Homework at Over St John’s

There is a daily space in your child’s reading diary for an adult to tick and sign so that there is a record of homework being completed. This will be checked by your child’s class teacher.



All children are expected to read at least four times a week. It is important that your child enjoys their reading books and your child’s class teacher will be happy to give advice on appropriate choices.

Reading for homework can take any of the following forms:

Independent reading of books from school

Sharing a book together

Answering questions about the book


Mental Maths/Times Tables




All children in Sandymere and Delamere are expected to use Numbots on a regular basis to practise and consolidate mental maths skills. The games and activities on Numbots are key to helping your child with vital mental maths skills.


Children in Delamere will be guided to use Times Table Rockstars on a regular basis to practise and consolidate their times table recall and fluency. Your child’s class teacher will inform parents when learning of times tables has begun.




In Delamere, children will be given spelling words as directed by the class teacher. These will be tested once a week on a Friday.


Please spend time each day with your child learning their spellings for the week.