Children will be given a set of spellings to learn at home. We encourage them to find creative ways to practice for example through drawing and colouring.

Spelling lists will be tested every other week, children who put great effort into this are rewarded in a range of ways which may include dojo points, certificates, stickers and even the Gold Book!

Differentiated and dyslexia friendly spellings are available to those children who require extra support.


We value the importance of reading for pleasure and recommend that children read regularly at home – at least 4 times per week.

This can be done in a variety of ways to suit the interests and abilities of the children. All reading is valuable including fiction and non-fiction, reading independently, aloud to someone else and listening to stories too.

Here are some of the benefits of becoming a life-long reader:

Children can record their reading on a bookmark reading log and show their teacher when it is complete. This will earn them leaves and apples for our beautiful reading tree which is in our school hall and they will have their name called out in our weekly Celebration Assembly.

Here are some fantastic recommended reads for children that are searching for new books…

The Ruth Miskin website has lots of helpful information to explain to parents how we teach your children to read. It also has some helpful films to help you and your child practise together at home www.ruthmiskin.com/parents.