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Dunchurch Infant School & Nursery

Homework

At Dunchurch Infant School and Nursery, each year group has optional homework that is set for families. The most important piece of homework that can be completed by families is reading, both by hearing children read and reading stories to them. Reading supports the children to develop a secure knowledge of stories, stimulates their imagination and develops their vocabulary. 

In addition to reading, the following homework may be set in each year group:

Nursery – An activity to complete as a family will be sent home once every half term

Reception – As the children start to take part in phonics lessons and become more secure in their phonic knowledge, letter cards will be sent home with a bank of suggested words for the children to read and build with an adult. This will take place towards the end of the first half of the autumn term. Once children have had further teaching in phonics and have started to read to blend words, reading books will be sent home that are linked to the children’s phonic knowledge. This will take place during the autumn term at the time that is right for individual children.  

Year 1 – In addition to reading homework, following the curriculum evening for parents in the first half of the autumn term, year 1 children will be set additional homework using the online platform ‘Seesaw’. Children will be provided with five key spellings and some maths facts to practise and consolidate each week. These will not be tested in school as a formal test; instead staff will be looking for children applying these spellings and number facts in their everyday work. New homework will be uploaded each week on a Wednesday.

Year 2 – In addition to reading homework, from week two of the autumn term, year 2 children will be set additional homework using the online platform ‘Seesaw’. Children will be provided with five key spellings and some maths facts to practise and consolidate each week. These will not be tested in school as a formal test; instead staff will be looking for children applying these spellings and number facts in their everyday work. New homework will be uploaded each week on a Thursday.