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Northgate Primary School

Northgate Primary School

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We believe that homework is important because it:

  • Helps children become independent and disciplined learners
  • Encourages children to organise their learning
  • It takes learning into the home to be shared


Homework takes a variety of forms, most of which encourage parental involvement; for example, hearing children read, helping them learn spellings or times tables, supporting them in their topic work, answering questionnaires, shared maths investigations or games.

Reading tips:  When listening to your child read, please encourage them to discuss what they have read. You may ask them about how a character is feeling, about what they think may happen next or what is happening and why. 

All children, regardless of their age, enjoy having books read to them. Sharing a book with your child really helps them to discuss characters and books, understand stories and develop a love of reading. It is also a lovely way to end the day. 





Key Stage 1 classes  

Please read your child’s reading book with  them 5x a week for 10 minutes. 

Complete the maths skills sent home on a Friday. Please make sure this is returned the following Wednesday.  

Play numbots online (more details to follow). 

Please help your child learn their spellings/sounds that come home on a Friday.  

Key Stage 2 classes  

Children should read their AR reading books for 10-15 minutes at least 5 times a week. They can then complete the test for these books in school.  

Complete the maths skills sent home on a Friday. Please make sure this is returned the following Tuesday. 

Play Times tables Rockstars online. (You should have a login). 

Please help your child learn their spellings that come on a Friday. They will be tested the following Friday.  


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