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- Last Updated: Friday, 15 September 2017 14:28
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 - PE days are Monday and Wednesday. Homework will be sent out on a Friday and is due in on a Wednesday. Could children please have a suitable coat and wellies in school every day as we access the outside area in all weathers!
Year 1 - have P.E. on Tuesdays. They have reading and sight vocabulary work for homework each day. Children are expected to read 5 times a week and if you need your child to change their book ,please leave in the baskets provided in each classroom, together with their logs in the morning. A member of staff will change them before the end of the school day. If your child reads from the library selection, they will be able to change their own book during the school day.
Year 2 - We have dance on a Wednesday and PE on a Friday but please ensure that your child has their (indoor and outdoor) PE kit in school at all times. Homework will be set on a Friday to be completed by the following Friday. Spelling tests and times tables tests will also be on a Friday. In addition to this, please read with your child every day.
Year 3 - Year 3 PE takes place on a Tuesday and dance on Thursday. Homework, spelling, English and maths will be set on a Friday for return the following Friday. Spelling tests are also on Fridays. We also encourage the children to read to an adult each day which should be recorded in their learning log.
Year 4 - P.E. each Wednesday and Friday. Spellings are given out Friday, a test will take place the following Friday. MyMaths homework is available online on a Thursday 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). Reading at the weekend will be rewarded with Dojos. Practise times tables at least 5 times per week.for a weekly times table test. Reading, spellings and times tables are the daily homework and a project related to the theme will be set each term.
Year 6 - This term, the children have been given new homework books and these need to be brought into school daily please. Spelling and grammar homework, which is set and due back on a Monday, will be recorded in these books. MyMaths homework is given out on a Friday, which is completed online. If access to a computer is tricky, the children are able to use the ICT suite at lunchtime every day. The children need to continue with their daily reading (recorded in their learning logs) and times tables practice and they will be completing accelerated reader quizzes in school when they finish each book. Please come to school prepared with a black pen and pencil, and ensure your P.E. kit is in school all week. This term, both Year 6 classes will have dance on a Wednesday and 6RLD will swim on a Thursday.
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: