7/6/19 – Class MJ have been learning to tell the time this week and have been doing a wonderful job.
Here is the link to one of the games we have been playing to help consolidate our learning:
**Update** Please find this term’s curriculum overview below.
Welcome back Class MJ. I hope you have had a fantastic Easter break and you are ready for a busy term.
As you know, the first half term is a very short one, during which we will be getting outside as much as possible to continue transforming the wilder areas of the school. We will be planting some vegetables, continuing to develop our bug hotel, tidying up the forest school and getting the amazing bird hide up and running properly for the whole school.
As well as all of this, we also have the national tests coming up in the next few weeks. We will be spending a little time preparing for these to make sure everyone is feeling confident and ready to take them on.
As you may be aware, the procedural maths test will be taken online this year. We will be spending some time preparing for this and once your child has taken the test you will receive a letter from school regarding how to access their feedback.
During the second half term, we have some very exciting topic work coming up.
I can’t wait to share it with you… Watch this space!
A huge welcome back to Class MJ. I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas break and are ready for an exciting term.
This term, we want to find out:
What lurks in the depths of the rainforest?
We will be using a range of skills to investigate this question including ICT skills to conduct some independent research; reading comprehension; small and larger group discussions and debates; and some scientific observation of maps, photographs and diagrams. We will also be reading the classic children’s novel The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling.
For the first few weeks, we will be looking at British woods and forests too alongside the well-known Gruffalo story by Julia Donaldson. The children really enjoyed their forest school sessions last term, so we have some more fun-filled outdoor learning sessions planned in across this term which will link in well to the story. We also have some great class trips coming up! Details to follow!
It has been fantastic to see so many children getting excited about our new initiative Times Tables Rockstars over the Autumn term. I hope this will continue over the coming months as this will help children to gain important mental maths skills and will also help them to gain further confidence in maths ahead of the National Tests in May.
I will not be setting any specific homework this term. Instead, I would like to see children continuing to read at home and to use TT Rockstars. Children will also be given an opportunity to bring spellings and handwriting home to practise; however, time will be allocated to work on these during school time also and it is, therefore, a voluntary homework.
In March, as usual, we will be celebrating St David’s Day by having a whole school eisteddfod. During this week the children will be given opportunities to take part in a variety of class, key stage and whole school competitions through the medium of Welsh. We are really looking forward to learning some fun Welsh songs and poems together.
Finally, as always, if parents/carers have any concerns or would like an informal chat about their child’s progress, my door is always open. I am also contactable on Class Dojo and via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s has been great to see so many parents signing up to Dojo.
Thank you all for your continued support.
Below is an overview of what we will cover this term.
This week we have started using TT Rockstars in class MJ. All children have brought their logins home with them. Their profiles can be accessed here: play.ttrockstars.com
A huge welcome to Class MJ 2018/19
We’re very excited to get stuck into our topic this term.
This year, PE will take place on a Wednesday afternoon. Due to a lack of storage space in class, please could children make sure they bring their kits with them on a Wednesday and take them home at the end of the day.
On a Friday afternoon, children will be taking part in an outdoor learning project with Mrs Tilston. Therefore, children may come to school wearing forest school clothes instead of their uniform on this day. This should include old, warm clothing, wellies or old boots/trainers, as children will be out in various weathers and may be getting dirty. We also ask that children bring a change of shoes on this day to be worn indoors.
Reading at home will be our main homework priority this term; however, other homework may be sent home on a Thursday, and should be returned on a Tuesday, unless otherwise stated. Homework may include maths, independent writing tasks or topic related project work.
If parents have any concerns or would like an informal chat about their child’s progress, my door is always open. I am also contactable on Class Dojo and via email at email@example.com. It would be great to see all parents signing up to Class Dojo to keep updated with our exciting class projects as they are happening.
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Below is an overview of what we will cover this term.
*Please note that planning and objectives may change to meet the students’ need