Welcome to Yellow Class September 2019!
Elections have now been held to elect school councillors and new representatives for the ECO Committee. They are:
School Council : Charlie Jennings and Ike Yates
ECO Committee : Ruby Power and Ethan Coad
We start the half-term looking at fairy tales, and then we will move on to information booklets linked to online safety. We will continue to work on grammar and punctuation as well as continuing to developing our use of interesting vocabulary. Spellings will be sent home to learn on a weekly basis (the test will be on Fridays). Please encourage your child to learn how to spell these words – the children will start to learn useful strategies that will help their learning.
Please make sure your child reads their reading book at least four times a week and sign their diary to reflect this.
We will start the term by consolidating the children's understanding of place value.Then continue to build on their knowledge of addition and subtraction strategies. We will continue to develop our mental mathematics, particularly a rapid recall of multiplication and division facts, as well as looking at 2d shape and problem solving.
You could support your child greatly by helping them to learn all their times tables at home. The children will be able to practice their times tables by logging onto the https://ttrockstars.com website. We will also be spending time in school working on times tables and we will have regular times table and arithmetic tests.
We are starting a new topic 'Where on Earth', investigating UK countries, counties, cities, rivers and mountains.
The children will be investigating our new topic, Rocks.
PE will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but please ensure your child has all the relevant PE kit in school every day, as we sometimes have the opportunity for extra PE sessions.
Your child will only need trainers.
Label all PE clothing, including footwear.
PLEASE LABEL YOUR CHILD'S CLOTHING. PLEASE ALSO LABEL HATS, SCARVES AND GLOVES AS SO MANY OF THESE END UP IN LOST PROPERTY; NAMES WOULD MAKE IT EASIER FOR ITEMS TO BE RETURNED.
Please ensure your child reads at least four times a week at home and have their diary signed by the person who listens to them read. Ensure your child brings their reading book and diary into school every day as opportunities will arise for reading throughout the week. All children will have a guided reading session at least once a week with a teacher.
Help your child learn their times tables up to 12 x 12.(https://ttrockstars.com)
Homework will be given out each Friday. Spellings will be tested on a Friday.
Learning Log homework has been sent out for this half term, this is glued in the yellow learning log book. Please could these be returned to school by the last Wednesday before half-term at the latest, although they can be returned on any Wednesday throughout this half term.
If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to call into school to speak to me.