Across the school, we strongly encourage our children to read regularly and to develop their reading skills. We do this so that, as they become accomplished decoders, they move on to appreciate and reflect on text at a deeper level. Fostering this deeper understanding is developed alongside accessing increasingly challenging texts.
Children in every year group read every day. To help parents support their child in developing their reading skills, a help sheet can be found on the back page of each child’s home learning book. It is expected that parents and carers sign and comment in their child’s reading record each time their child reads at home.
The national curriculum expects all children to know and recall all their times table facts up to 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4. Times tables is therefore a focus for home learning and reinforcement.
If the school is forced to fully or partially close for any reason we are committed to providing children with quality learning opportunities from home. Remote learning is delivered using a combination of on-line resources, live lessons through Microsoft Teams and printed resource packs.