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Irk Valley Community School

Irk Valley Community School

‘Welcome to our valley. We are proud to grow here together’



Weekly homework will be given out on Fridays 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.