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Lyndhurst Infant School

Lyndhurst Infant School

Homework Expectations

Learning at home at Lyndhurst Infant School

These are the expectations/guidance for each year group, however this may vary depending on individual needs of specific children.

Year R – approximately 10 minutes each day

  • Reading: We encourage children to read daily however please aim for AT LEAST 4 times per week. If your child is feeling tired, then reading a book to them will also develop their Literacy skills.
  • Phonics: Every week your child will bring home a phonic game. This comes home for them to learn and they will be moved on when they are ready for the next set.
  • Activity packs: Your child will be given one of the following activity packs: A Maths Pack, a Chatter Pack or an Experience Pack. These are full of activities and ideas that we would like you to do at home with your child. They will be changed regularly in school to ensure a range of activities are being covered by all children.

Key Stage 1 – approximately 20 minutes each day

  • Reading: We encourage children to read daily however please aim for AT LEAST 4 times per week. Record the date and title of the book read in the home-school contact book and any comment you wish to make about your child's reading. Staff in school will also write in this book when they read with your child.
  • Spellings and Phonics: Every week on a Friday your child will have spellings or phonics homework that is set on Google Classroom. Please help them to practise these words and phonic skills at home as they will be assessed on their application of them the following week in school.
  • Maths: Each week on a Friday your child will have maths homework tasks set on Google Classroom. Please see inside the cover of their home-school contact book so that you know which tasks to do. Follow the instructions on Google Classroom to support your child to complete the relevant tasks and 'Hand In' their work. 
  • Topic: Occasionally we will send home a topic related challenge or research to support what we are learning in class. Please make sure that you return these on the date set as the children will need them for their lessons.

If you have any questions about Homework Expectations or need some support/ideas then please see the class teacher or Year Group Leader.