Welcome to a new school year.
Reading is invaluable to develop your child’s knowledge of the world, imagination, vocabulary, understanding of punctuation and lots more. It is therefore advisable that they read for twenty minutes at least five evenings. Even though your child is older and may be a fluent reader it is still important that they read to an adult and discuss the themes and characters of the book. Please sign your child’s reading log at least five times per week. Your child will be allotted a day when their reading journal will be checked.
Spellings will be given out on Mondays and tested on the following Monday. The children will have a set to take home and practise and a set to learn in school. Your child’s spellings will be tailored to their individual needs and should be practised in sentences to ensure the meaning is understood.
English grammar homework will be set each Friday to consolidate the teaching over the course of the week.
Maths homework will be set by Mr Barry three times per week to consolidate concepts taught that day. It will be expected to be competed for the following session.
Children will be invited to booster groups for both reading and writing. These will take place in the mornings and start at eight o’clock with Mr Barry and Mrs Taylor. Please check your child’s bag and return the slip.
P.E. will take place on a Friday. Please ensure your child has suitable footwear in school - black pumps or trainers.
Our Class Saint
Maximilian Kolbe had a vision of Mary when he was 12 years old. In 1928, Maximilian Kolbe was ordained as a priest and continued to promote Mary throughout Poland. He opened a monastery but it was shut down and he was sent to Auschwitz. It was here that Maximilian Kolbe volunteered to die in place of a man with a family.
His feast day is celebrated on 15th August, the same day as the Assumption of Mary.
During our visit to the Spiritan centre Father David and Sharon made us very welcome. In the morning, we had the opportunity to meditate and have a break from the rush of everyday life. We also played games such as evolution which helped build our team work. Whilst there we learnt how different people’s lives can be and how some people struggle for water each day. We played a game that allowed us to experience some of the frustrations they experience and gave us chance to empathise with them. The day was thoroughly enjoyable and all children were a credit to the school.