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Compulsory home learning tasks

Key Stage 2 (year 3 – 6)

  • Reading – Children at Ashbourne Primary School should read 5 x a week at home with their parents and this should be recorded in the child’s reading record. Reading records will be checked every Monday.
  • Times tables – Since the implementation of the new National Curriculum 2014, pupils are required to know times tables facts up to 12 x 12 by heart by the end of year 4. Children should practise these at home via Times Tables Rockstars and in year 6 should continue to practise if they don’t know them. You will be sent home a username and password for Times Table Rockstars. It is recommended that for Times Table Rockstars to have an impact, it should be used for at least 10 minutes per week.
  • Spellings – The government have set words that the children must learn in each year group. These will be sent home and tested weekly. 3M will have a spelling test every Monday.
  • Arithmetic or GAPS (Grammar, punctuation and spelling)  – sent weekly with answers on the school website.
  • Handwriting –  Handwriting and letter formation will be sent to pupils who need to  practise. Year 3 have weekly handwriting homework to practise letter formation.


Autumn 1 Spellings

Spellings will be tested weekly on Mondays. Spellings can be found in Homework Diaries. Children will learn set 1 or set 2. Please help your child to learn these off by heart.

Year 3 Spellings Autumn 1 2020 Set 1

Year 3 Spellings Autumn 1 2020 Set 2


Autumn 1 Handwriting

Handwriting homework will be due in each Friday where new homework will also be set.

3M Handwriting Home Learning