At Cabot, we believe that homework supports children’s learning and is an important extension of the work we do in school. It helps parents to understand our curriculum better and gives them opportunities to support this.

Homework will usually be given out on a Wednesday afternoon and collected on a Monday morning though timings may change to suit particular tasks. Homework activities will change to meet the needs of the pupils involved and activities that might be occurring in class. All homework tasks and activities will have a clear purpose and assist pupils in the process of their academic development.
Listed below, for each Phase of Cabot Primary School, are a number of example tasks and activities that might be given as homework. This is by no means an exhaustive list and is open to constant change, although many of these tasks and activities will be used on a regular basis. 

For more info, click here to read our homework policy.



Reception homework will always be suggested activities and will not be compulsory. Tasks may include:

  • Reading books
  • Learning sounds (Phonics)
  • Counting up and down stairs
  • Reciting nursery and counting rhymes
  • Identification of shapes in the environment
  • Letter and rhyme of the week
  • Fastening and unfastening buttons and zips and tying shoelaces


Year One and Two – 1 hour

This will include:

  • Reading – 3 x 15 minutes with an adult
  • 1 x 15 minutes of Mathletics


Year Three and Four – 1 hour 30 minutes

This will include:

  • Reading 3 x 15 minutes with an adult
  • 30 minutes of Mathletics
  • 15 minutes of activities from the list below:
    • Learning Sounds (Phonics)
    • Spellings
    • Multiplication tables
    • Literacy activities


Year Five and Six – 2 Hours 30 minutes

This will include:

  •  3 x 30 minutes independent reading
  • 30 minutes of Mathletics
  • 30 minutes of activities from the list below:
    • Learning spellings
    • Talk Homework that involves discussing the focus for a future piece of writing
    • Handwriting practice
    • Reading comprehension activities
    • Planning pieces of writing
    • Planning presentations
    • Researching topics
    • Learning number facts and number bonds
    • Practising calculation strategies learned in class