Teacher – Miss Gee Teaching Assistant – Miss Thornhill
Dear Parents and Carers,
Firstly, we hope you enjoyed the holidays and wish you a very happy 2019!
We had a great half term last year learning all about the history of WW1 and inventing flying machines. We also enjoyed lots of Christmas crafts and the Pantomime very much.
Our new learning is based around the book ‘Winter’s Child’ and is about ice, family and friendship. We will be undertaking some exciting science involving ice and melting as well as creating some snowflake artwork using printing techniques. Our mathematics subject is understanding fractions as you can see by the challenges on the homework grid. Please support your child in having a go at them!
Planners and Reading Books
It has been great to see an increase in reading happening at home and this is really helping the children progress through the reading bands. Please can you remind children to bring their reading book and planner EVERY DAY and record in there when they have read with you at home. Thank you for your time in doing this.
If your child has not read at home 3 times a week by each Wednesday they will have chance to read extra during playtime to ensure they don’t fall behind with this key skill.
Please support your child and encourage them to undertake homework. Your child will receive a Homework Grid each half term with points to earn for tasks. Each week your child will also have a set of spellings to learn and a times table grid. These will be given out on a Monday and need to be returned on a Friday. 2 points will be given for each that is completed. Your child will be given a target to achieve and if they put in the effort to achieve this, they will receive a small prize.
If your child has been unable to do any homework then they will have opportunity to catch up with this learning during Golden Time on a Friday. If there is a genuine reason that children cannot complete homework due to circumstances please send a note. We understand life at home can be challenging!
Your child will need their PE kit in school all the time. Their main P.E days are now Tuesday and Thursday.
Named White T shirt Named Black Shorts Named Jogging/tracksuit pants
Named Trainers/Pumps (not school shoes)
Spares will be leant if kit is not provided. Plasters to cover earrings must be provided.
Our regular Library day will continue be Tuesday. Please try to make sure your child has their library book in school that day, or they won’t be able to change their book until the following week.
Thank you for your continued support this half term and going forward.
Miss Gee and Miss Thornhill