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Homework: Help your child

Help your Child

There are a number of ways as a parent that you can support your child’s learning. The most important activities are reading and homework.


Below is an outline of the homework we expect from your children here at Finlay. In addition to this we have created a ’10 Top Tips for Homework’ guide which you can download here.

Below is an outline of our homework timetable from Year 1 onwards. In Reception class, children are given sounds and words to learn each week. Reading books are sent home when the teacher feels the children are ready.



Maths Homework is sent home on a Friday and returned on a Monday. Please sit with your child to complete their homework, encouraging them to eventually work as independently as possible. It is good to go through a couple of questions or examples first and then ask them to do the next few on their own. It is also helpful to mark homework together; as you will then be able to help work out any questions they may have struggled with.


Spellings are given out in school on a Monday morning. The children can then take them home to practice during the week. It is important that their spelling folders are brought into school every day, as the children practice their spellings first thing every morning. You can download spellings here if your child is in Years 1 & 2. Check what ‘Phase’ they are working on (you can find this on the top right hand side of the page) and click on the link to download the sheet to your computer.

As we use a scheme for Key Stage 2 pupils, we are unable to allow this to be downloaded on the website due to copyright laws.


We encourage all children to read at least 3 times a week (30 minutes KS1/45 minutes KS2) and ask for this to be recorded in their reading record (date, name of book, pages read and signed).

Your child will be provided with a school reading book at their level, however, if they read the newspaper, a magazine or any other information then this can  also be recorded in their book!

You can help your child sound out with words they are struggling with and it is also really important to ask questions about the story they have read. Download our 10 Top Tips for Reading here for further guidance.

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