Epping Primary School

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At Epping Primary we believe that homework is an essential part of your child's learning. Sharing their learning at home with you supports and encourages them to achieve more.

Home Learning at Epping Primary

Here is the guidance on what homework will be set this year.

Class Teachers will direct you to which tasks are to be undertaken through Class Charts. These will be set on each Thursday and will need to be completed over the weekend or within the following week.

Homework is as follows:


Reading – daily
Phonics – weekly linked to Little Wandle
Maths – daily practise on Numbots

Years 1, 2 and 3

Reading - Our pupils should be reading daily at home (this could be to a parent/carer or the parent/carer could read to them). Please question them about what they have been reading. Guidance on questions can be found in their purple Reading Journals. You could also read a book on Bug Club (Years 1,2 and 3) or MyOn (Years 2 and 3 only).

Phonics/Spelling - A weekly phonic/spelling activity will be posted on Teams.

Maths - Pupils will be expected to complete a weekly maths activity posted on Teams. This will be based around the learning in class undertaken that week. Times Tables Rockstars- 5 minutes a day (Years 2 and 3) or Numbots- 5 minutes a day (Year 1).

Years 4, 5 and 6

Our school homework policy is that pupils from Year 3 onwards pupils will be set weekly homework from CPG workbooks.

There will a page of Maths and a page of SPAG (Spelling and Grammar) or Reading to complete.

Although homework is not compulsory at primary school parents/carers are requested to purchase the homework books to support their child with their learning.

Teachers will post which pages to complete each week on Class Charts.

In addition to this, pupils should also work on their times tables and spelling skills using our online platforms. Spellings will also be shared via Class Charts.

Please ensure daily reading is recorded in their reading diaries. 

For Years 4, 5 and 6, you will need to be purchase the following books or online versions.

CG P Books

Below are links to the books you will need in Years 4, 5 and 6.

The books are available online from most booksellers. They are also available as online versions with Amazon Kindle.

Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Reading Reading Reading
Maths Maths Maths

How homework is set:

All homework will be posted on Thursday. 

Teachers post on Class Charts which pages to complete each week.

The answers are provided at the back of the books, and you are encouraged to check your child’s work with them.

Please inform your child’s teacher if your child encounters any problems with their homework. 

For Maths, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling the answers are at the back of the book.

Please inform your child’s teacher if your child encounters any problems with their homework.

Helping the Homework Habit

Thoughts and tips from pupils, parents/carers and teachers to help you help your child work well at home. Leaflet: Helping the Homework Habit.

Supporting Learning at Home

The information below is for parents/carers to support their children and to give parents/carers an idea of what their child can do and how to help them.  


Reading with your child is very important, and asking questions about what they are reading is a great way to aid their understanding and learning.  We have produced some helpful questions to use when reading with your child. We hope you find it interesting and useful.

Parent/Carer Guide to Comprehension Questions

Below is a selection of books that teachers from each year group have chosen as recommended reads. Some are books used in class, some are good quality texts and some are non-fiction.

It is not an expectation that children read of all them but suggestions should they be stuck for a good book to buy or borrow from the library.

Recommended Reading List


Key Facts

This document has key number facts in maths that children need to know.

PDF iconKey Instant Recall Facts - for Years 1-6, one for each half term.

Times Tables

To improve and develop times tables proficiency we follow an awards scheme for the pupils to aim towards.

In order to achieve an award, they will have to complete a timed test showing their knowledge of certain times tables with a high degree of accuracy.

As they progress through each award they will receive a certificate.

 Pupils will be given an opportunity to take the test every 2 weeks and will be able to see their scores progress if they do not move up to the next level.

In order to help your child learn their times tables there are lots of ways we would suggest. Firstly, there are lots of different websites and apps such as multiplication.com which will help. You Tube also has lots of catchy multiplication songs. Games such as matching pairs, using playing cards, rolling dice and quizzes all help pupils learn these key facts. Pupils should know the multiplication and division facts i.e. 4x5=20, 20÷5=4.

Test Examples

PDF iconGreen level - 2 5 10

PDF iconBlue level - 2 3 4 5 10

PDF iconRed level - 3 4 6 11

PDF iconBronze medal - 7 8 9 12

PDF iconSilver medal - all

PDF iconGold medal -100 mixed questions