'Work displayed in classrooms and corridoors is of a good quality, this includes extended homework'
Ofsted, June 2014
The school values the partnership between parents, teachers and pupils. It seeks to encourage pupils' own learning within their own environmment by expecting children to undertake homework tasks.
We ask parents/careers to read with their child at least 5 nights a week to encourage good reading habits and help with their speaking, writing and listening skills. This doesn't have to be long - just 10 minutes sometimes is all that's needed.
Children will also receive a Reading Diary, where you and your child can record how you feel about the reading activity each night. It is important to complete this, not only as a record of your child's reading, but it also sets a good example to your child/ren that parents/careers have responsibilities too! Details of the reading ladder used in school can be found on the library page, by clicking here.
As well as your child's reading, a list of phonic sounds and/or words will also be sent home every Friday to learn for the week. Children in Reception are also sent a weekly play based homework activity linked to one of the 7 areas of learning.
Children will be expected to continue reading most nights. They will also receive weekly key words to practice at home. Once a term, children will receive a 2 week project-based homework, which will be focused on the topic they are currently learning.
In addition to the reading, children will also receive homework every Friday, which will need to be handed in the following week. Project homework will also be set once a term and should be completed over a period of 2 weeks.
For further information on the homework policy, including a homework timetable, please read the Homework Policy.
Friday, 18 May 2017:
Weekly Cup Winners:
Recent Events in School
Including Mr Brewer's KS1 Challenge and the Tag Rugby Tournament.
Click here for details and photos.
Wed 24 May: Non-Uniform for UNICEF (£1 donation)
Fri 26 May: Break up for half term (3.15/3.20pm)
Mon 5 June: New term starts
Wed 7 June: Y5 Tank Museum Trip - 7.35am to 5.00pm
Thu 8 June: School closed for election (polling station)
Mon 12 Jun: Chestnut Tesco Trip
Wed 14 Jun: Lime Tesco Trip
Wed 14 Jun: Y3 Bristol Zoo Trip
Click here for more events.
School telephone number:
School Road, Calne,
Wiltshire, SN11 9UG