Spellings are stuck into the children’s spelling records at the beginning of each term. A spelling overview for each half-term is provided, as well as weekly lists. Please ensure that children are remembering to practise, using the spelling strategies learned in class.
Spelling tests are carried out every Thursday morning. Expectations are that children score at least 8 or above (out of 12). Scores are tracked weekly as well as which spellings they got correct and incorrect.
Children need to read at home at least four times a week for 10 to 15 minutes at a time. When your child has read, please ensure it is recorded in their reading diary (by you or themselves). Children’s reading records are checked, against this expectation, by Mrs Bailey each Wednesday morning.
Please encourage your children to read a range of different genres and for a range of different purposes (as this forms part of their assessment): even if it is reading a bus timetable, reading something online as research or reading an information leaflet– it all counts as ‘reading’.
We will send regular Marvellous Me messages to keep you up-to-date with any imprtant information, as well as to celebrate children's amazing achievements, academically or socially.
If you do have any questions, then please talk to us at the end of the day, when we will be happy to help.