Reading during the Summer Holidays (and beyond)!

As the Summer Holidays approach, we would like to encourage all children to continue reading throughout the break, so we have collated a few ways to keep up with your reading routines at home during the coming weeks.

Since the first lockdown, we have encouraged families to use the Oxford Owl website, which contains hundreds of free e-books. Parents will need to register, but it is all completely free and you can then access a variety of ebooks matching your child’s current levels: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

Another option is to sign-up to a paid book rental service. We have recently started using the Reading Chest and and we recommend it. Packages start at £10 a month, and that includes a selection of up to 6 books a month, posted to your address, in the appropriate reading level for your child. There are also packages available for families with multiple children, etc. More details can be found on https://www.readingchest.co.uk/prices-and-packages

Obviously, the local libraries are also currently open, although some services are operating on a reduced basis. To find out more about your local library, please visit: https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/libraries/find-a-library/

And don’t forget to sign-up to the annual Summer Reading Challenge! It is always great fun and the children love it. https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

It’s really important that the children keep reading regularly during their break. If you have any questions about helping your child with their reading, please contact your current or new Class Teacher and they will be happy to assist you.

 

Homework due back on Monday 17th May

Extra homework for Year 3: We have started exploring “being global citizens” in our PSHE lessons and the children have been asked to find something in their house that has made made or comes from a different country and make a note about it in their homework book, ready for our next PSHE lesson.Extra homework for Year 2: Children have been giving a couple of revision Maths worksheets, based on the work we are currently doing in class around “movements and turns”.

All children who have brought back their Homework books have had these now updated for next week.

  • Times table sheet (depending on child’s results from previous test).
  • Spellings (in Spellings book) – can also be found on Tiger Class Spellings page of our School website.

Assignments in Maths Shed and Spelling Shed – login details can be find in Homework books.

Times tables tests and Spelling tests will take place on Monday, as usual.