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We want our pupils to look forward to each school day. Spending an inordinate amount of time the previous evening doing homework is liable to dampen enthusiasm. Equally there is a need for children to develop the habit of working away from school and to understand that learning does not only happen within school.

From their first term the children are encouraged to take work home. This will often be completing unfinished work, spelling, further practice in a particular skill etc. As the children progress through the school the amount of homework will increase and also the nature of the tasks. 

If you have any concerns about the amount or type of homework please contact the class teacher as it is important that parents and teachers work together.

Homework patterns - You can expect homework to be set on a regular basis as detailed below. We also hope that you will enjoy sharing reading with your children every day of the week.

Year Set on Returned Spelling/Table Tests Approximate Time
3 Friday Thursday Wednesday and Thursday Half an hour for 2 evenings per week
4 Wednesday Monday Tuesday Half an hour for 2 evenings per week
5 Monday & Thursday Wednesday & Monday Friday Half an hour for 3 evenings per week
6 Monday & Thursday Thursday & Monday Friday 1 hour for 2 evenings per week + weekend

South Farnham School


Mathletics is designed to target maths fluency within a rewarding, captivating and safe learning experience. All children are able to access a range of curriculum activities which are backed up by interactive tutorials and audio support.

In years 1 and 2, Mathletics is not part of the children's homework, but a resource that can be used at home if parents wish. In years 3, 4, 5 and 6 the teachers will assign activities each week. Parents will receive guidance materials and a copy of this can be found at the bottom of this page.

To access Mathletics please click here.


Spellodrome provides a safe, secure and engaging online world of learning for children. A wide range of spelling games and activities based on teacher-assigned word lists ensures that children can develop spelling strategies through the recognition of letter patterns and word families.

Parents will receive guidance materials and a copy of this can be found at the bottom of this page.  To access Spellodrome, please click here.