Welcome to Buzzards Class!!
A warm welcome back from Mrs Scoynes, Mrs Chittenden and myself. I hope you all had a relaxing half term and are all well rested! We have another busy term ahead where our topic is based on Geography and we will be focussing on rainforests.
Our production of The Jungle Book will be in week 5 (details to follow!) so we will be spending lots of time rehearsing for this. It would be very helpful if you could help your child practise their lines and learn the words for the songs.
As always, the children will be given their homework on a Friday, it is due back in on a Wednesday and will alternate between Numeracy and Literacy. When the main focus is Numeracy, the children will also be asked to practise their spellings. When the main focus is Literacy, the children will also be asked to practise their times tables. The children have been given their new spellings for this term and will be tested on Fridays.
We are currently having a big push on reading. It would be really appreciated if you can encourage your child to read frequently at home, this really helps them at school in other areas of their learning. We are all asking that the children in our classes read at least three times a week and those that do so will be rewarded with a treat! This doesn’t need to be their school reading book, but any reading material or genre that they are interested in. It would be helpful if you could write in their reading record that you have listened to them read or if they have read independently.
Don’t forget Mathletics! Playing this regularly really supports the children in their learning of maths and is great fun! The children also have log-in details for ‘My Maths’ whereby homework is sometimes set and completed on-line. We now have access to Times Tables Rock Stars which is also proving very helpful with the children’s times tables recall. They all have a password, so can continue with this at home.
There are also lots of interactive activities available on the internet including TopMarks which the children are familiar with.
Our class council representatives have been voted in by the rest of Buzzards. Congratulations to Bethea Hoy and Jacob Tiner.
If you wish to speak to me about anything, please come and see me.
Please find our current curriculum letter below.