Thank you to all of the infant parents who have been patient whilst we have been updating our infant reading scheme. It has taken a while to sort out the old books and establish how many new books we needed to order. We have a mixture of reading scheme books e.g. Oxford Reading Tree, Project X, Bug Club etc. as well as a range of ‘real’ books. The books in the scheme have now been book banded. Information about book bands can be found on the website below.
Over the summer holidays please encourage your children to read for their own enjoyment (see previous post about The Big Friendly Read).
Last week the children took home a leaflet about The Big Friendly Read.
The summer reading challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign up at your local library, then read six library books of your choice to complete the challenge. There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, and it’s FREE to take part! Just contact your local library. Visit the link below to find out which libraries are participating!
The Summer Reading Challenge website helps you keep track of your reading all year round: find new books to read, take part in competitions and play games.
There are also a variety of other activities being held at local libraries during the school holidays. Sutton Central library offers play dough for nursery age children, phonics club for reception age children and Summer journal writing for older children. Pick up a leaflet at the library for a detailed list of events happening over the summer holidays.
Just a reminder that during celebration evening there will be a Schloastic Book Fair in The Studio from 3.30pm – 5.30pm. At this book fair we get 100% commission so for every penny spent we get the same amount back for school books. There are a lot of great books to choose from so please come along and visit!
Thank you for attending the recent Reception to Year 1 transition meeting. If you were unable to attend, or would like to remind yourself of the information presented, please see the attachment below.
R to Y1 Transition Meeting 2016
Thank you for attending the recent Year 2 to Year 3 transition parent workshop. Below is a copy of the presentation for your information.
Year 2 to 3 Transition Workshop
Next week, we will be re-organising the infant reading scheme (more information to follow!) However, this may mean that KS1 reading books won’t be changed until later in the week. If your child’s book needs changing please encourage them to select a book from the class book corner or there are plenty of e-books online (see link below.) Thank you in advance, for your patience.
Please see the link below for a brief summary of the spelling requirements for the KS1 and KS2 National Curriculum. Spelling and phonics lessons are taught across the school each week. The document includes the spelling rules and example words – which may be useful to use to support spelling at home.
Visit the website below for suggested reading lists for Years 3 – 6. The book lists contain a range of suitable titles for all abilities within different age groups. The website also contains links to nominated books for recognised literature awards which may help you to decide which book to read next!
Choosing a book is an adventure in itself … so why not inspire a young bookworm to choose their next favourite book from a pile as tall as them?
One lucky young reader will receive a selection of age-appropriate bookish delights from the home of David Walliams, Michael Morpurgo and Holly Smale.
To enter to win this spectacular prize, simply fill in the form on the website below. This competition will end on Thursday 2nd June 2016. Please see our terms and conditions here.
Congratulations to the whole of Year 5 for their fabulous performances today. It was so lovely to see every child play their part with enthusiasm, pride and such confidence!
The quantity and quality of learning that has taken place is just fantastic, and we hope that many of the children will have been inspired by Tim Peake and the team, and might consider a career in Europe’s space agency! (ESA)
If you would like to further your learning, please visit the ESA website. There is an excellent children’s section. Visit the website here
Jo Fox, our ESERO Space Ambassador, was particularly excited to hear of Year 5’s achievements. Well done to everyone involved, and thank you to both of our fabulous audiences for your support!
Mrs Wright 🙂