Mrs Jones and Class 3
Welcome to the new school year!
Welcome to the new school year, I hope you have all enjoyed your holidays.
Mrs Jones teaches Class 3. Mrs Empsall will teach Science on a Tuesday afternoon during Mrs Jones’ planning time. Later in the year, we will also be welcoming a student teacher.
The children will be supported by Mrs Tullett on Monday and Tuesday and Mrs Payne on Wednesday and Thursday.
PE lessons are scheduled for Thursday and Friday afternoons. Please make sure your child has the correct PE kit in school for those days. As the weather gets colder, you may wish to purchase a green tracksuit as we will continue to have lessons outside unless it is raining.
Please make sure that all kit is clearly marked with your child’s name.
If your child is unable to take part in PE, for any reason, please let us know.
This year we have purchased combined homework and reading diaries. These will detail the homework for the coming week. As a general rule, however, homework will be set on Mondays ready to be returned the following Monday.
In Key Stage 2, children continue to secure their reading skills and are encouraged to read widely and regularly to develop their vocabulary. Children are also taught how to justify their views regarding what they have read, which further develops their comprehension skills.
Each half term, the children will sit a STAR reader test which will determine their book level. This is calculated by testing the children’s understanding of a wide range of leveled text types. It is really important that your child reads within the recommended book level as books that are outside of this range will be either too easy or difficult to understand. All books in school are leveled and books from home can be checked on www.arbookfind.co.uk Your child’s book level will be written in their diary.
To support reading, it is important that children continue to read regularly to an adult at home at least 5 times per week and that these are recorded in the reading diaries. Reading sessions should include discussion of characters and plot or retrieval of information.
Please ensure that your children’s reading books and reading diaries are in school every day as they will also read regularly in school.
The Millionaires’ Club will also continue after the success of the previous years. Certificates will be awarded for children reaching a word count of 10k, 25k, 50k, 75k, 100k, 150k, 250k, 500k, 750k and 1 million words.
This year, maths homework will be online using the programme MyMaths. Children will be allocated activities to complete which will either consolidate their recent learning in class or act as a revision aid for topics previously taught.
These cover a variety of topics and children are to complete 2 pages per week.
The National Curriculum states that children need to be able to spell specific words by the end of Year 4.
In order to support the children to develop their knowledge, we have invested in a new scheme to teach spelling. Each week, the children will be taught a specific spelling pattern and their spellings will link to the lesson. Homework will include learning the spellings and completing activity sheets to help embed the spellings.
** We request that all clothes worn to school are clearly named. Please check your child has all their belongings when they return to you at the end of the day.
** Please supply your child with a named water bottle and ensure this is brought home daily or at the end of each week to be washed. We request that this is filled with water only.
** Please pack a healthy snack for break time as these are not provided in KS2. Snacks are to be packed separately from lunch boxes and are to kept in your child’s tray
** Please inform us if anyone else is collecting your child