Welcome to Hawks class!
Mrs Keates is the class teacher, but the children will also be taught by Mrs Adams on a Wednesday afternoon and Mrs Pickford on a Thursday morning. We are lucky to have 3 lovely Teaching Assistants who work in our class: Mrs Quaey, Miss Heap and Mrs Harris, we also have Mrs Kay on Friday afternoons!
Hawks class use ‘Dojos’ as a reward system. The children are awarded dojos, these will be collated at the end of each term. The children will be awarded a certificate at the end of the term, the colour of which will be decided by how many dojos are awarded (platinum, gold, silver etc.)
The children will be given homework on a Wednesday, which is due back in on the following Monday. Please ensure that it is in on time, as I have to mark it in time to set the next homework! Homework 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 Mental Maths activity based on their target. 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 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 children have access to Spelling Shed, Mathletics and Times Tables Rockstars to support them with these targets.
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 read 3 times a week will be rewarded with an ‘extra, special’ playtime on a Friday afternoon.
Please don’t forget Spelling Shed, Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars! Playing with these apps regularly really supports the children in their learning and are 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 will be decided shortly, and I will edit this post once the children have had an opportunity to cast their votes.
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!
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,