This Term we are . . .
Reading and the reading challenge
Your child will be given the opportunity to change their book each day during our ‘guided reading’ session. Guided reading throughout the week will involve independent reading, group reading and guided reading with a teacher in a small group.
At home, please record the date and title of the book in their reading record book when you read with them. Reading at home with (and also to) your child has a hugely positive impact on their confidence and progress, so thank you for all your continued support with this.
If you are able to give any time towards reading with the children in school yourself please do let us know as it would be really appreciated.
Each week your child will be sent home a list of spellings on a ‘Look, Cover, Write, Check’ sheet, which will be stuck into their homework book. They will need to practice the spellings (which are taken from the National Curriculum ‘Common Exception’ words and the spelling rules we have been learning during the week) at home.
They will then have a short weekly test to check their progress, every Monday. We will then practise any mistakes during handwriting practice the following day.
The Look Cover Write Check sheet is purely to help you practise at home with your child and is not going to be marked. Children do not have to use the sheets, they may prefer a different way to memorise their spellings such as mnemonics, spelling patterns or even singing!
Children will be set homework every Monday, which will be due the following Monday.
The work will rotate between a writing prompt, where children will be asked to write around 100 words about the prompt (this could be a story, a diary entry, a newspaper report, facts…), and maths questions which will relate to their current learning in maths.
Any topic related items are very welcome in class and will help to enrich the children’s experience and understanding of their topic. Please also let us know if you have any special expertise which might be relevant too as we would love to have your in class!
Apart from topic related items we discourage children from bringing toys from home in Hazel class.
PE will take place with Miss Hitchcock every Wednesday, and every Friday with Mr Rouse. Please ensure that your child has their kit in school so that they can take part. The school kit is a shirt in your child’s House colours, navy shorts or jogging bottoms and daps. All children with long hair must tie it up for PE.
Water bottles and Fruit Snacks
Please provide your child with a named filled water bottle each day so that they can readily access water in class and at playtimes, whenever they need it.
Thank you for your continued support of the healthy snacks rule. We also provide a piece of fruit for every child in the afternoon. Please remember NO NUTS for snacks or lunches.
Please do come and see Mr Rouse or myself if there is anything at all that you would like to discuss regarding your child. The best time for this is after school, when we can give you our undivided attention. It may be best to make an appointment with us first as we sometimes have meetings immediately after school finishes.