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Homework in each year group



Year 1

Year 2

Below you will find examples of the formats of homework and tasks given to children to complete.

Homework Cards

Year 1 Autumn term 2020 Homework Card

The troll is missing from under his bridge! We are worried about the trouble he may cause! Create a WANTED poster to find him. Don’t forget your capital letters and full stops!Read the story of The Gingerbread Man and create your own story map. Tell the story using the actions you know.Imagine that the giant from ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ visits your home. Write a list of questions you would like to ask him. Don’t forget your punctuation!
Identify odd and even numbers to 10 by lerning the ‘Odd Tod and Even Steven’ song on Youtube. Ask a grown up to test your knowledge.Have a hunt around your house and look at the board games you have. Find a game with a die and play with family or friends.Shapes are all around us! How many different squares, triangles, rectangles and circles can you see in your house, garden or on a walk? Create a tally chart.
Plant a sseed, bulb, or bean and observe it over time. Create a diary to show your recordings weekly or take photographs.Follow a recipe (from a book or the internet) to bake gingerbread men for the old lady.Create your own water lilly piece of artwork using Monet’s famous painting for inspiration. You could paint, collage, print or draw.

Homework cards will be sent home in every year group at the beginning of a term. Children are asked to complete at least four tasks throughout the term: one from the blue row (Literacy/English), one from the red row (Maths), one from the yellow row (other curriculum areas) and then one other from any of the rows. Children may choose to complete all the learning activities over a term. Once a child has completed a task, you are encouraged to upload their learning onto Class Dojo so their class teacher can provide some feedback. This may be in the form of a message, a photograph or an up load of their work.

Doodle English and Doodle Maths

Children in Reception will receive a log on for Doodle Maths. Class teachers will set an appropriate task weekly which will match to children’s ability and current learning being taught in class. Parents are encouraged to communicate with teachers via Class Dojo regarding how children are finding and tackling the tasks. Class teachers will then be able to access Doodle to see how children are doing.

In addition to Doodle Maths, Children in Year 1 and Year 2 will also be able to access Doodle English using their log in details, where they will find another task set weekly.

To access Doodle English and Doodle Maths in a browser please use the link

It can also be downloaded as an app to use on smart phones and tablets.

Click on ‘I am a student’

Click either ‘DoodleMaths’ or ‘DoodleEnglish’

Click ‘extras’ to find tasks set by the teacher

Click ‘let’s go!’ to complete the tasks

Tasks set by the class teacher can be found under the ‘extras’ tab. When these have been completed children are able to access the ‘5 a day’ tab where they will be given further tasks to complete if they wish.


Children in KS1 complete a weekly spelling test in school. This helps children to remember how to spell tricky words, high frequency words and words containing phonemes they have been taught in their Learning to Read lessons in school.

Spellings are uploaded electronically to Class Dojo. Children will be given a week to learn and practice their spellings before the test.

Children will be given a ‘pirate spelling book’ to take home which will have their name on the front and the phonics phase that they are currently working in. There is space in the book for children to write their weekly spellings in and practice them three times each week. Parents and carers may wish to write the words in their child’s book clearly to ensure they are learning the correctly spelt word. Children can then carefully copy the word in the columns titled ‘attempt 1, 2 and 3’ to practice and learn the spelling.

Pirate spelling books do not need to be returned to school

The document which will be uploaded to Class Dojo each Thursday showing children’s weekly spellings will look like this:

Year 1 Spellings

Autumn 1 week 3

Phase 2Phase 3Phase 4Phase 5Phase 6

As mentioned above, you will be able to find the phonics phase that your child is working on on a sticker on the front of their pirate spelling book. The ten spellings for each phonics phase can be found underneath the headings.

If you child’s phonic phase changes then the class teacher will message you directly on Class Dojo to let you know.

Reading Books

Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be given a reading book or a pack of reading books to take home each week, matching to their phonic ability.

Reception and Year 2

Children in Reception and Year 2 will return their reading book to school every Monday. They will then bring a new book home the same day.

Year 1

Children in Year 1 will return their reading book to school every Thursday. They will then bring a new book home the same day.

Children will return their reading book or pack of reading books in the box provided in each class on the morning of their designated day.

Reading books MUST be returned to school on the day stated above. Books returned after the allocated day will not be changed as it will not leave adequate time for them to be quarantined for 72 hours.