This term's school value is Compassion and the Christian value is Justice.
Remote Learning Timetable
Please click here for Term 4's learning grid and do remember to check your child's Teams calendar for meetings they have been invited to attend.
Also please check Assignments on Teams for lesson activities.
Reading while Remote Learning
Bug Club- You now have access to reading books via Bug Club. Please email Mrs Ball if you need any help accessing your Activelearn account.
Daily reading for 10 mins. Parents- please continue to record the daily reading in your child's reading logs. Information about online reading will follow soon. In the meantime you can find books at the correct bookband colour level for your child on Oxford Owl (class login is u/n Windmill p/w beegu but you can set up your own account free of charge.) If your child has their own books that they enjoy reading please use those.
Individual reading with Mrs Ball- There will be invitations sent to most children to read an ebook with Mrs Ball.
Guided reading- All children will receive a weekly invitation to take part in guided reading sessions using an ebook.
Times Tables Rockstars
Practise times tables facts for 3 minutes, 4 or 5 times a week on the TTRs app or play.ttrockstars.com
Everyone has a username and login to access the site (sent by email to parents). To find our school, type Portbury and it will appear. So login, choose your rockstar name and get started. There is a baseline check to do first where you will be asked all kinds of multiplication and division questions, but don't worry about this and just do what you can as this is just so your program can be set up at the right level for you.
Find a regular time each day to practise and you will soon be making fantastic progress.
Here are the spelling lists for Term 4 Year 2 and Year 3. These spellings will be introduced via Teams on Friday mornings during your child's Introduction to English meeting. There will be a check-in on the following Thursday and your child will receive a Teams invitation for this.
This site has animations to show the letter formation we do in school.
https://teachhandwriting.co.uk/pencil-grip-development-foundation-stage.html (See stage 5 for right and left-handed writers)
Maths Number Facts
This is the link to the number facts practice sheets . Start with bonds within 10, then bonds within 20 before moving on to the 2 x tables , 10 x tables and 5 x tables. In class, the children have 5 minutes to do as many as they can and the idea is that they improve each time they practise. When they score 40 consistently they move on to the next sheet. Your child will be able to show you which sheet they are working on, however if they are not sure please ask. Thank you.
Five or ten minutes spent practising number facts is really effective and helps make doing tasks with larger numbers so much easier. There are lots of apps and websites with games and sheets to practise number facts. Gordon's numbers website has lots of fun games.