Reading and Learning Journals

13th January 2017
Reading Journals Key Stage 2 (Year 3 – 6)
In future English homework will be completed in the children’s new Reading Journals. It is hoped these books will become a record of the children’s enjoyment of reading and the progress they make.
Each week the children will be given a category of task by their teacher. Each category has a selection of tasks available. The children will then be allowed to choose which task they wish to undertake. These tasks should be based upon a book the child is currently reading. How the pupils complete the task is left to them to decide allowing pupils more independence and the ability to show initiative. We hope the children will be creative and the books will become a colourful and memorable record of their reading over the year and something of which they will be proud.
Pupils should still continue to have their reading records signed. Maths homework will continue to be a mix of online and written tasks. We hope these changes will provide the pupils with inspiring and engaging learning opportunities for the family to share. If you have any queries about the above please speak to your child’s teacher or Mrs Baxter. We would welcome any comments on these changes.
 
Learning Journals Key Stage 1 – (Year 1 and 2)
Pupils in Year 1 and 2 will receive an English and Maths task each week. One of these will be an online task and the other a task which requires a written response. The tasks will alternate from week to week. Pupils will still receive spellings and reading books and parents are asked to continue to sign when they have read with their children.
 
We hope these changes will provide the pupils with inspiring and engaging learning opportunities for the family to share. If you have any queries about the above please speak to your child’s teacher or Mrs Baxter. We would welcome any comments on these changes