Happy New Year to you all! Here we are at the beginning of the Spring Term - one that is particularly important. We have a lot of interesting activities arranged for this term, but there is also a lot of hard work to do as we approach the SATs tests in May. We hope that we can continue to rely on your support, so that together we can help your child reach their full potential.
Our second MOCK SATs week is scheduled for Monday 24th January 2022 - Thursday 27th January 2022. Please ensure, as far as possible, that your child is in school this week as these assessments will inform our teaching and intervention for the rest of the term.
We will continue to structure the majority of our learning around our LEARNING UNITS. Some subjects will still be taught discretely where they do not easily unite with the overall theme. Our learning unit for the term is ‘Putting on the Blitz’ which is centred on developing historical skills through a study of World War 2. Unfortunately, due to Covid Restrictions, this year the D-Day Story (museum) trip will not be able to go ahead but we will investigate other possibilities for how to bring to life this particularly interesting learning unit. In the meantime, I thoroughly recommend a visit to the DDAY museum with your child, in your own time. The museum is still open, but group sizes are restricted and unfortunately the World War Two workshop that we would normally have undertaken with the children, is not available until further notice.
Maths HOME LEARNING will continue to be set on a Monday and due in on a Thursday. English HOME LEARNING will be set every Thursday and to be handed in on a Monday. The tasks will continue to be posted on your child’s Microsoft Teams page, with the pupils being required to upload a photo of their home learning or a document to the assignments tab. At times, the children may be provided with online homework, either through the My Maths, Sumdog or Purple Mash websites. Weekly spellings are uploaded every Monday so that the children can practise at home (in addition to the time they spend practising in school) ahead of the weekly Friday tests.
The children will have new Reading Bingo cards in each of the half terms to complete as well as their Reading Record book. Please continue to support your child with their reading for meaning by signing their reading records regularly.
We look forward to seeing you for your PARENT/CARER APPOINTMENT later this half term (Monday 31st January and/or Thursday 3rd February) where we will be discussing your child’s progress and the targets they have been set. A letter with further information will be sent out shortly, which will include how to book slots.
P.E. - The children will have a PE lesson and a Games lesson each week. For reasons of safety and personal hygiene, it is important that they are appropriately dressed for PE activities. For Games, we would like the children to wear tracksuit/warmer clothes for when the weather turns colder. For both Games and PE, earrings need to be removed or covered with plasters or tape (to be supplied from home) and long hair needs to be tied back. Until further notice, the children can continue to come to school dressed in their P.E kit for their P.E days (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays).
P.E. Kit - Children are encouraged to wear black shorts and or jogging bottoms; their school jumper and their house coloured PE t-shirt. Please ensure that your child has appropriate footwear.
We are sure that we shall have a happy and successful year; please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have via the office email: email@example.com