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Irk Valley Community School


The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.



Weekly homework will be given out on Fridays on Google Classroom and is expected to be returned to school before the following Wednesday. Your child may expected to learn Maths facts (such as times tables) and spellings every week for a small test. Learning these will help to improve your child’s memory and will support their progress in class.



Please ensure that your child reads for at least 10 minutes a day, and where possible, is listened to by an adult.


What do parents need to know about home reading?

  • Reading books should be brought in every day. Children should have books available to read during the day with an adult: before school, during school, after lunch and during down times. 
  • Children are listened to read by Teacher or Teaching assistant during the week.  
    • In Y2 children will have a one-to-one reading session every week. 
    • Comments in the reading diary will relate to fluency and/or comprehension. In Year 2 the focus will depend on their reading age assessment. If the child’s reading age is in-line with age, the comments will focus on comprehension. If the child’s reading age is below their chronological age, the session will focus on fluency.  
  • Bookmarks give ideas for comprehension questions related to books to share at home. To promote reading and positive attitudes school will hand out certificates, stamps, stickers and prizes.