Reading records and reading books are checked weekly. 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 comprehension. Reading records must be in school every Thursday.
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. Spelling is taught in class in addition to English. Lists are based on the National Curriculum with weekly sound patterns and technical words. 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.
Handwriting & Pace
Neat, joined fluent handwriting is strongly encouraged, as is the importance of pace. Handwriting will be modelled in your child’s home learning handwriting book.