It is important that all children continue to read to and discuss texts with an adult on a regular basis.
Please sign home school records weekly and listen to your child read as often as possible, focusing on expression and fluency (as a storyteller). Children should bring in their home school record on their Guided Reading day.
Guided Reading – every child is heard reading at least once a week. Although reading ability and enjoyment continues to be important, the main focus will be to develop comprehension skills, in particular inference & deduction skills, author language choices and providing evidence.
Please support your child by asking questions involving the above skills. A list of useful questions can be found on the school website under Guided Reading Support
Spelling lists are given to the children at the beginning of each half term. The children are given opportunities throughout the week to learn them, find definitions and write them in context etc. Spellings are based on spelling patterns/rules, personal errors such as common words and topic words. The children are then tested on these lists of words on Fridays.
Handwriting & Pace
Neat, joined fluent handwriting is strongly encouraged, as is the importance of pace when writing. Children should write in blue pen or pencil.