Homework is an important part of school life, helping children to achieve their potential and develop positive learning habits. Please support your children to complete their homework every week. If you have any questions please contact your child’s class teacher.

 

Reading 

We aim to inspire our children to read every day because of the phenomenal impact it will have on their lives and the wonderful things it will help them achieve.

EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

  • Encourage your child to read regularly at least 10 minutes every day
  • Read with your child and share some quality time together talking about books
  • Sign their reading diary every time they read and value their reading experience
  • Ensure your child brings their book bag, book and reading diary to school every day
  • Support your child to access Bug Club to read, earn points and play games in a safe and secure online environment 

Spelling and Handwriting

Our aim is that all our children take immense pride in the presentation and quality of their written work; that through our combined, high expectations, they are inspired to create masterpieces and achieve their highest potentials.

EYFS 

  • Support your child each week to learn their half termly high-frequency words
  • Encourage your child to write their high-frequency words in beautiful cursive script
  • Learn their weekly phoneme

Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2

  • Support your child each week to learn their spellings using their homework sheet and Spelling Shed
  • Spelling tests are on Fridays, with the exception of Year 2 which is on a Thursday.
  • Encourage your child to logon to Letter Join to practice their cursive script handwriting. All children from Year 3 onwards should be writing in cursive script

Maths 

We aim to inspire children to foster a passion for Maths in a way that is both challenging and supportive. 

EYFS 

  • Encourage your child to count everyday objects
  • Help your child to recognise numbers in their environment for eg, house numbers, road signs, buses etc
  • Talk about different shapes in the environment 

Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2

  • Support and encourage your child to complete their homework on Mymaths and any activities they bring home.
  • Involve Maths in their everyday life by asking questions for eg, ‘Who has got the most? ‘What if I take 2 of them?’ 
  • Help your child to quickly recall all of  the addition and subtraction facts for all numbers up to 20
  • Support your child to access TTRockstars to practise their timetables on a daily basis 

Contact Us

Billesley Primary School
Trittiford Road
Billesley
Birmingham
B13 0ES
0121 675 2800