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Reading and maths facts

Your child should bring their reading diary and and homework book into school every day. Reading diaries, and homework books, will be monitored each day in school. 


Please read the following information from researchers in the United States who were looking at the impact of parents reading with, and listening to, their child at home:


“…Here’s how many words children would have heard by the time they were 5 years old:     

Never read to, 4,662 words;                                                                                       1–2 times per week, 63,570 words;                                                                            3–5 times per week, 169,520 words;                            

daily, 296,660 words; 

and five books a day, 1,483,300 words.”




Your child will receive 10 spellings each week in their homework book.  Regular practising of these (both verbally and written to get in their muscle memory) will have an impact on your child's writing.



Your child will be given three to five words each week.  These words may be synonyms or words from a class novel or topic.  Please discuss these words with your child so that they understand the meaning and can use them in the correct context.