I recently carried out a writing survey with some of our children. They were very positive about writing and expressed they thought they were good and they enjoyed writing. One thing they did mention is that they don’t see parents writing very often at home. Writing is an area of the curriculum we are working at improving this year. If possible when you do write at home, could you involve your children in the process or bring it to their attention? Adult role models are very important to our children and seeing you writing helps them to aspire to be a good writer, just like you.
I will be checking attendance half termly and if your child has fallen below 90% in this time, you will receive a warning text. If attendance does not improve then I will follow our attendance policy and notify Education Welfare Officers (EWO) of this poor attendance. This means that an EWO will work with your family to try to improve attendance, if attendance does not improve you will be issued with a warning letter, if attendance still does not improve this could result in a court hearing and issue of a fine.
Attendance is very important, we want to help your child to achieve the very best they can. In order for this to happen they need to be in school to learn.
We have a reading reward system in school. It rewards children with a prize at the end of each term if they have regularly read at home over the term.
We work hard in school to teach children to learn to read progressing in them reading to learn. The greatest gift you can give your child ( apart from love!), is your time and spending some of this time each day sharing a book will foster a love of reading.
Please try to find the time to read regularly with your child.