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St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School

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Homework and Spellings

Homework is set every Friday and is to be returned on the following Monday. The homework will alternate each week between English and maths. As part of the weekly homework, your child will be given 8 words to practise reading and spelling. Your child will be tested on these 8 words as part of our weekly spelling test, the following Friday. 

It is vital that you support and enable your child to do their work thoughtfully and neatly. I encourage children to complete their homework as independently as possible. Please ensure that your child develops a routine so that they remember to bring their work to school.




Spelling tests can be found in the back of your child’s homework book. It is important for children to have a sound understanding of these words, therefore, I encourage them to practise using these words in sentences to gain a better understanding of the spelling and meaning.


  • Can you decode the word?
  • Can you blend the word together?
  • Do you know what the word means?
  • Can you use the word in a sentence?