English Homework Expectations

Spelling Menu

A spelling menu with 35 different ways to practise for KS2 children. This is a combination of various spelling menu ideas brought together in one document. Most activities should be easy for children to access at home and there are lots of examples of how to complete the task for them to refer to.

Weekly Spellings

Children receive weekly spellings to learn at home. Children are tested each week in school. It is a good idea to practice these daily if possible.

Reading for Pleasure

Children are encouraged to read for pleasure. This can be anything from newspapers, to posters and recipes. Reading for pleasure is very important to us here at Grovelands. We believe that if children are given time to both read high quality books and hear them being read out loud it will ignite their imaginations, improve their writing and most importantly encourage their love of reading.


Children are also encouraged to use Purple Mash to support their writing skills at home. There are many creative writing activities and tasks available for the children to explore and use. Teachers may allocate tasks to their class as part of their weekly homework expectations.

Bedrock Learning

As part of the school’s ongoing commitment to evidence-based literacy instruction, we have partnered with literacy improvement specialists Bedrock Learning..

Built by former English teachers, Bedrock Learning is a digital literacy platform which offers learners a carefully sequenced and adaptive vocabulary and grammar curriculum. It exposes learners to new words and grammatical concepts through a rich diet of culturally valuable fiction and non-fiction, and its algorithm ensures that learning is personalised to your child, identifying and targeting gaps in knowledge.

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Grovelands School, Dunbar Drive,
Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3UW.

Staff Contacts

  • Executive Headteacher: Mr Jon Goulding
  • Head of School: Miss Kathleen Swaine
  • School Business Manager: Mrs Helen Fingerneissl
  • School Secretary: Mrs Carol Welfare
  • Chair of Governors: Mr Paul Gietzen
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Jon Goulding
  • Safeguarding Strategic Lead / Senior Mental Health Lead: Miss N Squires
  • Deputy DSLs: Miss K Swaine,  Miss S Coates, Mr R Williams
  • Inclusion Leader: Mrs Naomi Jn. Charles