Class MJ – Mrs. M Jones

Spring 2019

 

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.

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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 jonesc3693@hwbmail.net. It’s has been great to see so many parents signing up to Dojo.

Thank you all for your continued support.

Kind regards,

Mrs Jones

Below is an overview of what we will cover this term.

Spring Curriculum-Overview-MJ

 

 

26/11/18

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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 jonesc3693@hwbmail.net. 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.

Thank you for visiting our page.

Below is an overview of what we will cover this term.

Curriculum Overview MJ

*Please note that planning and objectives may change to meet the students’ need