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Southfields Primary School

Southfields Primary School

Letter From Our Head of Phase

Dear Parents and Guardians,

My name is Mrs Farooq-Ayub and I am Phase Leader in Middle school at Southfields Primary School.

 I want to take this opportunity to thank parents for supporting the school and becoming great partners in your child’s learning.  You may have noticed that your children have started to come home with some home learning. Children have daily short tasks to support practise of skills they have learnt in school, these include, spellings, reading, diaries and times tables, these are short practise and summary activities. Children need to learn these for their tests each week. Year 3 will be having their weekly spelling test on a Tuesday and the weekly times tables test will be on a Friday. Year 4 will be having their weekly spelling test on a Monday and the weekly times tables test will be on a Tuesday. Results will be available in children’s learning logs for you to see.  

We are currently in the middle of reading assessments which will help determine children’s reading ages which link to their book band level. Children may have the same band level as last year for the time being, any changes will be made next week after all assessments have been conducted. I also wanted to mention that we would like to encourage the children to share their school experiences with you and record this daily in their blue learning journals. This will help to develop their spoken language as well as their writing skills. It should take the children 5 minutes maximum and should fill the space for each day.

Here are some sentence starters which could be used:

I enjoyed…

I concentrated on…

I listened to…

I worked hard on…

I used my imagination to…

I tried my best with…

I was proud of…

Today I have learnt to…

Children also get a topic based home learning every Wednesday due back on the following Monday. We have had some great projects coming in and children are very proud of their work and how they have the opportunity to show their creative sides. It doesn’t always have to be a project, posters, leaflets, models or research are all great ideas. We will show winners of each week on Class Dojo. Points will be allocated for effort and quality.

As Head of the Middle school I am responsible for the smooth running of the phase so if you ever have any questions please feel free to come and see me by contacting the office and make an appointment that is convenient for everyone.

Thank you for your continued support in helping the children complete these set tasks. We understand how busy it can get in the evenings and we really appreciate parents being a partner in their child’s learning.

Kind Regards,

 

Mrs Farooq-Ayub

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