Cardwell Primary School


Mutual Respect, Resilience,
Responsibility, Tolerance and Perseverance


Homework expectations will vary depending on your child's age group. The year group newsletter will outline homework expectations and the self-selection homework menu will be specific to each year.


EGPS leaflet for parents


Spellings homework is given out on a Monday. Please ensure your child practises the spellings on a daily basis ready for their test on Friday.

Below are the words that pupils need to learn in Year 1, Year 2, Years 3 and 4 and Years 5 and 6.

Year 1 Word List

Year 2 Word List

Years 3 and 4 Word List

Years 5 and 6 Word List


Reading leaflet for parents

Reading is key for the development of your child’s, vocabulary, writing, comprehension skills and general confidence. You should aim to read with your child for 10 minutes every day where possible.

What questions can I use to develop my child's reading?

  • Where/when does the story take place?
  • Who are the characters in the story?
  • What happens in this part of the story?
  • Tell me one/two things that the main character does in this part of the story?
  • Can you retell the story using your own words?
  • Tell me the most interesting/ exciting/ funniest/ your favourite part of the story? Why?
  • What do you think the character feels about...? How can you tell?
  • What do you think would have happened if…?
  • What do you think is going to happen next?
  • Which part of this book did you like best/least?  Why?
  • How has the author used words/phrases to make this character funny/ sad/ clever/ frightening/ excited etc?
  • Why is … a good title for this story/book/chapter/play?
  • Do you know any more stories like this? Tell me how they are alike.
  • Do you know another story with similar characters in? Tell me how they are similar.
  • What do you think this story is trying to tell us?
  • Has anything like this ever happened to you?
  • Non Fiction Questions
  • Tell me two things you found out that you didn’t know before.
  • What does this part of the text tell us about ….?
  • Which part of the text tells us about …? 
  • Why are some words in bold?
  • How does this text/ layout help the reader?
  • How does (a diagram/picture/caption) help you to understand the information on this page?

Reading scheme

Look at this link below to learn more about the ‘Oxford Reading Tree’ scheme.

At home with Oxford Reading Tree -

Oxford Owl

Times tables

Please do rehearse times tables with your children as they are essential for developing confidence and fluidity in maths.