Contact Details

Blandford St Mary

Church of England Primary School

'Knowing we are loved, we learn and grow to be the best that we can be.'


The Homework Routine


Homework each week will usually be:-

3 x 10 minutes tests from SAT Buster 10-Minute Test books.


Reading comprehension 10 minute test

Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling 10 minutes test

Maths 10 minute test

10 spellings which are in the planner and also listed under here in a Word Document


Each test should take 10 minutes.  At the end of 10 minutes, stop, even if you haven't finished the test.  By the time we get to the summer term, you should be able to complete each test in 10 minutes mostly correctly.  At this time of the year, we do expect that this homework will be a challenge.  


At the back of the booklet are the answers!  As we always say to the children, we would like them to mark the test with an adult and write their mark in at the end of the test.  


Spellings are tested on a Monday and a new set of spellings given out.  I cannot stress enough the importance of learning these as you go along - there are just too many to rely on cramming immediataely before the May tests.  If you are struggling with weekend homework, it is fine to take the homework folder home earlier in the week, as we usually do the tests in the book in order.

Spring Term spellings to learn 2020

Spellings for 23rd March 2020

Spellings for 17th March 2020

Spellings for 9th March 2020

Spellings for 2nd March 2020

Spellings for 10th February 2020

Christmas Holidays 2019 Homework


Over the holidays, we have not set any of the 10 minute SATs buster tests.  Instead we have asked all the children to finish learning the Year 5 and 6 spellings.  These can be found under the Spelling Help tab on our webpages.


Also, we still have a significant number of children, whose times tables are weak.  Their challenge is to be able to complete the 100 square times tables challenge in less than 5 minutes.  Regular practice on TT Rockstars and the other games in our Maths Help section will assist with this too.

Spellings to learn for 9th September 2019

Spellings to learn for 16th September 2019

Spellings to learn for 23rd September

Spellings to learn for 1st October 2019

Spellings for October 7th 2019

Spellings for 14th October 2019

Spellings for 21st October 2019

Spellings for Autumn 2nd Half of Term 2019