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Irk Valley Community School

Respect

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

Excellence

The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.

Aspiration

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

Cooperation

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

Happiness

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

Homework & Reading

Homework

 

 

Homework will be set on Friday's via Google Classroom and should be completed by the following Wednesday.

Having trouble accessing Google Classroom? Click here.

Login details are assigned to each child and can be found on the inside of your child's red reading record.

 

We ask for the children to complete their homework independently as work set will usually consolidate their learning during the week.

 

 

Additional activities to complete each week:

  • Supersonics Phonic Friends sheet - please practise both saying the sounds and writing the sounds/letters. Our children really need to practise this as they find it really hard to write sentences independently - a skill which in year 1 we need to do daily.
  • Join in with Dough Disco on the link below.  Dough Disco is very important in Year 1 and we do it every day to help with our fine motor skills.  It would be great to see any photos/videos of you and your families at the Dough Disco.

Reading Books

 

 

What do parents need to know about home reading? 

  • Reading books should be brought in every day
  • Children are listened to read by Teacher or Teaching assistant during the week.  In Year 1, your child will have a one-to-one reading session every week. 
  • Comments in the reading diary will focus on phonics and 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.  

 

We 'strive for 5' signatures in your child's Reading Record each week to show that your child has read their book and can talk about it. If there are not enough signatures then your child will be asked to keep their book to read and understand it better.

 

Please make sure you read with your child every day and don't forget to share different types of books too - fairytales, comics, books in your home language or fact books too. It all counts!

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