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I hope this helps inform you of some of the routines and expectations in class.
* Reading logs are used. The children write down what they read and these are tallied up. They are kept in schools and filled in for the previous day. It is really important that the children continue to read to develop their vocabulary.
* Our P.E slots are on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. However, a sensible rule of thumb is to bring in PE kit (a change of top and bottoms as well as suitable footwear) on a Monday and take it home on a Friday. If they forget kit they are given work to do instead.
* Homework is handed out every Friday and it is expected back on Friday the following week. There will often be two pieces. There will be spares in class if they lose them. In order to help them prepare for the workload in secondary schools I believe they should be able to meet this deadline. The amount of time they take ranges from 20 mins to an hour in total.
* We test their times tables and spellings on a Friday. They will have some time to study in class but this is something that should be done at home as well. Little but often works best. Please contact me if you want advice on how best to support your child in this.
Mrs Smithson is in class Monday-Wednesday, as well as being in school but out of class for the rest of the week. Mrs Chester takes the class Thursday and Friday.
Children have produced lovely high quality pieces on teams and team work skills for their initial homework.
This week (19/09/19) we are asking the children to start a reading challenge (copy available below) designed to widen the range of their reading materials. Books are available from the school library. If children do have books or magazines at home that they have finished with, and would be suitable for a year 6 class library, we would be very grateful for donations.