English Homework Expectations

Weekly Spellings

Children receive weekly spellings to learn at home. Children are tested each week in school. It is a good idea to practice these daily if possible.

Spelling Menu

A spelling menu with 35 different ways to practise for KS2 children. This is a combination of various spelling menu ideas brought together in one document. Most activities should be easy for children to access at home and there are lots of examples of how to complete the task for them to refer to.

Spelling Menu

Reading with Bug Club

All children have access to Active Learn. This is used in class to support phonics, whole class reading and comprehension skills. 

The Bug Club programme helps to develop and enhance reading and comprehension skills. Once logged on, children can access the allocated texts for the class reader and independent reading scheme books. Children are expected to read through their books and answer the embedded comprehension questions.

Bug Club Logo

Reading for Pleasure

Children are encouraged to read for pleasure. This can be anything from newspapers, to posters and recipes. Reading for pleasure is very important to us here at Grovelands. We believe that if children are given time to both read high quality books and hear them being read out loud it will ignite their imaginations, improve their writing and most importantly encourage their love of reading.

why can't i miss my 20 mins of reading tonight

Writing

Children are also encouraged to use Purple Mash to support their writing skills at home. There are many creative writing activities and tasks available for the children to explore and use. Teachers may allocate tasks to their class as part of their weekly homework expectations.

Purple Mash

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Grovelands School, Dunbar Drive,
Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3UW.

Staff Contacts

  • Headteacher: Mr Jon Goulding
  • School Secretary: Mrs Carol Williams
  • Chair of Governors: Mr Paul Young
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Mrs M McKay
  • Inclusion Leader: Ms C Adams
  • Deputy DSLs:  Miss K Swaine, Ms C Adams,
    Mr J Goulding

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