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Jubilee Day!

The children in Turquoise class had a great day celebrating the Queen's Jubilee! They started the day by learning and performing a Jubilee song before spending some time learning all about the Queen's 70 year reign. Following this, they took part in a quiz in teams sporting royal themed names! Our winners were the 'Buckingham Ballers' with 19 points, much to the disappointment of the other teams : 'The Platinum Party', 'The Curious Corgis', 'Corgi the mouse' and 'The Queen'. Due to inclement weather, we were unable to have our Jubilee picnic outside but did carry out a lovely indoor picnic accompanied by a class viewing of 'The Queen's Corgi'. This was followed by a French lesson which was also Jubilee themed. 

Remote learning

 

Please see the Upper Key Stage 2 shared page for all remote learning. Thank you smiley

Spring 2 2022

Welcome to Turquoise Class

Teachers : Miss Griffiths (Mon-Weds)

Mrs Devine (Thurs-Fri)

Summer 2 PE lessons 

These will take place on Thursday and Friday each week. Please ensure children are in their PE kit on these days. 

 

Please remember that long hair should be tied up at all times. On PE days, children with pierced ears will need to remove their earrings. 

 

Thank you for your support.

Homework and spellings:

 

Each week, children will be given a piece of mathematics or English homework. At present this involves a word of the week sheet and a number of the week sheet. This will be handed out on a Friday and needs to be brought back into school on a Wednesday.  

 

Spellings will be sent home every week. The children will also have a spelling task sheet from which they can select a task that they feel helps them to learn their spellings. It is also important for the children to be learning the definitions of their spellings to support their understanding of reading and comprehension texts. There will no longer be weekly spelling tests however children must continue working on their spellings each week at home and will continue to do so every day in class. 

 

Learning logs will be given each half term. Please note that children are expected to complete two of these as a minimum but that they can choose to do more if they wish. The final deadline for these to be handed in is the last Wednesday of the half term (Learning logs are attached at the top of the this webpage for your reference).

 

Times Tables : It is important that all children are learning their times tables up to 12 x 12. They need to be able to recall multiplication and division facts. This is very important in years 5 and 6 to support the children with their mathematics work within school.

 

Reading

Reading remains a key priority. Please remind your child to bring their homework diary and reading book to school every day. We expect to see reading diaries signed at least four times each week. The children are responsible for making sure their reading records are signed every time they read. They are able to sign diaries for themselves in Year 5 to record their own daily reading. 

 

Children do not always have to read to an adult. They can read to themselves or others. However, we do appreciate when adults can find the time to read regularly with their children at home and discuss the texts with them as this really does support their comprehension.

At the bottom of this page you will find a helpful document to how you can support reading at home.

 

Please remember that the children are also allowed to read books from home in addition to their school assigned books and that they can complete reading quizzes on these too. 

Water bottles :  Can you please ensure that children have their own labelled water bottle in school with them every day. 

Contact Information

Can we please remind you to double check with the office that your contact details are up-to-date.

Newsletters are on the website and have lots of key information and dates for you. Please make sure you are checking these regularly. 

 

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

 

Thank you,

Mrs Devine and Miss Griffiths.

Supporting reading at home

Audio books

​​​​​​Online thesaurus

 

Here is a video explaining how to use an online thesaurus as we know not everyone has a thesaurus at home. You know how much we love you to use ambitious vocabulary choices so this should be really helpful for you when doing your English work.

 

Home Schooling Support

Please see the videos below for support from the Lancashire Professional Development Service

TT Rockstars

 

We have noticed that some of you have been using Times Tables Rockstars whilst others are somewhat more reluctant.  Remember this is a great way to learn multiplication and division facts and a great way to challenge your friends. Keep up the good work those of you who have been using this website! 

Numbots

   You can now use your ttrockstars username and password to access Numbots from this website.

https://play.numbots.com/#/account/search-school.

This will give you different addition and subtraction activities. If you have any problems, please email hw@tonacliffe.lancs.sch.uk

Reception September 2022 new starters - all welcome to come and visit and see school in action. Make an appointment by phoning the school office: 01706344609.
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