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Homework Expectations at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School


READING: All children should read for 15 – 20 minutes every night. It is important for children to read many different books and then complete quizzes at school. This helps them improve and earns them points.  

yes Please sign your child's planner after they have read with the amount of pages completed.  


SPELLINGS: Children in Year 6 will be given spellings to learn at home each week. These will be stuck into pupil planners and displayed on the class page of the school website. They will have a spelling test each Friday. 

Children also need to be able to read and write the Year 5 and 6 spelling words. Please practise these often with your child.

MENTAL MATHS: Children in Year 6 will be expected to practice mental maths facts at home each week e.g. times tables, multiplication sums, division sums, addition and subtraction facts. This will help them with their arithmetic test in May. 


TIMES TABLES: Year 6 have their login details for’ Freckl' and ‘Times Tables Rockstars’ on the back page of their planners. They must practise their times tables as much as possible in preparation for the SATs. This will help them with many other elements of the Maths lessons.


FRECKLE: children must be aiming for at least 1 hour per week. Sometimes tasks will be set on Freckle for the children to complete as homework. 


PRAYER BAG: Children will be given the class prayer bag to take home for one week during the school year. The children are encouraged to share prayers with their family and record their experience in the book provided.