Summer term is finally here! We’re starting off the Summer with a topic on the Vikings. In term 6 we will be having a topic with a focus on Nature in Art, and are hoping to have our rearranged trip in this term.
As per the letter you received, we are changing the way in which we teach Spellings. The children will have a focussed Spelling and Handwriting lesson on a Monday. This has changed the way in which the homework is given (see below).
Hawks class use ‘Dojos’ as a reward system. Each child was given a slip with the details of this at the turnaround session. This allows parents to access the online site. If you need another copy, please let me know!
The children will be given homework on a Wednesday, which is due back in on the following Monday. This will consist of a spelling activity, based on the rule that they have focused on in their lesson that week. Children will also receive a times table based activity each week. These will help to consolidate the learning of target times tables and spellings. Please don’t forget that the children will be tested on their times table target every week and that they are given a list of spellings every week, in Monday’s lesson. Spellings will now be tested on Mondays, at the beginning of their Spelling focused English lesson. Times tables will be tested towards the end of the week, when we can fit it in! The children are expected to learn / practice their spellings and tables at home with adult support. Children will be given a list of their spellings each Monday, this will be transported in their book bags. The spellings will also feature on the homework given out on Wednesdays.
Please could you listen to your child reading at home, this really helps them to make progress in both their reading and writing. Sharing books as a family exposes children to a wider range of vocabulary and can really improve their ideas for writing and their understanding of language. As you’re aware, those children who consistently read on average 3 times a week will be awarded the ‘Redland Readers’ certificate. Those who go above and beyond, reading on average 5 times per week, will be awarded the ‘Relentless Redland Readers’ badge.
Don’t forget Spelling Shed, Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars! Playing with these apps regularly really supports the children in their learning of maths and is great fun! They all have passwords and usernames so can continue with this at home. We will be adding the children’s spellings to Spelling Shed each week, the children have been shown how to find them so that they can use the app to practice their spellings.
Our class council representatives are Dominick and Thomas.
We had some very kind offers of help to hear children read this year. If anyone else would like to help hear children read or practice their times tables, please let me know!
The TAs working with Hawks this year are:
Mrs Duncan, Mrs Harris, Mrs Pomfrey and Mrs Kay.
Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school at all times. They need indoor and outdoor kit, including a warm jumper and leggings / jogging bottoms.
Many thanks for your continued support,