Welcome to Class Twelve
Our Class Team:
In Class Twelve we have reading and spellings every night as well as a weekly homework which is set on a Friday.
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.
Please see below the extensive list of websites that your child can visit to consolidate and extend his/her learning.
What we are learning
This term we are learning all about The Mayans. We will learn about how the Mayans lived and compare how their lives differ to ours. We will explore Mayan life through History, Geography, Art and Design Technology sessions.
In English we will we reading The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch. Using the book as inspiration, we will be developing our understanding of question formation, poetry and non-chronological reports.
In Maths we will be developing our understanding of place value and addition and subtraction. We will also develop our Mathematical vocabulary during lessons which focus on position and direction and shape, space and measure.
In Science we are continuing to develop our understanding of Animals. We will learn how to classify different animals as well as learning about their lifecycles and habitats.
In Computing we will be continuing to develop our understanding of internet safety as well as learning about coding and algorithms to make our own computer game.
This term we will be doing P.E on a Friday. We will also be taking part in Swimming on a Thursday. Please ensure your child has the correct kit.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff. In addition, the children’s diaries will be checked and written in daily to inform you of any updates.
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.