Your child will be asked to do a small amount of homework each week. As well as reinforcing what they have learnt in class, homework helps your child to develop a sense of responsibility towards his or her own learning.
Workshops will be held at the start of the Autumn term to explain our Reading scheme and homework further.
Reading plays an important part in every child’s learning. We ask you as a parent to support us by encouraging your child to read. We have a graded home reading scheme whereby a book is sent home on a regular basis to share with parents. In addition, the school has an excellent supply of reading books to share and the children are regularly encouraged to take library books home in addition to the reading scheme. These books are available from a wide range of genres and popular authors. Pupils are also encouraged to visit the library on a Tuesday or Thursday lunchtime to change their library books.
If you would like advice or support on helping your child with their reading or homework, please see your child’s class teacher.
The targets we set your child, on a half-termly basis, are usually chosen from end of the year target statements or from the statements from the year above.
We believe that by setting challenging targets we are following the school’s aim. This does mean though that not all children will meet their target but will make good progress towards them. If you would like to discuss this further, please contact your child’s class teacher in the first instance who will be more than happy to elaborate further on these.