Thank you for visiting our page. Here you will find information on timetables, homework, general expectations and details of your child’s learning. If you have any questions, you can arrange an appointment by contacting the office or I will be on the playground every morning at 8:45.
New spelling scheme in place for 2021-22
Pathways to Spell
This scheme links in with our writing lessons and allows children to learn and apply spelling patterns and rules across the curriculum, rather than just having a weekly spelling test.
The weekly ‘focus’ words will be sent home which your child must practice using their preferred methods explored in our spelling sessions in school.
Some weeks, there will be a dictation activity, where children will need to apply what they have learnt independently.
It is important for your child to practice their times tables as often as possible to help develop their confidence and fluency in all multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12. They will then apply these skills to help them feel more confident in all areas of maths lessons (including their SATS in May). They have been given login details to access Times Tables Rockstars, which makes this learning fun and relevant to their strengths and areas for development. This should be used frequently for 10-15 minutes sessions.
Your child should read at least 4 times a week for 15-20 minutes. Reading is such a vital skill and will help your child to feel more confident across all areas of the curriculum. Reading records will be collected daily to ensure your child is on track, so please write in these regularly. If your child does not read often enough, they will take part in a ‘catch up’ session on a Friday break time, where they will be given the opportunity to read to an adult or their peers.
In the first Autumn term, children will take part in swimming lessons every Thursday afternoon (starting on 09th September). Full swimming kit will be required for these sessions including appropriate swimwear and a swimming cap for longer hair. Children may wear a tracksuit/comfortable clothing on this day.
A further PE lesson will also be led by Mr Seary every Friday morning. Children are required to come in to school in their full PE kits on this day or they will not be allowed to participate in the lesson. If there are reasons why your child cannot take part in these lessons, a written note must detail the reasons why.
Every Wednesday, and Thursday afternoon, Mrs Jenkins is out of class for her management and preparation time. Therefore, Mrs Greaves will teach Spanish, Music, Computing and RE and Mr Seary will take the children swimming on these days.
We have booked our residential trip to PGL on Wednesday 22nd June until Friday 24th June. During this time, the children will be taking part in lots of activities and enjoying special time with their friends before their move to High School! Mrs Catherall has now set up payments for this on Parent Pay which will be collected in smaller installments throughout the year.
The total cost per child is £311.00. This will cover all activities, meals and bedding for the duration of their stay. Further details will follow nearer the time however you can access the link below to give you an idea of what the residential entails.
Home Learning Details
In the event of a whole class bubble needing to isolate or if your child is waiting for Covid test results so is unable to attend school, your child has been provided with login details to access a range of resources online. These login details can be found in the front of their yellow reading records, so please keep these safe so no online learning is missed. Further details, including planning, will be communicated with parents within 24 hours of a class bubble going home and/or school being informed of a need for your child to isolate. Below, you will find links to the websites where work may be set:
Rising Stars (online reading books and comprehension)
Times Tables Rockstars
Developing Experts (Science)
Language Angels (Spanish)
English: This term, we will be exploring the story of ‘Star of Fear, Star of Hope’, which tells the story of a young girl living in France during the Nazi occupation. Through this story, children will develop their understanding and empathy of Jewish people living in this period of history as well as developing key writing and grammar skills. By the end of the unit, they will produce a story with a flashback written from one of the character’s point of view, including expanded noun phrases, passive verbs, dialogue and a range of techniques to link paragraphs together.
Maths: We will start the term by recapping on our place value knowledge including identifying numbers up to 1 000 000, rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 as well as exploring negative numbers. We will then move on to using formal written methods to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
Here you will find useful websites/links to help support your child at home in other areas of the curriculum:
Our unit this term is ‘Electricity.’ Through this unit we will be identifying the parts of electrical circuits, comparing electrical conductors and insulators as well as exploring how variable resistors can work like a switch.
Our first geography unit will focus on Ordnance Survey symbols and six-figure grid references. We will be rehearsing and developing these key geographical skills whilst exploring our locality.
We will be learning about the religion of Christianity, focusing on how Christians mark key turning points in their lives.