Welcome to Terms 5 and 6
Changes is the name of our Learning Journey for terms 5 and 6. Please click here to see the overview of our planned learning.
A class visit to the SS Great Britain has been planned for term 6 to support our learning about the amazing Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Details will be with you as soon as arrangements have been confirmed.
A few notices:
- Library will continue to be open for children to choose books on Thursday mornings before school. If you have any books at home that the children have had for a while please send them back in.
- Please check your child's PE kit. They will need a t-shirt, shorts and trainers for the games lessons. Jogging bottoms are still useful particularly for visiting the conservation area. In term 5 we have gymnastics on Monday mornings.
- Mrs Francis will be teaching recorder on Wednesday afternoons. Please make sure your child's name is on their recorder and it is probably a good idea to keep it in their book bag to avoid the disappointment of forgetting it.
- Mrs Rose can make up home learning kits for anyone who would like to support their child with a range of subjects. Please meet up with Mrs Rose to discuss any requirements. This is not just for curriculum learning but if there is anything that your child needs support with we might be able to help.
- Please keep up the 5 times reading at home-it is the most important way you can support your child's overall learning development.
Here's to a productive and enjoyable term.
Mrs Ball, Mrs Rose and Miss Glover
A special plea! Please name all your child's clothes as it saves you and us a lot of time and energy looking for lost property.
- The children should come in to the classroom and register themselves for lunch on the Smartboard. Do try to look at the menu before school to help things run smoothly.
- Book bags go straight into their drawers. If their reading book needs to be changed or you would like to tell me something about their reading please speak to me or Mrs Rose before school.
- If your child is going home with somebody different please let us know.
- After the children have registered and put their book bags away they should go out to play until the bell rings at 9 o'clock, when they line up in year groups.
- We aim to have a calm start to the day and the children know what they are expected to do when they go into class.
- The children should come out of school with their coats, jumpers, water bottles and book bags; please send them back in to find anything they have forgotten so we can keep lost property to a minimum.
Please can I remind parents that in order to keep the cloakroom area safe and a pleasant place for groups to be able to work, that only a PE bag, coat and jumper or cardigan should be hung on the children's pegs. The pegs are very close together and we simply do not have room for backpacks. There are often many coats and bags on the floor, which are a slipping and tripping hazard, therefore unless there is a special reason that your child needs an additional bag please keep to using the book bag as their school bag.
Their PE bag should contain shorts, t-shirt, jogging bottoms (for colder days), a long sleeved tracksuit top or sweatshirt is optional and trainers or daps that the children can manage to put on and fasten themselves. A spare pair of socks is useful.
Please provide a pair of Wellingtons - check they fit and are named.
There is a lost property box in the conservatory, so please check it for any missing items.
Finally, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
J2e is a safe place for your child to access a suite of tools online. Each child has their own account with a log in and password. We use j2e in school so do investigate what is on offer. If you have any problems with signing in please let me know.
I will create links to useful websites that relate to the current learning expeditions (click on Bloggy to find it).
The House System
There are four houses named after children's authors. These are; Morpurgo, Dahl, Rowling and Donaldson. Siblings are in the same house and we have tried our best to make the houses as even as possible, with a fair range of ages and boy/girl mix.
The children take part in house activities during the year and can gain house points (gems in the jar) for many different reasons. There is an award at the end of the year for the winning house.
A homework task that is relevant to the children's learning in school is set each week. The conversations that you have with your child about the tasks set are very valuable. Homework is an opportunity to deepen their understanding or sometimes to prepare them for something new they will be learning in class. The homework task is stuck in the homework books and this is taken home on a Friday. Homework books need to be returned by the following Thursday morning please.
PS Take a look at Oxford Owl which has over 200 ebooks and maths activities that can be accessed on a pc or tablet. I have set up a class account- please ask if you do not have the details. Meanwhile, if you would like to use the site you can set up a home account. This is easy and free! www.oxfordowl.co.uk
Year 2 are learning continuous cursive writing and Year 1 are learning to write letters with the joining flicks. There is a super website to help, which you can access by clicking on the appropriate year group.