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How do I get a 'green dot'?


As you may know, lots of the children are coming home talking about 'green dots' and they have started to bring home weekly feedback sheets. This is part of our new Assertive Mentoring system that is in place throughout school and the children have a colour coded system so that they understand how well they are doing in school! The children have lots of opportunities to earn a green dot in class and they are SO excited when they do! It is giving lots of children the motivation to learn and succeed and we are seeing big improvements already!



Spelling test - The children are given spellings on a Friday for a spelling test the following Friday. Letters must be the right way round and no capital letters in order to be right! Practise spellings every night and practise correct letter formation at home. 

Times tables - We will start to learn our 2, 5 and 10 times tables later on in the year. When we start to learn these, you could help by practising at home. 

Maths Basic Skills - The children have a maths quiz every monday with lots of Level 1 maths questions such as addition within 10, number bonds to 10 and addition and subtraction within 20. The children have 10 minutes to answer as many questions as they can and they try to beat their score each week. Numbers have to be the right way round to be marked correctly. Practise number formation to 20 and simple sums and counting on fingers, etc at home. 

P.E. Kit - Make sure your child has their full PE kit in school at all times. This year our PE day is a Wednesday!

Reading Book - The children must bring their book bags in to school every day and be reading at home to get a green dot! Our book changing days this year are Mondays and Thursdays and you must leave 2/3 comments in their reading record for their book to be changed. We try to listen to the children read as often as possible so please bring your book bag every day!

Behaviour - Our 'Star to 5' behaviour system is used throughout the school and if your child stays on their star all week they will get a 'green dot'. 

Homework - Homework is given on a Friday and should be returned the following Monday with your child's name on the top. Home learning is important to consolidate what we are learning that week in school. 

Attendance - Children will be informed about their attendance on a regular basis throughout the year using the colour coded system. Please make sure your child is in school every day and is on time! Our school day starts when doors open at 8:45am and it ends at 3.05pm. 

If you have any questions or queries then please make an appointment with Miss Harrison to discuss it further.