Welcome to Class 7
We hope you have all had a wonderful Easter break and we hope the children are as excited and refreshed for the new term as the staff are.
Class Teachers: Mrs. Lincoln, Mrs. Bold and Mrs. Omar.
We are really pleased to be welcoming Mrs Omar back after Spring 2. She will be teaching on a Thursday in Class 7.
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Carter, Miss Astley, Miss Pedder , Mrs Byrne (Tues-Thurs) and Mrs Thompson. (Mon and Fri)
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 Wild Animals and we have some lovely stories to share with the children, starting with ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ and ‘Monkey Puzzle’. We have lots of lovely activities planned as we explore where in the world some of these animals live and what they like to eat. Art and ICT will also be related to this lovely topic as we explore different animals, patterns and footprints.
In English we will be learning about wild animals through non-fiction text and we will be learning to write our own phrases and sentences relating to some wonderful rhyming stories and poems on the same topic.
In Maths we will be developing our knowledge of numbers and focusing on adding and taking away. Children will be using their knowledge to solve simple problems. The children will be learning about presenting and interpreting data in block diagrams using practical equipment.
In Science we will be learning about plants. We will be exploring and planting different seeds and plants during this term and look forward to some sunshine and lots of time in our lovely outdoor space.
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.
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 gymnastic sessions and practising our ball skills on Thursday mornings.
Please could we ask that you check sizes of clothing and footwear in case your child has had a growth spurt over the holidays.
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.