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Below are a few details about Year 6 Home Learning.  If you need any further help with what your child should be doing at home or how you can help, then please feel free to pop in and see us.


Spellings are handed out on a Monday and the children should be rewriting the lists (using Look, Cover, Spell, Check) on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. There will also be a weekly spelling task which is designed to reinforce the spelling rule that the children are learning.  This task should take about 15 – 20 minutes to complete.  On Friday, spellbinders are due in for marking and we test the children on the spellings that they have learnt.



The children have a group reading book set by the class teacher and a library book that they choose independently.  We encourage the children to read as often as possible (for 10-15 minutes) to any willing listener!  We expect them to read at least four times each week. Please record when your child reads in their Home School Reading Record. We also set a home reading task each week which should take about 15 – 20 minutes to complete. This is linked to the Group reading discussion that the children will have had during class. The journals are due in on Thursdays so that the task can be discussed and marked.



We set the same home learning across the year group.

Home Learning will always be set on a Thursday evening and be due in on the following Tuesday.  If for any reason your child is unable to complete their Home Learning then please let your class teacher know. 

We would like to make Home Learning an ‘enjoyable’ experience for all, so please spend no longer than 30 minutes on any task (even if this means it isn’t finished.) If your child wishes to work for a longer time then great!

Could all Home Learning please be completed using a HB pencil (not pen or biro.) Whenever possible, we would like an adult to sign the Homework Diary and we would welcome any comments regarding how your child found the task.



Some weeks your child may bring home other pieces of homework. Extension Maths, Booster classes and SpaGshop may set pieces of work linked to class work. These will have specific due dates and children should spend about 20 – 30 minutes on the task.



Thank you for your support.