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** On the occasion of Queen Elizabeth's funeral on Monday 19th September 2022, School will be closed as part of the National Bank Holiday. School will reopen on Tuesday 20th September 2022 as normal ** As we are using Email to communicate information home, can ALL Parents please ensure that we are kept up to date with email addresses, we would hate you to miss out on important information ** Please ensure any changes of mobile phone numbers for Parents or emergency contacts are passed on to the School Office **

Weekly Homework


As in the autumn term, your child will bring home reading books and phonics

homework every week. The shared reading books give the children an opportunity to practise their reading skills with support from an adult as necessary, it also provides a chance to talk about they have read with an adult. The books can be read multiple times during the week giving the children the chance to recognise unfamiliar words and build up their confidence when reading independently. 


We ask that every child aims to read at home at least 3 times a week for around ten minutes each time. Please continue to also practise the phonics books which help to consolidate our class learning, and the phonics homework sheets that are sent home in the reading folders weekly. 

The children are now quite familiar with the phonic sheets, so as an extra activity they can write a sentence using one or two words from the list on the sheet. We are continuing to practise writing sentences in class using the conjunction 'and' or 'because'.


The weekly spellings lists are in a blue book in each child’s plastic homework wallet. The children will have a week to learn the spellings for a test the following Thursday. 

Please keep the blue book in the wallet every day. There is also a practise sheet (with an explanation) to help with learning. We would really appreciate your help in encouraging the children to learn these common words. Knowing how to spell them really improves their level of writing.


Thank you for your continuing support,

Mrs O'Connell and Mrs Al-Noah