Goosnargh Oliverson's Primary School

Goosnargh Oliverson's Church of England Primary School



There is be a weekly spelling test every Friday morning. The words to be learnt ready for the week can be found above.

Some of these words fall outside the work we do in class on spelling patterns.  Your child should be able to spell almost all of  these words correctly already and all of them by the end of the year.

Children will be tested each week and also throughout the year. It is important that children can utilise their spellings when it comes to their writing and will be tested randomly throughout the year.


This academic year we are having a focus on spelling across school, and so each week we will introduce you to a new strategy for you to use at home with your child, to help them learn their spellings. 

This week's strategy is called ‘Trace, copy and replicate’ (and then check).

This is a recommended strategy to use with dyslexic children. Have a go a see what you think!

This is a similar learning process to ‘Look, say, cover, write, check’, but it is about developing automaticity and muscle memory. 

Write the word on a sheet of paper ensuring that it is spelt correctly and it is large enough to trace over. Trace over the word and say it at the same time. Move next to the word you have just written and copy the word and say the word out as you write it. Turn the page over and write the word as you say it and then check that you have spelt it correctly.  Finally move next to the word and write the word with your eyes closed. 


Maths homework will be set every Friday and is to be completed by the following Tuesday. Homework will be set via MyMaths.


Times Tables 

In Maths, times tables play an important factor. Times tables should be practised regularly at home to further progress being made in school. It is essential that your child knows their times tables up to 12 x 12 and can recite both multiplication and division facts. For example, 1 times 7 is 7, 8 times 2 is 16 and 25 divided by 5 is 5, 81 divided by 9 is 9 etc. Also, see what rock star status they can achieve below!


It is expected that your child is reading every night either independently or to somebody at home. Please make sure that your child’s reading diary is signed every day to confirm that they have read.

Please click (here)for a list of questions you could be asking your child at home to develop their inference skills. These style of questions will help your child improve their ability to infer what the author is implying by thinking about what is not necessary stated in the text. For many of these questions, there is no right or wrong answer, however your child should be able to form reasonable suggestions and back it up using evidence from the text.

The children should have a copy of the reading response questions in their reading diary. However, if not, please click (here) for an electronic copy. We expect every child to be writing at least one response in their yellow diaries each week.

Knowledge Organiser

This includes some of the core strands of learning that we will be undertaking in our 'Project' this term. Our learning on school will include much much more, but this offers some key facts for the children to learn and hopefully remember. 

Ancient Civilisations