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Welcome to Turquoise Class

Teachers : Miss Griffiths (Mon-Weds)

Mrs Devine (Thurs-Fri)

Turquoise Class September 2021

 

Hello there and welcome to Turquoise Class!

 

We are really upset that we were not able to hold our Meet the Teacher evening as normal and absolutely devastated that the moving up afternoons couldn't take place either! We always look forward to these as they are so useful in terms of getting to know you, and they make us really excited for the year ahead too! We do already know some of you quite well however, and we hope that you are as excited as we are for the start of the new school year!

 

Because we're not able to facilitate transition afternoons and evenings in the usual way, we have prepared some information which may be useful. This will tell you the information about school uniform and PE kit, along with setting out rules about homework amongst other important details. See the powerpoints and links below for further information!

 

 

Welcome to Turquoise Class (featuring Mrs Devine's favourite music!)

Information

PE

In Turquoise Class, we will have PE on Wednesday and Friday.

 

These are the days that the children can attend school in PE kits. Please make sure the children have appropriate clothing to be doing PE outdoors as they will be having their lessons outside as much as possible.

Please still have ALL clothing labelled, especially jackets and coats, so items can easily be identified if lost.

 

Homework and spellings:

 

Each week, children will be given a piece of mathematics or English homework. This homework includes learning spellings. This will be handed out on a Friday and needs to be brought back into school on a Wednesday.  

 

Learning logs will be given each half term. Please note that you are expected to complete two of these as a minimum, but you can choose to do more if you wish. The final deadline for these to be handed in is the last Wednesday of the half term.

 

Spellings will be sent home every week. They need to be learnt for the spelling tests. It is also important for the children to be learning the definitions of their spellings to support their understanding of reading and comprehension texts.

 

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 everyday Maths lessons.

 

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. Your child does not have to always read to you. They can read to themselves or others and can record their own reading in their reading diaries. 

 

Below, you will find a helpful document about how you can support reading at home.

 

Reminders

Remember - No jewellery is allowed in school expect for stud earrings and watches.

Girls MUST have their long hair tied up.

Please make sure your child has their own water bottle in school which is clearly labelled with their name.

 

Supporting reading at home

Badge winners 2020-2021

Audio books

Remote learning

 

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

​​​​​​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.

 

Social story for returning to school in September

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

Check the COVID-19 return to school arrangements for September 2021 under the 'Parents' section on the website.
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