We would like to start by wishing everyone the best for 2020 and the new decade. We hope that you all enjoyed a lovely Christmas with your children.
This half term The children will take a closer look at where the countries of the world are located, and some of the ways geographers describe locations. This is a Geography based unit as Geography and History alternate termly.
A breakdown of your child’s learning for each subject can be found in the curriculum map.
PE – Hazel class will be having a PE lesson every week on Monday morning and Wednesday afternoon with Mr Muir. Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school every day (there have been a number of occasions where the children have not had a PE kit to wear). Please also ensure they have a change of socks in case they have wet feet after the Daily Mile.
Spellings – On Monday afternoons there will be a spelling test. The children will bring home their spelling list for the week. Please ensure the children practise their spelling at home and use the sheet stapled into their Reading Record to write sentences with these words, this is important to help the children understand how to use the words in the correct context.
Homework – Maths homework will be handed out weekly, the children will also receive some Topic homework by Mrs Barrett. The Maths homework will continue to be distributed on Thursday and this will need to be handed in by the following Wednesday. In addition to this, the children will be asked to learn times tables on a weekly basis and will be given a practice sheet. As I have previously mentioned, the expectation is that the children are able to recall their 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables by the end of Year 3 and to have a complete understanding and recall of 1-12x tables by the end of Year 4. The children have made excellent progress so far this year.
Reading – Please hear your child read as regularly as possible. Each time you hear your children read, please write a note into their Reading Records, together with any comments that you wish to make. Children will be given the opportunity to change their books every day if we are made aware that they have finished their book.
Uniform – Please ensure all items of clothing are clearly labelled, a number of hand written names are becoming very difficult to read and therefore it is difficult to return items to the correct children. As parents, we know how frustrating and expensive it is to replace lost uniform and we make every effort to ensure it is returned. We would also like to ask that bags, lunch boxes and coats are labelled as these can be overlooked.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to speak to us, or if you do need to have a longer chat then please make an appointment through the office.
Mr Dobner & Mrs Barrett