We are aiming for our pupils to be readers for life and to instil a love of books which will go on well beyond St Luke’s. Our weekly ‘Book Talks’ aim to introduce children to a range of books and to excite them about children’s literature. A list of ‘Book Talk’ books is available from our librarians. Our lovely library, staffed by our dedicated librarians, is another way in which we promote reading for pleasure.
Reading, reading and more reading is what we would advise for all our children. Reading is the single most important and effective homework, and sharing books with children is the most helpful activity parents can do at home. Please speak to a member of staff if you need advice about reading, or if you would like to borrow extra books from the library.
Times tables are a key skill and these can be practised regularly at home. We encourage children to learn the strings and to count in sets e.g. 7, 14, 21, 28 etc. and then to know the facts ‘off by heart’ e.g. 8 x 8 = 64. We would not consider times tables as known until the children know the facts ‘off by heart’. Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you need advice about supporting your child to learn the Times Table facts.
Class teachers will set appropriate homework; usually reading or maths, but should parents wish to provide more homework activities, please see the links provided by each year group. All the tasks are age-appropriate and are in line with the National Curriculum. The tasks are entirely optional but your child may bring any completed homework to show the class teacher. Please ask a member of staff if you have any questions about the extra homework activities.
The half-termly curriculum intentions provide parents with information regarding topics to be covered during the following half term. Please talk to your child about their learning and encourage further reading or research where possible. The class teachers will be happy to expand on any of the information provided by the leaflets.
Please do not hesitate to speak to me or the class teachers if you have any questions or concerns.
Mrs Louise Booth
Please click on the Year Group below to access homework that has been recommended by the class teacher: