Welcome to Class Nine
Teacher: Mrs. Grant
Teaching Assistants: Mrs. Horton, Miss Beaumont, Miss Carey and Mrs Cairns.
Your child will bring home a home-school diary each night. The diary will include activities completed that day as well as any information staff deem useful for parents/carers to know. Staff would appreciate if parents/carers would let us know via the diary of any important information you think would be useful for staff to be aware of.
At The Grange we believe that it is crucial to work in partnership with parents and carers. There is an expectation that you will support us by ensuring that your child completes the tasks that we set as homework.
Obviously the level of your engagement will depend on your child’s age but we expect you take an active part in all aspects of homework and, where necessary, indicate that you have monitored the completion of it (e.g. by signing the Home/School Reading Record Book.)
The routines of reading every day, learning spellings and multiplication tables etc. can be great fun and very rewarding for all concerned. Best results are achieved when homework in not done at the last minute but has a fixed time in a child’s established home routine. Short, sharp periods of activity are preferable to prolonged periods of study where concentration can be lost.
Effective learning and consolidation of learning cannot happen in an environment with lots of distractions (e.g. television etc.) Please give some thought to where your child works at home.
Everyday children will have the opportunity for individual reading time with an adult. Children's reading books will be sent home each night and should return to school every day with their reading record inside. Please use the reading record to make comments on your child's progress when listening to them read at home.
On a Wednesday your child will receive their weekly spellings to take home and learn. Can you please ensure your child completes their spellings on a daily basis as they will be tested each Wednesday.
Through our Topic lessons we will be learning about the Ancient Mayan civilization. In History we will be learning about how the Mayans lived, their rituals and how important the sun was in Mayan life. In Geography we will locate where the Ancient Maya lived on a world map and consider the differences in climate. In Art we will be exploring sculpture. In Design Technology we will be designing and making our own Mayan inspired sandwich wrap.
In English and Maths we will be continuing to work on our individual targets.
In Science we will be looking at living plants and animals and also properties and changes of materials. During Science lessons we will be carrying out a range of investigations and experiments relating to these topics.
In Computing we will be using the Espresso software to take part in coding activities.
In P.E we will be enjoying our swimming lessons which take place each Thursday afternoon.
Thank you for reading the Class Nine page.
Supporting your child at home
The following links will take you to Espresso and Purple Mash. Both contain numerous resources for supporting your child in all areas of the school curriculum. Individual log-in details can be found in children's reading records. For further information about the curriculum please go to the Curriculum section of the school website.