Reading Challenge Homework

As a school, we put a lot of emphasis on reading - both reading for purpose and reading for pleasure. To support children in their learning, we set weekly homework for all children.  Read below to see the homework for each year group;

Nursery

Every Tuesday children and parents are able to choose a book to take home from the Nursery library loan. This book can be enjoyed all week and returned the following Tuesday. Parents are also invited to read with their child in Nursery every Tuesday morning (8.45am) and afternoon (12.30pm).

 

 

 

Reception

Children enjoy reading a book at home every week and parents are encouraged to complete their child’s reading diary every time they read with their child.

Every week, children are given some of the high frequency words to learn to read ‘on sight’ at home. These words are displayed on word walls and children are rewarded with a certificate when they have completed each word wall. There is a word wall rocket display in the classroom for all parents to see and as children complete each word wall their photograph is moved onto the next planet. These achievements are shared with parents at the weekly reading session in Reception every Thursday morning (8.5am-9.10am).

 

Year 1

 

In Year 1, we have a reading challenge that can be done at home each week.  The challenges are fun and engaging like designing your own front cover and choosing a favourite character.  In class, learning points and stickers are given out for fantastic work in the challenge books.

 

 

 
Year 2
 
When children in Year 2 receive their reading challenge they can work through it in any order. They use their home reading book to complete any challenges that they do, filling in the front page as they do so. Children are expected to complete one challenge a week. If your child is particularly struggling, please feel free to jot a note in their book, or ask them to speak to their teacher. We are always happy to help.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Year 3
 
On Mondays in Year 3, teachers set a comprehension task from the comprehension book which we have provided for all pupils. They spend time in class going through the task and children have the opportunity to ask any questions if they are unsure. They then have until the following Friday to complete the task at home. Please feel free to help your child or allow them to work with an older sibling; learning together is always valuable. If your child is particularly struggling, please feel free to jot a note in their book, or as them to speak to their teacher. We are always happy to help.
  
 
 
 
 
Year 4
 
On Fridays in Year 4, teachers set a comprehension task from the CGP comprehension book which we have provided for all pupils. They spend time in class going through the task and children have the opportunity to ask any questions if they are unsure. They then have until the following Thursday to complete the task at home. Please feel free to help your child or allow them to work with an older sibling; learning together is always valuable. If your child is particularly struggling, please feel free to jot a note in their book, or as them to speak to their teacher. We are always happy to help.
 
 
 
Year 5
 
In Year 5 we launch the reading challenge once a term and check it once a week. There are a series of challenges worth different points and here are prizes for the children hitting the milestones of 10, 25 and 50 points.  The challenges are based upon the Year 5 curriculum and the objectives the children need to meet to meet age related expectations.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Year 6
 
Comprehension reading homework is set every Friday. The comprehension paper is linked as closely as possible to the unit of work that is covered in our English lessons. This gives children time to look over the work on a weekend. On Monday children are expected to seek help and advice from their teachers, if required. We also run an additional Homework Club on a Tuesday to support the children. On Wednesday all homework is expected to be in.  On Friday the homework is reviewed and analysed with the child's class teacher before the launch of the next week's work.