October 2017

October 2017

Dear Parents/Guardian

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)

Family Assembly

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

Yours sincerely








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………………….



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