Our topic for this half term is ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’ – please see the topic overview for more specific details about the areas we will be covering. In addition to our daily English lessons, spelling will also be taught twice a week and perfecting our joined up handwriting will continue to be a focus. Maths will involve the children working on a range of mathematical skills. The learning of times tables is an important part of this development – any support you can offer at home with this would be greatly appreciated. These will be checked on regularly – please encourage your child to let us know if they are feel they are ready to be tested!
Reading books will be changed as and when required if your child is a free reader. Those children who are reading books from the reading scheme will have their books changed twice a week. However, please ensure that your child has their book/diary in school every day as we will endeavour to hear readers as often as we can.
The children will all have access to water throughout the day. If you wish them to have their own water bottle in class, please make sure their name is written clearly on it. Please ensure that full P.E. kit is in school at all times and that all items are named – our timetabled P.E. slots are on Monday and Friday.
Homework will be given on a Friday to be returned by the following Wednesday at the latest please. We will be continuing with SPaG activities or dialogue journals and the mental maths homework books. In addition, we may also send out some homework linked to our topic, but this will not be on a weekly basis.
Please feel free to come into school if there are any problems or anything which you wish to discuss with us. There is also a drop in session on Tuesday after school to allow you to see what your child’s current targets are.
Yours sincerely, Mrs M. Emery and Mrs J. Macdonald