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The welsh government target for attendance is 95%. Research demonstrates that there is a strong link between the amount of absence in a school and the qualifications that a pupil achieves. If a pupil misses 17 days of school or more a year, this often leads to a drop of a GSCE grade across all subjects.
Of pupils who miss between 10% and 20% of school, only 35% manage to achieve five A* to C GSCEs including English and mathematics. This compares to 73% of pupils with over 95% attendance achieving five A* to Cs including English and mathematics. (DfE July 2011)
Every lesson in school is vitally important. If your child misses school, they will find it difficult to catch up with the learning and as a result could fall behind and not achieve their full potential.
Helping Your Child Achieve
· Ensure your child arrives promptly at school for an 8.50am start to their learning day, although the school doors will be open from 8:40am.You can also purchase water and fruit for your child's snack in the playground by the main doors.
· If your child arrives late, go to the main reception to report your child has arrived.
· Your child needs to attend school before or after a medical/dentist appointment
· If your child is ill and can’t attend school for whatever reason, then contact the school immediately
Children will have homework each week.
Each week your child will bring home spellings to meet their current level. In year 2 we are focussing on High Frequency Words. Please help your child, read, spell and understand the words.
Every fortnight your child will sit a Big Maths test in school. In year 2, Term 1, children should be working at a CLIC 7.
Children have to complete 10 questions and try and beat their last ever score, we make a really big fuss about it in class and children are really enthusiastic and competitive about beating their score. After completing the test, children will bring their test home to show you. Please help them with the questions they are getting wrong and congratulate them when they beat their last ever score.
On the back of the test there will be Learn It's, the children are timed for this part of the test. They need to get faster and faster at solving the number sentences to beat their last ever score.
Children will bring home a home reading book that is at their current level. The more they read at home the better they will become at reading, writing and spelling.
Your child can also access Bug Club where Mrs Broad will provide online books that children can read on a computer or tablet. Mrs Broad is able to check who has been reading their books and who hasn't.
Mrs Broad will put between 6-8 books on Bug Club at the start of each half term. It would be expected that children would read these books within the half term. However, if your child would like more books please just ask.
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