For Parents & Carers
For Parents & Carers
Things to celebrate
- This week, we have welcomed Year 6 students to Freddie’s for their Taster days. In light of the fact that we cannot host an Open Evening this year, please see our website for further information on our new school, curriculum and other key information.
- On Tuesday after school, we saw over a hundred students attend the school production welcome meeting for ‘The Addams Family’. We hope to see lots of students at the auditions and wish them all the best of luck.
The PE Extra Curricular programme will start next week. The timetable can be found below so you can see what activities are available and when. School sports fixtures also start next week for those students who attend the sessions and show a level of commitment.
The PE sports awards will take place on Friday 6th October at Tyldesley Rugby Club. The evening will celebrate all school sport success from the last academic year and invitations will be sent out next week.
How we learn
The working memory has a very limited capacity. Information stored in the working memory that is not rehearsed can be lost between 18 to 30 seconds. This means that we need to do something with that information and regularly revisit that information to make it stick and remain in the long-term memory. In schools, we use ‘Retrieval tasks’ to help information stick. These tasks include:
- Do Now’ starter questions based on prior learning
- Quick quizzes during lessons
- Regular testing of things recently learned – from last lesson, last term and last year
- Using images alongside words (dual coding)
- Re-visiting information through our interleaved curriculum
- Knowledge Organisers which we return to and can use for tests
- Presenting/organising information in a different way such as through graphic organisers
- Setting homework tasks that will help your child to retrieve information
Parents and carers can support their children at home to retrieve material learned in class so that it has more chance of sticking. Encouraging children to create their own mini quizzes based on their learning is a great way of doing this. Even better if you then become the quiz master and test them on the questions that they have created.
The video below is a short clip which explains how learning happens:
Homework and Self-directed study
We want to do all we can to support your child to be in school every day and ask that you support this important message from home, encouraging your child to avoid missing curriculum content through absence. Here is a breakdown of the absences for the following attendance percentages:
Message from the Headteacher
Dear Parents and Carers,