At Laycock Primary, we believe homework encourages regular practice and revision of basic skills and understanding in Maths, English and other curriculum areas. Ultimately, it helps raise achievement and provides opportunities for parents and children to work together.  Children all have logins and access to the following:

Home Learning

Home learning is about making learning part of your home life. We will use homework opportunities to find out what the children know before and after a teaching sequence in a variety of subjects. This will help us gather information of previous understanding in order to tailor our teaching and lesson planning accordingly.

Giving children the opportunity to talk about their learning is so important. Here are some ways in which you can help them through just a discussion!

  1. Ask them questions. (What, Why, When, Which and How) and challenge them to explain
  2. Pretend you do not understand/ know about something to encourage them to explain it in detail
  3. Ask them to present something interesting to you
  4. Get them to make a quiz for you and your family to answer on the unit they are studying at the moment
  5. Encourage them to learn online as well as on paper
  6. Show them that you talk to the teachers and other members of our school team


Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception classes)

Talk to your child about books. Picture books allow for some wonderful talk.
Count with your child at every opportunity.
Help children to recognise numbers, letters and words in the world.
Complete the Phonics Sheets this is an important part of our Phonics Scheme.
Throughout the year there are mini-projects taking place in class.
Complete Home Learning Journey and look out for the newsletters informing parents about their child’s learning weekly.

Year 1 – 6

Practising times tables (speed test)
Daily reading (independently or to another person)
Learn weekly spellings
Reading-Oxford Reading Buddy/ Reading Comprehension

 Year 1 and 2 Spelling Checklist

 Year 3 and 4 Spelling Checklist

 Year 5 and 6 Spelling Checklist