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Reading

Reading with and to your child every day will have a massive impact on their learning across the curriculum. As a whole school we are encouraging a love of reading and have purchased many new and exciting books to share and enjoy together. In class, we encourage the children to select their own books to enjoy with you at home in addition to a book chosen by the teacher. Please record your daily reading in the yellow books and include books you read from home. As much as possible, books that are finished will be changed every day. Quite often your child will want to read the same book again and again, which we encourage.

 

If you are able to spare some time at the start or end of the day, it would be fantastic to have some parent volunteers in school hearing the children read. Speak to Hayley in the office for more details. Thank you.

 

Home learning

Home learning books will go home weekly. The home learning grids are termly and the activities laid out on the grid can be completed by parents/carers and children together. There is additional space for other learning opportunities you may have outside of school e.g. a sketching trip to the local woods or a diary of your holiday. Please find the latest grid below.

 

We also have a display in the classroom for the children’s home learning which we look forward to filling with lots of topic-related projects the children share from home.

 

Spellings

The children are given their new spellings on a Monday. We practise writing these and talk about the spelling pattern for the week so they feel confident to go home and practise these ready for a quiz the following Monday. A copy of the spelling list is sent out attached to the weekly overview every Monday. When the children bring their home learning books home, they have an additional copy of the list as well as a related activity to help them practise.

Any questions about reading, home learning or spellings, feel free to pop in for a chat.