Holy Spirit Catholic Primary Academy

Building God’s Kingdom of Peace, Love and Justice

Bath Road, Heckmondwike WF16 9EA

Homework Page

Please note:  All documents relating to work in the Reception Class can be found on the EYFS flower on the top right hand side of the Home page.

On this page we have taken care to organise all of our homework related documents and web links.

We hope that you find it useful, convenient and effectiveClick on the documents to view them.

RE - These RE Newsletters will tell you for each half term, what the children are learning in RE in each class and offer suggestions for how they can learn more. 

RE Newsletter Autumn Term 1           RE Newsletter Autumn Term 2

RE Newsletter Spring Term 1             RE Newsletter Spring Term 2

RE Newsletter Summer Term 1          RE Newsletter Summer Term 2

The 'At Home' boxes offer suggestions of things to do. There are also links to relevant interactive activities for our children to use to support their spiritual development.

www.wednesdayword.org   This site is particularly useful in supporting your child's understanding of the Gospel.

www.cafod.org.uk    This is an excellent resource which you can use to download activities, printable resources, prayers, clips, photos and readings.

www.loyolapress.com/catholic-kids.htm      This is a good site for you to get resources to use at home for yourselves and your children.  Prayers, Bible stories, recommendations for suitable publications to buy.

www.catholicicing.com    This a good site for craft ideas for things to make throughout the Liturgical seasons.

SPELLINGS - Year 6 spellings below are a comprehensive revision of all rules and spellings from the new Key Stage 2 curriculum.  In other classes, weekly lists will be modified according to the needs of the class, and will be sent home weekly.

Autumn Term 1- Week 1   Week 2   Week 3   Week 4  Week 5    Week 6  

Autumn Term 2 - Week 1   Week 2    Week 3    Week 4   Week 5   Week 6

Spring Term 1  -  Week 1   Week 2   Week 3   Week 4   Week 5   Week 6

Spring Term 2 - Week 1   Week 2   Week 3   Week 4   Week 6 

Summer Term 1 - Week 1    Week 2   Week 3   Week 4   Week 5  Week 6

Summer Term 2 - Week 1   Week 2   Week 3   Week 4   Week 5   Week 6

For other classes, spellings will frequently be given from word lists which can be found below.

100 High Frequency Words                     

Years 5 & 6 Word List                             Words to learn by Year 4

Why not make up your own list of tricky spellings from any of the word lists above?

MATHS - Why not learn something from your maths facts page and then have someone ask you questions about those facts?  Once you know your facts really well, you will find a lot of maths quite easy!

 Maths Facts Y1        Maths Facts Y2         Maths Facts Y3              Maths Facts Y4          

 Maths Facts Y5       Maths Facts Y6

 Bronze, Silver, Gold Maths Facts Yrs 5 / 6

Calculations Policy Addition               Calculations Policy Subtraction

Calculations Policy Multiplication      Calculations Policy Division

HANDWRITING - In school we use a continuous cursive script.  The letters we use are on this page.  Handwriting can be a challenge to master and the secret is to practice a little and often.

Handwriting Guide               Continuous Cursive Handwriting Sheet

Why not print the handwriting sheet and use it for tracing the correct shape, copying, joining or just working on the letters you find difficult?

Handwriting Samples  - This document has some photos of the writing we are hoping for as children move through school.

SPELLING, PUNCTUATION AND GRAMMAR (SPAG) - New Curriculum SPAG Overview  - This document gives a summary of what children will learn in each year group - including the terms they are now expected to know - this area of literacy has a much higher profile in the new curriculum.  There are some good web based resources to help learning and we also provide a pupil work book which may be sent as homework as well as used in class.

TOPIC / SCIENCE - Sometimes teachers will set work on Topics or Science during that term.

 Year 1 Overview           Year 2 Overview       Year 3 Overview

Year 4 Overview        Year 5 Overview         Year 6 Overview  

HOLIDAY HOMEWORK IDEA:  Why not look at your class CURRICULUM page and see what topics or science are coming up next term?  Make up a rich question about it?  Do some research in books or on the internet and make a project, piece of art, piece of writing or anything you like.  We will be glad to hear about what you have learned!  The best learners are CURIOUS and take responsibility for their own learning!  For example:  Year 2 are learning about the Amazon Rainforest after Christmas.  Here is a rich question:  'What is so important about the Amazon Rainforest and what is it like for the people who live and work there?'

FRENCH - The links below contain word lists on different subjects for the children to learn.

Greetings     Age      Alphabet       Animals      Body Parts       Clothes      Colours       Days & Months

Descriptive words    Family       Food      Numbers 1 - 50      Numbers 51 - 100      Weather

LOVE LEARNING! - Click on the 'Love Learning' Speech bubble.  Do you know what a 'Growth Mindset is?

Love Learning Speech Bubble                   

LEARNING STRENGTHS - This link contains our Learning Strengths checklist.

There are many elements to becoming a successful learner.  We have developed this checklist as a tool to help children to think about ways they might become better learners.  You will already know a great deal about your child's strengths and weaknesses; why not use this to discuss them with your child?

Learning Strengths Check List

HOMEWORK POLICY    R - Y6 Homework         Revised Homework Policy         

YEAR GROUP EXPECTATIONS - These documents give the expectations in leaflet form for each year group in Reading, Writing and Maths.

Year 1 End of Year Expectations       Year 2 End of Year Expectations        Year 3 End of Year Expectations

Year 4 End of Year Expectations  Year 5 End of Year Expectations   Year 6 End of Year Expectations

WEB LINKS - The following websites are great for supporting children's learning and are used in school as well, so will be familiar to your child.

ESPRESSO      https://online.espresso.co.uk  (Login and password required - if you don't have yours please ask at the office)

A great, safe resource for topic related research.

STUDY LADDER    https://www.studyladder.com

Hundreds of challenges and activities - these are especially useful for grammar work - but also maths and science.

MY MATHS (Login and password required - if you don't have yours please ask at the office)

Tests on the different areas of maths with complementary explanations of methods

PHONICS PLAY    www.phonicsplay.co.uk     and        LETTERS AND SOUNDS    www.letters-and-sounds.com

These two sites are great for helping your child with their sounds / phonics work.

TEACH HANDWRITING    www.teachhandwriting.co.uk

This page shows the 'cursive' writing style that we teach from Reception onwards.

FAMILY LEARNING   www.familylearning.org.uk     A varied site with interactive Phonics, safety and maths games and much more.

 Children, Parents & Carers ....... REMEMBER ....

  • any time spent on homework shows benefits
  • the effects were greater for children who put in extra time regularly
  • what students actually do is more important than how much work the school has set.
  • children who put more time in tend to do better - It's to do with your effort as well as your ability.
  • children who reported that they enjoyed school got better results.
  • parents can help their children succeed 'against the odds' by having high aspirations for them.
  • children who did well were backed by parents who valued learning and encouraged extra-curricular activities.  'Parents' own resilience in the face of hardship provided a role model for their children's efforts'


Again, please note:  All documents relating to work in the Reception Class can be found on the EYFS flower on the top right hand side of the Home page.