Happy New Year and I hope all had a fantastic Christmas break. The children have returned refreshed and our attendance has been excellent. We have concentrated on reading this week and I have highlighted the importance of your children reading at home and in school and I have reminded them to enter an entry in their reading diaries. We looked at a comprehension together and have completed several sessions of reading over the week.
In Literacy, we looked at ‘Discussion’ and their respective features and in Maths we looked at ‘Position and Direction’ – we continue with both themes next week. In RE, we looked at the Jewish creation story, we looked at coding in IT and in Music we started learning ‘Happy’. The children had an extra PE session on Friday afternoon and they will have another, led by Mike Edwards, on Monday. The children are aware of this but should they forget their kit I will ask our office to contact you to inform you that your child couldn’t take part due to their lack of kit.
Homework has changed in so much as previous homework was optional and theme related. We have had some great model bridges and I look forward to seeing the completed art work from the last half term. Homework with effect from this week until SATs becomes mandatary. The homework set will follow what we cover in class and acts as great revision. The completion of homework is very important as the only person it will benefit directly is your child. If they struggle please ask them to come and see me but not on the day it is due to be handed in as that will be too late for me to help. The homework needs to be completed in their new books. Each child has 6 books, these cost £4 each – if your child mislays them we can not afford to replace them so please ensure they look after them. The homework shouldn’t take more than an hour each week and is good practise for when they go to Secondary where homework features strongly.
In the event of any queries please see me or call the office and I will contact you by return. Thank you, as always, for your continued support and assistance in helping your child reach their full potential. I’ll publish our curriculum coverage intention for the term early next week.
Have a great weekend.