Each week the children will receive a set of spellings to practise for the following week. They will receive their spellings on a Friday and will be tested the following Friday. They will bring home their marked paper for you to look at with them at home - make sure to praise them lots for their hard work!
Please could you encourage your child to practise their spellings throughout the week by sounding out, saying and writing the words. You could also ask them to write the words in sentences to practise using them in their writing.
We expect all children to be using Doodle Maths at least 3 times a week, for 15 minutes at a time - this should keep them in the 'green zone'. This helps children to rehearse their maths skills in a new context - and we have seen great progress from the children who use the app regularly.
Your child will change their reading book once per week. Please take the time to read the book at home with them 3 times in the week. The first read, focus on decoding (working out what the words say). The second time, focus on comprehension (asking questions to challenge your child's understanding of the book). The third time, focus on prosody (expression). Model reading each sentence with good expression before asking your child to copy you.