Year 6 Homework

How can you support learning at home?

Video guides

HJSTV have made some short videos to demonstrate how we are taught to set out our work in Year 6. You can find them all on the HJSTV channel on Vimeo in the Year 6 album.

Set Homework

Children will be given homework every Friday to be returned by the end of the day Thursday. This will consist of one Maths activity and one English (usually grammar focussed). Together, they should take no more than one hour. 

If after the weekend, children find that they need more support with a task they should talk to their teacher early in the following week.

Weekly Practice

Times Tables

Now that the children are in Year 6 it is vital that they are able to quickly recall their times tables to 12 x 12 to help them prepare for their SATs and more importantly for secondary school.

We expect children in Year 6 to be regularly rehearsing their times tables as part of their homework routine. This is particularly important if there are some tables that are not yet fluent.


By Year 6 we expect children to be challenging themselves with their reading choices. This includes chosing from a range of genres and levels of difficulty. We hope that the reading challenge will inspire children to read regularly, complete texts and discuss what they have read in more depth. 


Words you should know by the end of Year 6.

The National Curriculum expects children to be able to spell all of these words by the end of Year 6. Don't try to learn them all at once: check off the ones you can already do, and choose a few at a time to learn and practise at home.

Year 5 and 6 Spelling List - Common Exception Words

Spelling Log Books

During their spelling lessons, children will write words that they need to learn each week in their Spelling Log Book, which they will bring home with them. Parents are asked to help them learn these words and test them at home. Children will test each other in school, and teachers will be checking to see if they spell these words correctly in their writing.

Column addition with decimals and carrying

Short and long division - the bus stop method

Long multiplication

Helpful resources

Get links to helpful resources for Year 6.