01908 562641

3 Bridge Road, Cosgrove
Northants MK19 7JH



At Cosgrove Village Primary School we feel that homework is very important to your child's development and can help your child further consolidate aspects of their learning.

Expectations for each year group:

Reception:  Children should develop their love of reading by reading and sharing books with adults at home.  They also need to reguarly practise their phonics (see a link in the parents section to help you with this) and their key word cards.  Children should reguarly practise counting forwards and backwards to 20 and learn how to double and halve numbers mentally.

Year 1: By year 1, we would expect children to be reading at least 3 times per week with an adult at home.  They will also have spellings to learn and access to the e-books on the Bug club/Active Learn which will support their comprehension skills.  During the year, children will be introduced to their maths mentoring weekly homework which is set on a Friday every week.  Children should reguarly practise counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s.

Year 2:  Reading 3 times a week to an adult should continue into year 2 along with regular practise of times tables - 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s and 10s.  Children will be set weekly spelling and maths homework.  Links to these wbsite can be found under the learning websites tab at the top of the page.

Year 3: Homework for year 3 is very similar to the expectations for a year 2 child except we would expect children in year 3 to know their 6, 8 and 9 times tables as well.

Year 4:  As for year 3 but children by the end of year 4 need to know all times tables up to 12 x 12.

Year 5:  Children should continue to practise their reading (online and book chosen from the library) alongside their weekly spellings and maths.

Year 6:  As for year 5 but to include SATs revision books for maths, reading comprehension, spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Children may be set other projects during the year to help develop their art, science, history and geogrpahy skills.

Please use the links below to help you with your learning at school.

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Key Stage 1

Understanding money

Counting forwards and backwards

Ordering numbers

Greater than, less than symbols

Understanding place value

Times by 2 song

Times by 10 song

Key Stage 2

Problem solving involving money

Roman numerals

Cube numbers

Square numbers


Prime numbers

Solving equations using algebra

Reflecting shapes in all 4 quadrants

Translating shapes in all 4 quadrants

Reflecting shapes in the 1st quadrant

Translating shapes in the 1st quadrant

Plotting coordinates in all 4 quadrants

Rounding whole numbers

Rounding decimal numbers

2D shapes - quadrilaterals

Types of triangle

Angles inside regular polygons

Multiplying fractions

Equivalent fractions

Simplifying fractions

Mixed number and improper fractions

Finding fractions of amounts

English homework support videos and games

Synonyms and Antonyms

Fronted adverbials

Relative clauses

Modal verbs

Active and Passive voice

Present perfect verb form

Apostrophes to show possession

Using parenthesis

Dashes, semi-colons and colons