Welcome to Class 11
Miss. J. Harrold - Teacher
Miss. R. Murray - Teacher
Mrs. G. Plant - Teaching Assistant
Mrs. V. Costello- Teaching Assistant
Mrs. L. Lawes - Teaching Assistant
Miss. E. Kearney - Teaching Assistant
Miss. M. Thethy - Teaching Assistant
Summer Term 2022
Topic and Science
This term our Topic is Growing. We will be reading stories, talking and taking part in a variety of activities about garden and wild flowers, trees, seeds, fruit and vegetables and insect life cycles etc. Our Topic activities include History, Geography, Art, Science, Music etc based learning and also a major focus within our classroom is learning of new Topic based vocabulary. Our specific focus in Science will be Plants.
Class 11 will be taking part in lots of gardening and outdoor learning activities as a part of each day and the children need appropriate outerwear to protect them against all types of weather. Eg. waterproof coat and wellies, that they are able to leave in school for the half term.
We are hoping to go on a Living Language visit to a local garden centre to help understanding of new topic based vocabulary and develop ideas for our class role play garden centre.
In English we will be reading a variety of fiction and information texts based on our Topic. The children will be focusing on recognition of letter sounds and formation along with reading and writing of simple sentences. They will be continuing to learn about the use of Capital letters to start and full stops or other punctuation to end a sentence.
In Maths we will be learning about recognition and formation of number. Our EYFS children will be consolidating their understanding of the numbers from 0 to 10. We will be counting aloud and carefully counting objects with 1 to 1 correspondence. All of the children will also be exploring number lines and counting activities to find one more and one less. We will be exploring combining two groups and investigating number bonds to 5. The children will be taking part in lots of practical measuring activities. We will be learning about measuring length, height, capacity and mass and our prime focus will be to develop new vocabulary for each of these areas.
The children in class 11 have nightly reading tasks to be completed everyday.
Children also bring home number homework on a Monday evening and phonics / spelling homework each evening for the remainder of the week.
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.
Thank you for support
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.