Hello, again and welcome to Peace Class.
This spring, our class books will be Mouse, Bird, Snake and Wolf by David Almond (Spring 1) and The adventures of Arthur and the Golden rope in the second halve. Mrs Flores, my Teaching Assistant – including our intervention team, Mrs Stevens and Ms Collins, will continue to support your child, through the learning journey attached. Miss Brummitt, our student volunteer, will also continue to support us on Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings. We aim to continue with the progress made last term to help embed and develop your child’s understanding of the skills and knowledge required, to be achieved by the end of Year 3. We will follow-up Ancient Egypt with a trip to the British Museum.
Spellings and Times Tables will be undertaken each week and children will be expected to learn them and will be tested on them weekly. Please encourage your child to use these words in sentences. This will help them use the words in context and also practise the spellings.
Children are expected to read at home every day. The books should be changed twice a week and a book reviews need to be complete before moving on to the next book. Please sign the reading record every time you hear your child read. They are responsible for bringing their reading record and their class reading book to school every day and for changing their book when necessary. Please support your child’s reading everyday for 15 minutes and help them to record this in their reading record.
This will be given on Thursday each week and will be expected back by Tuesday the following week. It will usually be a Literacy and Maths task. Sometimes it may also be topic based. Each should not take longer than 30 minutes to complete. Please encourage your child to handle their homework book with care and presentation of homework and projects need to mirror the high expectations of school work. It will be great if you could sign the home work to acknowledge your support for the completed task(S).
Please ensure that earrings are removed on Thursdays due to safeguarding. Children must wear the appropriate PE kit – white top with black or red bottom for each lesson and plimsolls. Please ensure that all clothing is labelled.
My supporting team and I are very excited to continue exploring and learning these new topics with your child.
We wish you a Happy New Year.