Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment. If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of any of our pupils please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Smith. Please see the safeguarding section of our website under Key Information > Safeguarding.
It is important that all children continue to read to and discuss texts with an adult on a regular basis. Children should read for twenty minutes every night. Reading records must be signed by an adult at least every third day to confirm that daily reading has been done. This should include the name of the book and the number of pages read.
If children have not read or forgotten to get their reading record signed, they will be asked to catch up with this reading at break times.
This year, we are continuing to use the accelerated reader programme in Years 3,4,5 & 6 which encourages all children to engage with a wide variety of texts from the library. Children will then have the opportunity to answer mini quizzes based on these books, allowing them to further develop comprehension skills and understanding. Year 5 children are expected to take out and return books to the library during their designated guided reading sessions each week.
Homework is given out on a weekly basis.
Spelling homework will be set on Monday and is expected to be completed for Thursday.
Maths homework will be set on a Monday and is expected to be completed for Thursday.
English homework will be set on a Thursday and is expected to be completed for Monday.
In addition to the set homework tasks, all children also have access to the 'TTRockstars' website. Children are challenged to learn their multiplication and division facts on their journey to becoming a 'Rock Legend'. Knowledge of times tables is vital as a foundation to all other maths learning.
Children will also have access to the 'Mathletics' website/app. Log in details can be found in the children's reading records. Mathletics activities are linked to the National Curriculum objectives the children are covering in school and provide an excellent opportunity to reinforce this learning at home. Activities generate new questions each time they are completed so children can complete these as frequently as they would like.