Summer term already! We have a very busy term, where our topic will be ‘Rainforests’ and ‘The Jungle Book’. I’ve added a copy of this term’s spellings to the bottom of this page, which you can download and use at home. We are also preparing for our production of ‘The Jungle Book’ in this term. As well as all of the excitement of the play, we’ve been on our school trip to Bristol Zoo on June the 5th (which was the first day back after the half term break). The children were beautifully behaved, despite the rain! We thoroughly enjoyed the rainforest experience, where the children got to meet some special rainforest animals.
The children will continue to be given their homework on a Friday, which is due back in on a Wednesday. They will be given a main piece which will alternate between Maths and English. When the main focus is Numeracy, the children will also be asked to do a smaller task to support them in learning their spellings. When the main focus is English, the children will also be asked to complete a smaller task to support them in achieving their times table target. We will continue to test the children’s spelling and times tables on a weekly basis (or as close to weekly as possible!)
Please can you listen to your child reading at home, this really helps them to make progress in both their reading and their 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 awared the ‘Relentless Redland Readers’ badge.
Don’t forget Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars! Playing this 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.
Our class council representatives are Toby, Ellie and Ollie P.
A special thank you to Mrs Stansilaus, who continues to help out on a Wednesday afternoon. She’s doing a wonderful job in helping the children learn their times tables targets. A big thank you to Mrs Corp, who is also coming in to help us with reading! As a result, more of the children are able to read with an adult in school frequently. If anyone else would like to help hear children read or practice their times tables, please let me know!
Many thanks for your continued support,