Thursday, 24 March 2016

Year Four Reading

Next term we are hoping to help with the nightly struggle of reading, and encourage the children to take on the responsibility of reading at home. The children will need to read three times a week at least and get three signatures a week from parents or carers. If, when the reading diaries are checked, there are no signatures or less than three they will lose parts of their golden time.

For most children this will not be any different from what usually happens, however for others we know that the nightly battles can be exhausting. We are hoping that this will encourage the children to be more independent with their reading and will actively come and ask to read to you.

We suggest that they read for a minimum of 10 minutes, but obviously longer is greatly encouraged. Once your child has read for a bit, it is good for the children to discuss the book with you, and you can see how much they have understood from their reading. Also encourage your child to ask you about any words they do not understand and to write them in the box in their reading diaries for vocabulary vulture. This will help towards 'Boris the Book Worm'.

The children know about this new reading rule, and they know that six signatures should be in their diaries for when they come back to school (3 per week).

Below is a link that has some good questions you can ask before/during/after reading with your child.

Have a very Happy Easter and see you in the Summer term. Bring on the sunshine!

Year Four Roman Projects

The year four Roman projects were really very impressive. Well done to the children for all their hard work and thank you parents for all your support.

Year For Design Technology

Year Four have been designing and making carts. They had to carry a cream egg, be no bigger than an A4 piece of paper, and it had to roll on its own.
Have a look at what they created.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

A Message from the School Council

SPS school council are taking part in a national competition:
Watch our video for our 'Go Outside' campaign:

We would love you to join us outside!  Take part in our '5 Awesome Outdoor Adventures' over the Easter holidays and bring us photos of you taking part.  Every photo we receive will be displayed in the school and participants will receive a special sticker.  Have fun!