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, as well as looking for opportunities to give house points to those children meeting and exceeding our expectations for reading. If children are not completing the required reading at home, the diaries are not signed or the diaries are not in school when they are due to be checked, the reading will be caught up on at lunchtime in school.
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.