I’d like to welcome back all the pupils for this very busy and exciting term.
We have started our topic already, and the children seem to be super keen on getting stuck into their work. Much of this will be independent, but they will also have the opportunity to work in pairs and larger groups on a number of tasks.
I’d also like to thank you very much for sending in letters of reference to support your child’s Book Fair application. We have already started planning it, and there’s a real buzz in the classroom as groups design posters, write persuasive letters, and create exciting competitions that will raise funds to help pay for our class trip to Stratford Upon Avon in November.
Due to the responsibilities of year 5 and 6, it is lovely to see the new Prefects and Buddies in place, wearing their badges with pride.
We will also shortly be asking for year 6 pupils to write a letter to apply for the position of Head Boy or Head Girl.
With regards to homework, it will generally be sent home on a Friday with a given amount of time to complete. As it is always an extension of their classwork, it is very important that it is completed with pride. Children are always given the option to email it to school if printing is a problem (firstname.lastname@example.org). Children can also request paper to take home with them, if needed.
I also ask, now that all children have received a reading diary, that they have at least three entries a week into it. Each entry earns them a raffle ticket which is entered into the class Reading Reward Box, and a prize is won weekly. We are also trying to be the best class in this term’s Readathon!
Could I also ask that you encourage your children to practise and learn their times tables as often as possible, as they form such a large part of our numeracy.
Later this term we will be organising this year’s Christmas Concert and will be relying on this class to take on the leading roles.
Phew! I think that covers most of it. As always, if you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Mrs Jo Lewis
Below is an overview for the work we will cover this term.
*Please note that planning and objectives may change to meet the students’ need