This week all children received their brand new bookbags. Their bags were pretty full because they included:

•home reading books

These are colour banded and match your child's current reading ability. 

•library book

Your child chooses these themselves and are sent home to enjoy together (reading for pleasure) 

•White reading record

Use these as your primarily communication tool with your child's class teacher. Children receive Dojos for every comment entered (up to a 10 week-that's serious)

•homework 

Sent home every Friday and to be returned by the end of the following week. Return RIVERs to school, complete maths activities online and spellings/timestables are tested on Friday. Check white record books for your child's weekly scores 💯

•log-in cards for free e-books (reading cloud.net), maths homework (activelearn.co.uk), Purple Mash (purplemash.co.uk)

•a St Helens library joining form-if not already a member of St Helens libraries, please complete this form and return to your nearest library (Parr/Central etc...) it's completely free!

Although our junior children are very grown up now, we know that many still rely on your support to help organise themselves. Please help your help to remember their bookbags everyday and of course make sure that everything that should be there, is there, ready for a day of learning. Please keep bookbags and their contents safe. Thank you. 😬

Useful websites:

www.readingcloud.net

www.activelearn.co.uk

www.purplemash.co.uk

www.hitthebutton.co.uk

 

Handy tip: 'gadget time' can be learning time but consider monitoring your child's usage. As the saying goes: 'Too much of a good thing....