At Primrose Hill we believe that a quality English curriculum should develop children’s love of reading, writing and oracy. A key priority is teaching children to read, enabling them to both read for pleasure but also learn, understand and unlock the world around them through comprehension. We recognise the importance of nurturing a culture where children are engaged and take pride in their writing, can write clearly and accurately and use vocabulary and ideas from reading to enhance their writing. We recognise the valuable contribution parents make to their child’s reading development. Children at Primrose Hill will bring home individual reading books which will be changed in a regular age appropriate way as well as a read aloud at home text. The read aloud at home texts are intended to be shared with your child (either read to your child or with them) to develop their love of reading.
Each child is given a reading day in school. On this day an adult in school will read with your child and their books will be changed. Please ensure your child has their reading book in school everyday especially their reading book day. If you are uncertain when your child's day is please ask and I can tell you. Children are able to change their reading books at least twice per week on a Tuesday and Friday but can of course change them more frequently as required.
All teachers at Primrose Hill highly value the positive contribution that parents make and the support they provide for their child’s education. We are keen to ensure that weekly homework is focused on developing key skills, knowledge and understanding in Reading, Writing and Maths. School has invested heavily in many online learning platforms which you will be familiar with and we are keen to utilise these to support children in their development of key skills. We also acknowledge the importance of children being able to complete their homework independently and recognise that time limitations are a factor for many of our families when completing homework. Children will be set age appropriate online learning tasks weekly by their teacher. If children are unable to complete these at home, provision will be made for them to be completed in school. A half termly Learning Log task will be sent home at the end of each half term which provides the opportunity for children to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of their topic in a creative way.
Every day children take part in Wake Up Shake Up. To allow the PE curriculum to be covered each class will have at least one but maybe two lessons per week.
PE kit - Children should always have an appropriate indoor and outdoor kit in school. Indoor kit should consist of black/navy shorts and a white t-shirt. Where possible lesson will take place using our outdoor spaces therefore it is important that children also have kit suitable for outdoor PE. This should consist of black/navy tracksuit bottoms and a jumper/hoodie. Appropriate footwear should be worn at all times; pumps for indoor PE and trainers for outdoor PE.
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