Welcome to our class page. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas holiday and you enjoyed having the at home.
We are in the last term now before the SATS so please could I urge the best possible attendance for the children. Even if they have a few sniffles, please send them in. If they become too ill in school we will of course send them home to you. But I really can't stress enough how important their attendance is for the next term.
Several of my class have not been bringing in their PE kit so please ensure they have both indoor and outdoor for Tuesday and Wednesday each week.
The children have homework booklets this year - one for Maths and one for English. I will alternate the homework between these books and the children can write in them. This should keep the homework focussed on the key areas we need for SATS and also keep the books nice and tidy with no sheets to glue in! Homework will be set on a Monday and taken in on a Friday.
Thank you for those who are using Class Dojo, if you have not signed up yet, please do so as this is where you can see your child earning their rewards. I will also post any messages on the Dojo app as well. I have sent home the class code but if you have any problems with this please let me know. Below I have posted a video on how to sign up as well as an information sheet for parents.
Please encourage your child to go onto IXL at home. This is such a great tool to help them improve their progress and it is a fun way to do this as well.
I cannot stress enough how important it is for your child to read to you every night. If not to you, then another adult maybe. There are three SATS papers in May and one of them is based on reading and understanding of what is We are now using Accelerated Reader which is a system whereby the children read a book and then take a quiz. This is proving very popular. We are able to use the system to give us an idea of reading ages, progress and the number of words read. We are waiting for our first AR Millionaire!
Could I ask that you do ensure that the school has the most up to date contact details for yourself and your second contact as this way it will be easier for us to stay in touch with you.
This term our topic is the Victorians. We have been learning about how they lived during these times and will also be making a Victoria Sponge in DT. If you have any books that would help with the topic, please feel free to let your child bring them in so we can add to our learning.
Please have a look at the links below which may help you support your child with their SATS. Boosters are so important as well so if your child has been asked to attend, please ensure they arrive to school promptly at 8am on the day.
Year 5 and 6 Trip to Layer Marney Towers
Last term we studied the Tudors. As part of this study we went on our trip to Layer Marney Towers with year 5 on 16th October. We had a great time and learnt what is was like to be a Tudor child in school, what food they ate, what medicines they used. The children represented us so well and the staff were very impressed with our Tudor hats that we made in DT!