Reading: Your child reads in class with an adult every day as part of their phonics programme. They also take home a book to share with parents and carers. Please read this with your child as often as you can, preferably at least 4 times a week. Regular practise in extremely important in helping your child develop their recognition of sounds and letters and understanding of different text-types.
Books will be changed when they have been read, so please remember to write a comment in the journal so we know the book has been finished. Please feel free to write in any other comments that you need to.
Homework: Children will be set weekly homework tasks on a Friday. These may be maths, spelling or topic based activities. Homework should be returned the following Thursday.
Children will also take home a set of words from their Read Write Inc phonics books to practice every week. Please practise these with the children as it will really help children with their vocabulary, speed and fluency in reading.
As well as weekly homework, children will also have a half termly homework project which may be set at the beginning or towards the end of a half term.
P.E.: Class 13 have PE twice a week. This is on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure your child has the full PE kit to enable them to participate fully in the activities. If your child wears earrings, for health and safety reasons please ensure they remove them for PE or they are covered with tape, provided by home. PE kits will be sent home at the end of each half term.
Behaviour: Our whole school behaviour policy encourages children to take responsibility for their behaviour and make positive choices. Good behaviour and effort are rewarded with credits, certificates and special events, such as non-uniform and activity days throughout the year. Every week one child from each class will be awarded a learning leaf for conduct, perseverance, progress or attainment in our whole school celebration assembly. In class we use a sun-cloud-rainbow system where the children’s name will be put depending on their behaviour choices (cloud if they are given a warning, rainbow if they have done something exceptional). We would like to share their successes with you so if your child brings a rainbow slip home please ask them how they got it and celebrate it with them.