All children are expected to read with an adult every night. Parents/carers should sign their child's reading diary to show that reading has been completed. These are checked by class teachers every morning and are also used to support home/school communication: parents and teachers use the diaries to write messages in.
Children in every year group receive spelling homework on a Monday as part of a lesson to teach the spelling pattern of the week. They are able to select from a 'menu' of practice activities and these are completed in their spelling homework book. Books are returned by the Friday of the same week when spelling tests take place.
Homework is set on a Monday to be returned on the following Monday. In exceptional circumstances, where a child is unable to complete their homework, a note should be included in their reading diary.
hese are open--nded tasks linked to a science, history or geography topic. Children take great pride in producing models, booklets, posters and PowerPoint presentations. The standard of work is of a very high standard and never ceases to amaze the staff!