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- Last Updated: Friday, 02 October 2015 10:14
Key Information for Each Year Group
We have listed the key information and dates to help you with the organisation of the school week at home.
Reception - P.E. will take place every Wednesday morning. The children have access to the outdoor area during the school day, so please make sure your child comes to school with a coat now that the weather is changing and where possible, a pair of wellington boots to wear whilst outside.
Year 1 - 1OP have P.E. on Thursday and outdoor P.E. on a Friday. 1RS have Dance on a Wednesday and outdoor P.E. on Friday.
1OP and 1RS homework is given on a Friday and to be returned the following Monday. 1OP & 1RS have spellings given on a Friday to be learnt by the following Friday. 1OP reading books will be changed on a Wednesday and 1RS reading books will be changed on a Friday. You can also visit the Library before and after school if you would like your child's book changing more regularly. Children are expected to read 5 times a week.
Year 2 - 2AH P.E. takes place on a Monday, and spellings are sent out on a Friday to be tested the following Friday. 2BH have P.E. either on a Wednesday or a Friday, homework is sent out on a Friday each week.
Year 3 - P.E. takes place on a Thursday afternoon, and homework is sent home each Friday of the week, spellings are sent out on a Friday to be tested the following week, children are expected to read daily.
Year 4 - Indoor P.E. each Thursday and outdoor P.E. each Friday, spellings are given out Friday, a test will take place the following Friday. MyMaths homework is available online on a Friday of each week, this will be due the following Thursday (children have opportunity to complete in school if there is no access to ICT at home) Reading at least 5 times a week with an adult (adult to comment and sign learning log). Practise times tables at least 5 times per week.
Year 5 - 5PB have dance o a Wednesday, P.E. on Thursday. 5FC have Dance on a Wednesday & P.E. on Monday. 5SC have Dance on a Wednesday and P.E. on Tuesday. Homework is set each Friday and the children must read daily.
Year 6 - English homework is set and due back on a Monday, Tuesday is times table test day. On a Wednesday spellings are given and the children are tested on last week's. On Thursday Maths homework is given out and the previous week's is collected in. Friday is P.E. day (we will be going outside so they may wish to have black or blue jogging bottoms). For the first term only they will also need their P.E. kit on a Thursday for Dance.
At all levels, learning English is about learning to use language to express, explore and communicate our thoughts ideas and feelings with others. We do this through speaking, listening, reading and writing and getting better at English means making progress in each of these areas. Children do not usually make progress at the same rate in speaking, listening, reading and writing. In their early years, for example, most children are better speakers and listeners than readers and writers. This is important as early skills with spoken language underpin the development of reading and writing. However, speaking, listening, reading and writing are closely interrelated. So, for example, effective speakers and writers take account of their listeners and readers because they are hoping to interest or influence them.
Talking to your child is crucial in helping to make progress in all aspects of English. Questioning, prompting, responding (whether the focus is on reading, writing, speaking or listening) are all important in helping your child to build on what they can already do. Talk with your child in a relaxed, informal way and make their language learning a part of everyday life.
At all levels learning Maths is about solving problems using key processes such as:
- looking for patterns and relationships between numbers
- making sense of and checking information
- communicating and presenting Maths using words and diagrams, for example, graphs and symbols
- reasoning and developing mathematical arguments
Progression in Maths involves using and applying these processes and skills in mathematics lessons across the whole school curriculum and in everyday life. To do this children need to understand key elements such as number, geometry, measures and statistics. As a mathematical problem-solver, your child should learn and use skills such as: