Teacher: Miss White
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Gibson, Mrs Boyd and Miss McGuire
Welcome back Class Eight,
I hope you all have had a lovely time with your families over the summer break. I would like to say a special thank you to each and every one of you for all of your hard work during the pandemic.
During the Autumn Term, our class topic is 'Where in the World are We?' We will be learning about our local area. In English and Mathematics we will be revisiting basic skills to encourage and support children's knowledge and understanding within the curriculum. In Science, our focus for learning will be Animals including Humans'. In Computing, Class 8 will be learning to access and complete a range of tasks using Purple Mash.
Class Eight will be doing P.E every Monday and Thursday.
Our main focus in Class Eight is to create a fun. positive and most importantly a safe environment for the children. If you have any enquiries please do not hesitate to contact me through your child's Home/School Diary or you can email email@example.com.
Pupils in Class 8 should practise their spellings daily at home. They will have a spelling test and receive new spellings every Friday.
Please make sure you read with your child daily and write this in his/her reading record.
Pupils should also access TT Rockstars daily for 15 minutes.
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 everyday, learning spellings and multiplication tables etc. can be great fun and very 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.
Supporting your child at home
The following links will take you to Espresso, Purple Mash and TT Rock Stars. 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.