Reading - Hearing your child read can be difficult at this age, but as often as possible, ask your child questions about their reading book, challenge them to predict what will happen next and ask them to summarise what they have read so far. We are aiming for your child to read at home for 15 minutes, 5 times a week. Reading is tracked electronically for volume and comprehension success and discussed with your child each Friday. A minimum of 100 pages and a pass-mark of 80% quiz scores are expected.
Spellings - these will be issued each Tuesday then tested on the following Monday. Handwriting practice sheets will contain the spelling list and are to be completed and returned for the Monday morning test. The school uses 'Spelling Frame' which supports the children's learning and this should be completed each week.
Maths - activities will be allocated weekly, using 'IXL.' Building effective routines now to ensure that homework is completed will ease the transition to Secondary school when the expectation is much greater.
In preparation for our SATs in May, practise test material will be sent home in addition to the weekly expectations.
Important Spring Dates
Wednesday 3rd January - Return to school Spring 1
Friday 9th February - End of Spring 1 term