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 At Manor School, children are set homework to consolidate learning that has taken place in class or to research topics that are due to be studied In KS1, homework is designed to be done with the support of a parent and as the children move up through the school, their activities will become more independent. It is expected that children will read their homework book daily with a parent to develop reading skills.

Homework will go home on a Wednesday and come back on a Monday. 

​Foundation Stage
Daily reading of a banded book and/or a real book.​
​Key Stage 1
​Daily reading of a banded book and/or a real book.​
Weekly phonics/spelling homework sheet.
Years 3-5
​Daily reading of a banded book and/or a real book.​​
Weekly literacy homework including spellings
Alternating weekly maths homework
​Year 6
​Daily reading of a banded book and/or a real book.​​​
CGP books (maths, grammar and reading) with directed tasks each week.

If you are looking for something extra to do at home, or have mislaid your current homework, have a look at some of the ideas below. Make sure to let your teacher know what you have been doing at home.

General Homework Tips for parents.


Check out the Parent Information Page for details of how we teach English and Maths at Manor, and how you can help at home.

Reading and Writing


We use a mixture of reading scheme books in Key Stage 1, including Oxford Reading Tree and Pearson Bug Club. Your child has a set of reading books available online too, which you can read on a tablet or computer. 
Your child's teacher will be able to remind them of their login details for Bug Club online reading books. Our school ID is wg9t . 

Reading at home and sharing books together is great fun, and it helps your spelling and vocabulary too! Didcot Library is free to join, and is only a few minutes walk from school.


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There are lots of ways to practise your writing - why not try a journal, diary, or writing a letter to someone? For spelling games, see Education City or the games linked in the Literacy Zone that our digital leaders have recommended.


There are lots of brilliant ways to practise your maths online. In school, we currently use Education City and RM Easimaths, both of which can also be used at home. Log in through RM Unify.

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If you want to use the RM Easimaths app on an iPad or tablet, don't forget our school code is @manorschool,​ and you need to press "Login with RM Unify".