Dear Children and Parents,
Welcome to the Autumn Term in Fox Class.
I hope that you all had a wonderful summer and that everyone is excited about the new term ahead.
I will be teaching every day apart from Friday, where Mrs Halfhide will be teaching the class. We are really lucky to have Mrs Kirby as our teaching assistant and she works with us on a Monday, all day, Tuesday morning and all day on Thursday. We are also very lucky to have Mrs Walters as our teaching assistant on a Tuesday and a Wednesday afternoon.
We have PE on a Monday and a Tuesday, it is really important that your child has a PE kit. On Monday we have gymnastics and a games lesson on Wednesday with Mr Thacker.
On a Friday Mr Underwood teaches us the recorder. The school will provide the recorder, but if your child would like their own then that is of course absolutely fine.
We will have a spelling test on a Monday, your child will be given the words to learn the previous Monday.
To help with our learning of times tables I will be sending home a practise times tables book, please can you aid our learning in school by encouraging your child to learn their times tables. Year 2s need to be secure in their 2x, 5x, 10x, 3x & 4x. year 3s need to be secure in their 6x, 8x &9x. Each Thursday afternoon your child will have the opportunity to be a times table tester with Mrs Kirby.
Mathletics homework will be set on a Friday, this needs to be completed by the following Wednesday.
I am also sending home a letter about our homework challenges that need to be completed by October half term, there are many different challenges to choose from and they vary in difficulty and the time it will take. Therefore I have assigned house points awards that illustrate this
In the national curriculum there is a strong emphasis on reading and comprehension, we will read with your child in guided reading groups and this will also develop their reading abilities and also their comprehension skills by questioning. It is still very important that you read regularly with your child at home, we would like your child to read the book that we send home, however please feel free to enjoy other books with your child, some great authors are Nigel Hinton, Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl, Michael Morpurgo, Dick King Smith, Lauren Child, Jill Murphy, Jeff Kinney, Oliver Jeffers, also have a look at the schools website for further suggestions on our reading list and at the waterstones top 100 children books to read at home.
For further information on our curriculum, please click on the link below.
As a school we believe it is really important to develop your child not just academically and because of that we have a bespoke scheme called ACT RIGHT - which we use to help develop your child socially and personally. Our focus for this term in Fox Class is all about independence. Within this we are looking at classroom routines, giving and receiving positive and constructive feedback, challenging ourselves. As we are part of the school community, our village and the wider community we will looking at recycling, tidying and helping to look after the shared areas in the school.
I really hope that your child has a fantastic term, I always have an open door policy, so please pop in to see me if you have any queries or concerns.