Our Homework Books


Literacy and Numeracy Homework

Homework from school is seen as a means of promoting a positive attitude to learning and involving parents more closely in the learning process. It focuses mainly on the basic skills of Literacy and Numeracy with clear links to class work.

Literacy homework and spellings are set on a Monday evening and should be returned to school by Wednesday. Numeracy homework is set on a Wednesday and should be returned to school on a Friday.

Additional Homework

In addition we may set homework tasks or projects to be completed over holidays or over the course of half a term.

We also ask for your ongoing assistance with reading, times tables and number bonds. The more we can work together the easier your child will find learning!

We encourage parents to work with their children on homework tasks to promote discussion, deepen understanding and consolidate learning.

Homework books provide a means of communication and should be signed by parents when tasks are completed. The completion of homework should not be a source of stress and parents are encouraged to contact the class teacher if homework cannot be completed for any reason.

In the homework books the front section gives you an overview of topics covered in the year. If you get stuck on a piece of homework, feel free to review another topic from the front of the book. If you want your child to work on more spellings, there are weekly lists printed in the front of the literacy book. Each section in the homework books is split into A, B and C. These sections are differentiated A being easier than C. Try your best to complete section A and B, but do not be disheartened if you and your child struggle with C. Just let the teacher know where your child started to find it a challenge: Was it the question? Was it the calculation or the grammar? With your help in pinpointing the areas of difficulty we can help your child to move forwards in their learning journey.

Children take part in many out of school activities such as Brownies, Beavers, sports clubs etc. and these clubs are wonderful for the development of your child. If attendance at these clubs makes it difficult to complete homework please speak to your child's teacher. We try to set homework and give at least two nights to complete it but we can be more flexible if necessary.

Pupil Planners

We have introduced new pupil planners this academic year (2014-2015) to replace our Reading Records. Please continue to use these planners as you did the Reading Record to record any reading that you carry out at home. There are also spaces to note down any questions or queries that you might need to share with the class teacher, any concerns over homework or updates on things that your child is doing outside of school. We will try to put a copy of the weekly spellings in these planners too and inform you of how your child did  in any spelling tests or mental arithmetic tests. At the front of the Pupil Planners is our Home/School Agreement for you and your child to sign.

Further details about homework is available in our Homework Policy.


Contact the School

Brereton Primary School

School Lane,

Brereton Green,



CW11 1RN

Mrs Clare Sant - Clerical Officer

Tel: 01270 685125