See below for weekly reminders.
Monday - Spelling Test and NEW Spellings given.
Tuesday - Horse Riding for specified group of children.
Wednesday - Homework due in.
Friday - Green Readers checked.
Homework given out.
Both English and Maths homework will be given out on Friday for children to complete in their homework books. These are expected back in school the following Wednesday. If homework is not returned, children will be expected to make up the work in their own time at break/lunch.
Children should bring their school reading book AND reading record with them everyday. Your child should be reading at least 5 times a week. This will ensure that your child is a Green Reader! Reading record will be checked on a Friday. If the whole class are Green Readers there will be a Green Party the following friday.
Please encourage your child to read at home and sign and/or comment on their reading if they read aloud. If they read another text other than their reading book, please indicate this in the record also.
Spelling will be given in line with the new curriculum every Friday. The children will be tested on these every Thursday.
As with the spellings, the expectation has changed for children to know their times tables. All children will need to know their tables up to 12x12 (ie. all tables to 12x, not just stop at 10x) by Year 4. Therefore, it is important this year that our Year 6's know their tables off by heart. You can help your child at home by chanting them, testing, playing 'mad minutes', putting tables up on walls and placing tables on bedroom, kitchen, even bathroom doors! You can also use online times tables games to help secure the tables.
Prayer and Worship
As part of our Catholic journey of faith at St. Mary's, we have our own list of prayers to learn and use in our daily worship both in class and at home. Prayer is a strong and powerful thing for a child; it is their own connection and time with God. As a class, we will gather together once a week as a time for collective worship, along with saying our traditional prayers daily. Prayer should be encouraged at home too, both individually and as a family. Also, Wednesday Word will be given out weekly; read this through and discuss the weeks' Gospel at home with your child.
We have PE on Mondays and Friday's, so please ensure your children have their full kit with them on those days. Also, children will need kit (including correct footwear) when attending after school sports clubs and matches.