We are nearly at the end of the first half-term for 2017-2018. I hope that you feel that your child has settled well into their new class.
Working Together on a Key Area for the School: Reading
Reading is at the core of the curriculum and it is an area that we, as a school need to work on – particularly as the standard expected is now much higher. Our first consultation evening is to discuss reading in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 on Wednesday 18th October 3.30-6.00pm.
It is vital that children read for half an hour minimum for a least three times a week. In view of this a new homework approach will be taken from after half-term so that pupils concentrate on the basics – reading, learning tables and spelling with a termly ‘challenge’ to enthuse and extend pupils! (letter to follow).
Understanding Reading and How To Help Your Child
I have also organised some ‘Understanding Reading’ sessions for parents, to be run by a consultant in Primary School Reading. There will be two meetings in the first instance – one for Year 3 and 4 and another for Years 5 & 6. They will clearly explain the role of parents and will give practical help. Both meetings will show the expectation for Year 6 in national tests. The meetings will be on Friday 3rd November for Year 5 and 6 at 9.30am (after family assembly) up to one hour Friday 3rd November at 2.30pm for Years 3 and 4. (Please fill in the slip overleaf. Sessions are free of charge)
From half-term family assembly will be every 2 weeks and not weekly as follows:-
Friday 3rd November: No Family Assembly: Reading Meetings.
Friday 10th November: Open Morning 9.15am – 11am.
Friday 17th November: Family Assembly: Children In Need.
Friday 24th November: Family Assembly – (non-uniform for tombola prize Winter Fair)
Friday 1st December: No Family Assembly
Friday 8th December: Family Assembly
Friday 15th December: No Family Assembly and last day of term.
Pizza Hut Reward
1 day religious observance will not affect the Pizza Hut reward; any other absence is authorised or unauthorised.
We break up for half-term on Friday 20th October and return to school on Tuesday 31st October
Reading Meetings Year 5 and 6
I will/will not be attending the meetings on Friday 3rd November at 9.30 for Years 5 and Year 6 parents.
Child’s Name……………………… Class…………….. Signed………………….
Reading Meetings Year 3 and 4
I will/will not be attending the meeting on Friday 3rd November at 2.30 for Years 3 and Year 4 parents.
Child’s Name…………………… Class……………………. Signed………………….