St. Barnabas Church of England Primary School

Through our Christian ethos and values we hold dear, we are creating roots to grow and wings to fly

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Weekly homework


These are our weekly homework expectations:


  • Reading 5 times a week (can be a combination home or school reading books).
  • Learning the letter sounds and harder to read and spell words which are sent on on a Friday
  • Children should regularly access Numbots (Spring and Summer term)


Links to the log ins are below


 Oxford Owl for School and Home

ELS Parents page





At Saint Barnabas, your child will be  learning how to read using Essential Letters and Sounds. This is a phonics programme and supports your children to develop the skills and knowledge needed for reading. Please watch the below which will support you with the pronunciation of the phase 2 sounds:




Phase 2 Pronunciation

Phase 3 Pronunciation

Phase 5 Pronunciation