Welcome back, we trust you and your child have had a lovely summer and are looking forward to coming back to school and starting in Orion Class.
Our topic this half term is ‘The BFG’ – please see the topic overview for more specific details about the areas that we will be covering. In addition to our daily English lessons, spellings will also be taught twice a week and handwriting will be worked on daily. Maths will involve the children working on a range of mathematical skills. The learning of times tables is an important part of this development and in school we will work on them daily – any support you can offer at home with this would be greatly appreciated.
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 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 on it clearly. Please ensure that full P.E. kit is in school at all times and that all items are names – our timetabled P.E. slots are Monday and Thursday.
English and maths homework will be given on a Friday to be returned by the following Wednesday at the latest please. In addition, we may also out homework linked to our topic, but this will not be on a weekly basis.
Mrs Emery will be teaching the class on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning; Mrs Macdonald will be teaching the class on a Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. Mrs Mason will work within the class three mornings a week. We hope that this year will be an enjoyable year for all the children. Please feel free to come into school if there are any problems or anything which you wish to discuss with us.
Mrs M. Emery and Mrs J. Macdonald