Year of the book and other bits and bobs

Year of the Book and other bits and bobs

Welcome back!  I do hope everyone had a lovely summer.  As you know, this is our ‘Year of the Book’ and we are all ready with lots of new ideas and our Cross Curricular Week in January will be focused on reading.


Reading Photographs

We have lots of photographs of reading in unusual places.  We will be putting these up all around the school, so do look out for them on Open Morning.


We are asking for all the photographs to be in on Monday so if you haven’t quite made it – you’ve got the weekend.


Open Mornings

We look forward to welcoming you all for our Open Mornings.  It’s from 9:00-10:00am so pop in and meet your child’s new teacher and see what we are all up to:


Year 3              -           Friday 19th September

Year 4              -           Wednesday 17th September

Year 5              -           Tuesday 16th September

Year 6              -           Monday 15th September

Date Cards

Hopefully you will all have got a copy of the new date card.  If you need another one, there are some left at the hatch in the office.



As I mentioned before the holidays, we have a new Homework Policy.  All homework will focus on core skills and pre-learning – getting ready for the new lessons.  As a result, each child will have:

  • Reading five times a week;
  • Spelling five times a week;
  • A times tables activity – supporting your child to learn their tables;
  • One other piece of homework – this might be Maths, Literacy or topic work.  It might be an activity on the computer (tablet, smart phone), research or a piece of written work.  It will be varied. 


Could you please sign the homework book once the activity has been completed.


Don’t forget we have Homework Hotel for those children who don’t have internet access or need help with their homework – details will be on the Club Timetable when it is sent out.



Reading Prompts

This week, you will receive a reading prompt card which will support Parents/Carers when you are listening to your children read.  The different types of questions match the skills we teach in school.  Hopefully you will find this really useful.


School Improvement Plan

Each year we focus on four different areas.  The full plan is on the website but our priorities are:

  1. Year of the Book – developing reading;
  2. Maths – practical maths and timestables;
  3. SEN – introducing a new code of practise;
  4. Developing outstanding teachers and learning eg. Psychology for Children and the new curriculum.


We are really looking forward to the new term; building on all the successes of last year.


If you want to talk to me about any of the topics above, please feel free to pop in to see me.

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