage 1 Learning Cards
When it is appropriate to your child, pupils will be set key skills to practise at home. This will help develop your child’s English and maths skills. These may include key words, sounds, numbers or number facts to learn off by heart. Please practise these daily.
Mathletics Year 2-6
The National expectation is that children should be able to recall their times tables up to 12x12 quickly by the end of year 4. This will be set on a two week cycle. Each child has an individual username and password which is attached to their reading record book. The homework can be accessed through: www.mathletics.co.uk on a PC, Mac or tablets. Teachers will monitor children’s progress through the tasks. The national expectation is that children should be able to recall their times table facts up to 12x12 quickly by the end of year 4. Mathletics has a section called times table toons with songs to aid recall of the times tables.
Middle and upper school children will receive a topic themed homework grid for each term. This will contain a variety of activities which pupils can choose from to complete. The minimum expectation is to complete two tasks over the term. Children are welcome to complete more if they wish. Tasks completed are shared, displayed and celebrated in school.