General Class Information
- PE is on Monday. To save time getting changed, pupils should now come in PE kit on Monday with a warm, plain sports hoody or jacket. The PE kit should consist of a red t-shirt, black shorts, and appropriate footwear (trainers or pumps).
- Please ensure you bring your book bag every day ready for reading.
- Homework is handed out each Friday and is due back by the following Thursday at the latest. It can be handed in on any of the weekdays and pupils will be shown where to put this on the first day. As pupils can complete (and hand-in) their homework before the Thursday deadline, homework that is not handed in by this deadline will be treated as late or incomplete regardless of whether it has been done and left at home.
- Spelling tests are each Thursday. You should practise your spellings every day as this helps to remember them. Try putting them into sentences to support your understanding of new vocabulary.
- A link to the school uniform can be found at the bottom of this page. Please ensure that pupils attend school in correct uniform as this will be enforced.
As mentioned above, homework is set on Friday and may be handed in on either the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday at the latest giving five opportunities for pupils to remember to hand it in. Regardless of the reason, homework handed in after this will be marked as late and pupils who do not have completed homework in school by the Friday morning will be required to complete it during their breaktime in accordance with KS2 school policy. In the event that homework is not set for some reason, a message will always be sent out on classdojo meaning that grown-ups will know whether there really is no homework or if their pupil has forgotten to bring it home.
As pupils are now in KS2, I would be expecting them to take responsibility for remembering their homework and for the quality of it. I expect them to take care of their homework books and use the same presentation that would be required in school. Ideally, pupils will use a pencil or black pen to complete their work as they would in school. A blue pen would also be fine although as teachers mark in this colour, it may make it harder to spot.
Homework is set in three parts:
- A formal piece of homework is set every other week which recaps on an element of learning. This is planned to be a recap and should not take more than 30 minutes to complete. If pupils are struggling with it, I recommend that they attend homework club on a Monday lunchtime where I can assist them with it.
- A set of spellings is set on an alternate week to the homework with the expectation that pupils will practice and learn these words. They will usually follow a rule which has been introduced in lessons on the previous week. A spelling test will take place on Friday and the results will be placed in pupil's homework books for you to see.
- Reading is possibly the most important part of your child's homelearning. Pupils should be encouraged to read as much as possible and should try to read upwards of four times a week to an adult at home.