We promote the use of homework and see it as a valuable tool in developing and expanding academic achievement.

Homework is used to extend school learning, by using some time out of school to improve academic attainment and to develop the independence and self-discipline required for successful future study. Our aim is to engage parents/carers in the learning process and to utilise resources for learning, of all kinds, in the home.

Foundation Stage (Reception and Nursery)

Children will be encouraged to bring in items to school on a regular basis. The items requested will be linked to work and topics being undertaken in Foundation Stage classes. By involving the children in this way, it is hoped that they will be encouraged to talk at home about what they are doing in school and have concrete items to share with their teachers and other children and thus stimulate talk both at home and in their class.

All children have a reading bag to carry items of interest from home and letters/notes that teachers wish to share from time to time. Children will have a book to bring home to share and enjoy with their parents and other family members. This book is changed weekly. The children will also be given the high frequency words – a few at a time – to learn.

Children will be given a small task such as writing and phonics practice, recognising numbers and words, drawing pictures and learning rhymes/songs. These will be recorded in their learning journey folders.

Key Stage 1


We recommend reading regularly with family on a daily basis.

Year 1

• Reading 5 minutes per day/ 30 minutes per week; two books per week will be sent home, to include their Scheme Reading book and a free choice book.
• Spellings will be sent home weekly on Friday for a test on the next Thursday.
• Number bonds pack.
• Numeracy and additional literacy work maybe sent when appropriate.

Year 2

• 10 minutes daily reading/one hour per week; two books per week will be sent home, to include their Scheme Reading book and a free choice book.
• Spelling weekly, write a sentence for each word and a test on Thursday.
• Number bonds/times tables.
• Topic activities as appropriate.

Key Stage 2


We recommend reading regularly with family or individually on a daily basis.

Year 3

• 15 minutes daily/hour and a half reading per week.
• Spelling weekly, write a sentence for each word, test on Thursday.
• My Maths activity weekly.
• Times tables.
• Topic research half termly.

Year 4

• 20 minutes daily/two hours weekly reading.
• Spelling weekly, write a sentence and test on Thursday.
• My Maths activity weekly.
• Times tables.
• Topic half termly.

Year 5

• Read every night using own book or set by teacher – 30 minutes.
• Spelling weekly, write a sentence for each word, test on Thursday.
• My Maths activity weekly.
• Times tables.
• Research project per term linked to the curriculum.

Year 6

• Read every night using own book or set by the teacher – 30 minutes.
• Spelling weekly with a SATs focus, write a sentence for each word, test on Thursday plus times tables.
• My Maths activity weekly.
• Maths and English revision guides weekly or as required.
• Research project per term linked to the curriculum.

Contact Us

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