Homework at Messingham Primary School



After feedback from parents, children and staff, we have created a manageable homework system that is aimed at helping pupils develop core skills in English and maths.


We ask all pupils to read with an adult at least three times a week. In the case of very fluent readers, this could involve spending time talking about what’s happened in their book, who the characters are and their emotions as well as discussing vocabulary and unfamiliar words.

Children in KS1 have a reading diary which needs to be signed after each read at home.

Children in Y2-Y6 can also access Accelerated Reader in order to complete a quiz once they’ve finished reading their book.

The link to access their quizzes is: https://ukhosted103.renlearn.co.uk/6711549/default.aspx

We do ask that the children do not receive help if they are completing a quiz at home as it is vital that their class teacher has a true reflection of the child’s understanding of the text they’ve read.


We ask that pupils access Spelling Shed at least two times a week. On their account, there will be a set of spellings each week which they will then be tested on the following Monday. Each child has been given a username and login for their account.

To access Spelling Shed, please click on the link:


On the English page of our website, you will also find the list of spellings for each year group

Times Tables

Your child will be allocated a times table assignment each week on Times Table Rock Stars. It is really important that they are able to recall times table facts quickly and confidently; therefore, we ask that your child accesses TTRS at least two times a week. Each child has been given a username and login for their account.

To access TTRS, please click on the link: https://ttrockstars.com/ 

Google Classroom