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Elaine Primary School


At Elaine Primary, we believe homework is an important part of the learning process for our children and it is valued as an opportunity for children, parents and teachers to build a shared responsibility for learning.

For this academic year, compulsory homework will be set weekly with optional termly tasks.

Every week, each child will receive weekly homework. This will be set on a Friday and should be returned the following Wednesday. This homework is expected to be completed by all pupils. Upon submitting their homework on Wednesdays, this will be acknowledged by the class teacher.

Weekly homework will consist of phonics/spellings, where there will be weekly spelling tests from Year 3 upwards. There will also be a short maths task to complete. Pupils should still read daily and keep a record of this in their reading records. Below is what weekly homework will look like across the different year groups.




Reading (minimum)

Nursery & Reception


Number & Shape

10 minutes a day

Year 1


Number bonds and arithmetic

10 minutes a day

Year 2

Phonics / spellings

Times table and arithmetic

15 minutes a day

Years 3 & 4

Spellings / phonics

Times table and arithmetic

20 minutes a day

Year 5


Times table and arithmetic

30 minutes a day

Year 6


Times table and arithmetic & CGP Maths Book

30 minutes a day & CGP Reading Book

Every term, children will receive a list of suggested activities they can complete, linking into that term’s learning, across all subjects. These activities are not compulsory to complete, but if your child does complete them, your child can hand in their work at any time. This will be acknowledged by the class teacher and will be celebrated to show their dedication towards their learning.