● Home reader books are changed Mondays although the library is open every lunchtime. Please write in your child’s reading record book how they read. We will hear your child in read in school to assess their progress. Reading is essential to progress so please try and hear your child read as often as possible Thank you for your continued support.
● Homework will be sent home the first week of each term and will be linked to our current topic in class. There will be a choice of which homework challenges your child would like to complete and will need to be returned by the due date so they can be shared in class.
● Spellings will be sent home on a Thursday in your child’s spelling book and they will complete a short test the following Thursday. Please support your child in learning these words.
● Mathletics Your child has their log in details in their reading record. Maths homework is set weekly and is often linked to what we have been learning in school that week. The children will receive certificates when they achieve a certain amount of points which we will celebrate in school. This will help develop your child’s numeracy skills and mental maths.
● Purple Mash Purple Mash is an online resource which we are using to teach Computing this year. The children can access all the resources that they use in school, at home! It is a very useful tool and it is parent friendly. It has tutorial videos to help parents understand what their child needs to do.
● PE The children will be doing PE on Friday (term 5 & 6 Swimming)
● Principal Award Every Friday, children’s work is celebrated in assembly. The adults in the class will choose a child who will be our star of the week and who will receive a certificate.
● Busters reading club Children need to read for at least 20 minutes every Wednesday and need to record it on their book mark ONLY on Wednesday night. Any other reading that week must be recorded in their contact book. Please make a big effort to get this done as the children are rewarded with lovely prizes and it encourages reading.
● Please return letters or reply slips in your child’s book bag. The children are encouraged to hand them in to a class adult in the morning.
● Please ensure water bottles and belongs are clearly labelled.
Pupils are given many high quality opportunities to develop their curiosity and creativity. They are encouraged to use their imagination, for example when thinking of ways to praise a friend, and are taught to respect the feelings and viewpoints of others.
Pupils are engaged and motivated by the way teachers present and teach the well-planned curriculum. This not only ensures that good learning takes place but makes a strong contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Teaching assistants make a strong contribution to the good learning taking place, especially when pupils with special educational needs are taught in small groups outside the classroom. They work in very close partnership with teachers and bring an additional range of helpful skills and experiences into the classrooms.