Reading records and reading books are checked before Guided Reading sessions. We provide opportunities for the children to change their reading books after checking that the records are signed. Children are expected to read at home regularly.
Guided reading – every child is heard read at least once a week. Although reading ability and enjoyment continues to be important, we will be focusing on developing your child’s inference skills.
Please support your child by asking questions about their reading and hearing them read or read together.
Spellings are given to the children on Friday as part of their weekly Home Learning task. The children are given opportunities throughout the week to learn them, find definitions and write them in context. Spellings are based on the Read, Write Inc school scheme with weekly sound patterns, technical words, personal errors such as common words, homophones alongside the statutory spellings. The children are then tested on these words the following Friday.
Please support your child in learning the rules and patterns, extending them by looking at other words with the same patterns, using them in writing tasks and developing dictionary skills. All spelling lists should be kept in the children’s Home Learning folders.
Handwriting & Pace
Neat, joined fluent handwriting is strongly encouraged, as is the importance of pace. Please use the handwriting policy as guidance to letter formation.