Homework will be set to enhance and consolidate children’s learning. This will be given out on Thursday and must be returned by the following Tuesday. Each piece of homework returned on time earns one hundred square. If the children have any problems, please encourage them to come and speak to an adult as soon as possible. I run ‘homework clinics’ on request to address any problems. We also go through homework as a class on Wednesdays.
We encourage the children to adopt a love of reading across a wide range of text types. In addition to texts read in Reading for Understanding, English and other curriculum areas, children will have a reading book which they should read at home, and record in their school planner. Please support children in their reading at home (which, in addition to books, can include comics, e-books, magazines, newspapers, leaflets etc.) Please can children aim to read at least 3 times a week at home and have their planner signed by an adult. This will have huge impact on children’s progress, both in reading and writing.
As you know, spellings will be tested, and new spellings set, each Monday. Not only should children learn the spelling of the word, but discuss the meaning with an adult. Your support in this is greatly appreciated.
On Monday, the children will need to bring in an adventurous word, to place on our word of the week board, in order to help them to improve their vocabulary.
Many thanks for your support.