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At Sawtry Infant School, we believe that educating children is the joint responsibility of the school and the parents. We recognise parents as their child’s first educator and believe that they play an important role in supporting their child through their schooling.

Our homework is directly linked to what is going on in the classroom. The majority will be based on things learnt that week but occasionally children may be asked to find out  information for a forthcoming topic.



*1 adult chosen reading book per week.

*Later in the year, children can take home a ‘free choice’ book, which they can change as often as they like.

*Key words to read and spell will come home later in the year.



*1-2 adult chosen reading books per week.

*’Free choice’ reading book, which can be changed as often as they like.

*Weekly spellings

*1 weekly Learning Log task



Reading is an important lifelong skill. Studies have shown that children who read regularly at home often read at a higher level than those who don’t. At school, we teach the children reading skills and home is a good opportunity for the children to put them into practice. Reading aloud gives the  children the opportunity to develop fluency, expression and intonation. Children should read regularly at home, little and often is best.


Spelling– KS1

Spellings sent home are linked to the spelling patterns and/or common exception words the children have been learning in school that week. New spellings come home on a Friday and are tested the following Friday.


Learning Logs– KS1

Learning logs are open ended tasks that give the children the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of an objective taught in class that week. Occasionally, the task might be to find out about an forthcoming topic. The children can present their work in any way they choose and time spent on tasks may vary, but shouldn’t be longer than 30 minutes per task, on average. Learning Logs come home on a Thursday and are handed in the following Tuesday. 

If you have any questions regarding homework, please speak to your child's class teacher.