In Kestrels, we hope that all children will develop a love of reading. We have a wide variety of books in the library for children to read, and welcome books which are brought in from home. We ask that children read at least three times a week at home, for fifteen minutes or more, but hope to see more time spent reading. This needs to be recorded in the reading diary, which should be signed to confirm that the reading has taken place. I will be checking the reading diaries on a Friday each week, and will always respond to any comments left in there. A reward system is in place across Y5/6 in which children are entered into a raffle draw for reading at home (this must be recorded in their reading diary to get a raffle ticket). They have the chance to select from a range of different books if they win the raffle. Please encourage your child to read regularly at home. Reading is critical for their learning in all areas of the curriculum.
This year, homework will be sent home on a Friday and due back on a Wednesday. Some pieces of homework will be due the very next week and other for slightly longer. Homework will be designed to support the children's understanding of the learning coming up for the next week.