At St Wilfrid's, we believe the focus at home for homework should be Reading, Spelling and Number Practice. It is important that these three areas are focused on throughout the week and we have provided clear overview of expectations for each phase in our Homework Policy, which you can download below.


We believe Mental Health and Wellbeing is important and time should be spent alongside our new homework strategy on wellbeing. Evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying different activities for each step can help you and your children feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.

Children are encouraged to supplement their learning at home and we provide some useful software to facilitate this, as well as access to quality texts to practise reading. We ask for parents to support their children's learning by reading with them regularly and using the online learning platforms which each child has a login for.

EYFS and Key Stage 1

Each child has a reading book to take home which supports their acquisition of the letters and sounds they have been working on in their daily phonics lessons. In addition to this, they have a library book that they read for pleasure. We ask that parents spend to 10-15 minutes reading these texts with their children each day.

To help children with their key number skills, each child has a login for the Numbots app https://numbots.com/ which supports their daily numeracy lessons.

To support children in their understanding of Science, History and Geography, knowledge organisers for these subjects are shared with parents via Class Dojo.

Key Stage 2

Teachers focus on a different spelling rule each week which is shared with parents via Class Dojo. These words can be practised at home and all spelling rules can be practised by children using their login to the Spelling Shed app https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb/.

To support reading, children have a wide range of reading books they can take home from the classroom and from the school library. We ask that parents spend 10-15 minutes a day listening to their child read.

We also provide children with a login to Times Table Rockstars https://ttrockstars.com/ which is a hugely valuable resource for cementing children's knowledge of multiplication tables which of  course are so vital to children's progress in Maths.

As in Key Stage 1, knowledge organisers for History, Geography and Science are shared with parents via Class Dojo.

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