Our staffing team consists of Mrs Walker (Year Leader), Miss Burrell, Miss Chandler, Miss Rogers and Mrs Yates who are supported by Mr Dawson, Miss Hutt, Mrs Khan and Mrs Sheehan.
It is great to welcome the children back for the summer term! Our topic this half term is Hola Mexico and we have already made a start learning about the interesting country of Mexico and the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil.
May we remind parents that all children are expected to complete their Maths Challenge work every night on Google Classroom, practise their spellings and read every night. In addition to this, the children also have SPAG home learning once a week, set on a Tuesday and due in on a Thursday. Please note that the home learning tasks are designed to be completed after the lessons and not the morning before school. This will enable the children to be more successfully when completing the tasks.
Once these have been completed and checked, their purple record books need to be signed by an adult. We really do appreciate the support of parents and carers in ensuring that homework is completed on time and to a high standard. However, please would parents kindly remember that Google Classroom is for the children to use and is not designed for a communication tool between parents and teachers.
This half term, we will be writing a wide range of genres including diaries, discussion texts and narratives based on our text - The Jaguar Trials.
We will focus on grammar, punctuation and spellings within our daily lessons. The children will be given spellings to learn for a test once a week on a Monday and will have a week to practise them.
Please encourage your children to complete their daily spelling practice tasks.
Our text for the first half term is The Jaguar Trails by Ruth Eastham. This follows the story of Ben, a boy who is exploring the Amazon Rainforest with his dad when disaster strikes throwing him into a world of superstition and adventure! As well as being a fantastically written story, Ruth is an award winning author who has won many National awards including the prestigious Carnegie Medal.
In Maths, we are currently continuing our focus on fractions, decimals and percentages. We will explore how to add, subtract and compare numbers with varying decimal places.
Our daily homework will consist of extra practice from the day's lesson and prior learning with the addition of daily times table practice using Times Table Rock Stars.
This half term, the children will be playing cricket on Mondays and in class PE lessons they will be participating in OAA (Outdoor Adventurous Activities). These activities will focus on further developing the children's skills in team work, problem solving and leadership.
Please ensure your child has their PE kits and that they are suitable for the activities the children will be involved in.