Hazel class newsletter September 2020

Dear Parents/Carers
We would like to start by wishing everyone well on their return to school and welcome the new children and parents into Hazel Class. We look forward to getting to know you, even if it is from a few metres away! We hope that you managed to enjoy a good break with your children at some point over the summer. As you might already know, there has been a small tweak with the staffing structure to start the year, Mrs Warrillow and I will be in Hazel Class full time to ensure the school is compliant with the latest government guidance. This enables us to lower the risk of two or more class bubbles mixing. Hopefully everything will settle down quickly and we will make every effort to keep you informed of any changes, when and if we need to make any.

This half term we will be studying the Ancient Egyptians as our topic and we will make the curriculum as engaging as possible. We may take additional time on some topics or areas of the curriculum, especially if we feel it would benefit the children as they return to their educational journey. 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. Please make sure your child has a clean set of PE kit every week and we will ensure to send it home on a Wednesday to help facilitate this.

Spellings – On Monday afternoons we will look at a new spelling rule and carry out a spelling test. The children will bring home their spelling list for the week and we ask that the children practise these throughout the week, learning to use them in a sentence not just as an individual word.

Homework – Maths homework will be handed out weekly. The Maths homework will be distributed on Thursday and this is 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, be given a practice sheet and have access to Times Tables Rock Stars where I will set weekly tasks. Please note that by the end of Year 3, 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 4, the expectation is to be able to ‘instantly’ recall up to and including the 12 times tables. This is a fundamental cornerstone and building block towards their future mathematics.

Reading – Please hear your child read regularly, daily if possible, this enables the children to progress towards reaching their full potential in both reading and writing. Each time you hear your children read, please note where they have read to and initial or sign their reading record, together with any comments that you wish to make. We are still planning to give the children the opportunity to change their books every day; the books being returned to the school will be placed in quarantine for 3 days before being returned to the library shelves.

If you have questions Mrs Warrillow and I will endeavour to answer them a quickly as possible.

Kind regards,
Mr Dobner & Mrs Warrillow

Curriculum Overview September 2020

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