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St Mary’s C of E Primary School

‘Learning for Life’

Children are encouraged at all ages to take work home to develop learning further.  We hope they will share this with you and that you will take an interest or even lend a helping hand. In this way, good progress can be achieved with spelling, reading, etc. 

Pupils will be expected to read at home most nights (5 times a week). All pupils will have a reading record for this to be recorded in and will have the opportunity to bring home a book from school that matches their reading abilities. Comments on reading by both parents and class teachers can be entered in these books.

As well as this, all year groups have a weekly comprehension or phonics book. Children are assigned a page a week (Thursday) and these are marked in school the following week (Thursday). Thursday is also the day that class teachers will be looking to see how many times a child has read in their record. 

Online websites such as Numbots, Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed,  have tasks assigned to the children each week. There is an expectation that children spend some time on these sites across the week, which is monitored by the class teacher. Rewards are given out for children's progress on these sites.  

On entry to school parents receive a Home-School document which outlines the responsibilities of the school, parents and child to support all working together for the best for each child.