Thank you so much for the feedback regarding homework. The majority of responses asked for homework to run Monday-Monday.  To this end, we will begin homework next Monday for returning the following Monday.  Those of you who preferred the Monday- Friday option can, of course, still have your child’s homework in school for the Friday.

On Monday children will copy down their spelling words.  The maths homework and spelling activity will be posted on the school blog.  This will cut down on the amount of time children spend copying homework information.  The spelling test will be carried out on the Friday (to avoid Mondays becoming bogged down with gathering in, marking, testing and re-issuing of homework).  This spelling test will be carried out in class language jotters so children do not need to have their spelling homework jotters in on the Friday.  All homework should be in the following Monday, whereby we will group-mark maths homework and copy down spelling words for the next week.  Spelling test results will be noted in the homework so you can see at home how they have done.

I have already begun using the blog for additional homework bits and pieces and this can be optional work that children can carry out and reply to on the blog.

If you have any questions, please drop me a line at diane.macleod@highland.gov.uk

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