Welcome to Class 7
We hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas holiday. We are very excited to welcome all the children back to Class 7 and hear about their time off.
Class Teachers: Mrs. Lincoln and Miss Cass.
Miss Cass will be teaching the children on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. Mrs Lincoln will be teaching on a Wednesday morning, Thursday and Friday.
Teaching Assistants: Miss Astley, Miss Harnick, Mrs Sutton (Mon-Wed), Miss Riley (Wed-Fri) and we are very pleased to welcome Miss Armitage to Class 7, who has worked within our other smaller classes.
Our speech therapist, Mrs McIver will be continuing to visit our class on Wednesday and Thursdays to work with individual and small groups of children.
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 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 rewarding for all concerned. Best results are achieved when homework is 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.
Please see below the extensive list of websites that your child can visit to consolidate and extend his/her learning.
This term our topics will be Traditional Tales and we have some lovely stories to share with the children, starting with ‘The Gingerbread Man' and 'The Three Little Pigs’. We have lots of lovely activities planned including baking each week. Our Art, ICT and Music will also be related to this lovely topic. We are hoping to really develop our communication skills through role play this term.
In English we will be learning to write phrases and sentences relating to our topic as well as focusing on speech. We will have individual and group phonic sessions each day to develop our reading and writing skills.
Each week we will have time in the library to share stories and the children will have the opportunity to choose a new book to take home to share with their family.
In Maths we will be developing our knowledge of numbers and focusing on counting and place value, adding and taking away. Children will also be looking at measuring at the beginning of the week.
We are lucky to be able to do lots of our learning in our outdoor area. We therefore ask for all children to have a pair of wellies that can be kept in school. We will provide waterproof clothing for the children to wear on wet and cold days.
Please ensure your child has their book bag every day and we would appreciate it if you can hear you children read at home each day and help them to practise their letters and sounds or common exception words as this is crucial for their development. For some children this may be a character pack to match pictures and or names.
All children need to have a named PE kit in school. We will send it home at the end of each half term. This term in PE we will be following instructions and practising ball skills.
The Class Seven Team.
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.