Welcome to Class 11
Miss. J. Harrold - Teacher
Mrs. C. Bold - Assistant Head
Mrs. G. Plant - Teaching Assistant
Mrs. V. Hinton - Teaching Assistant
Mrs. L. Lawes - Teaching Assistant
Miss. E. Sutton - Teaching Assistant
It is lovely to welcome everybody to Class 11 at last. This term our topic is Ourselves. We will be reading stories, talking and taking part in a variety of activities about our families and daily lives. After such a long time out of school it is of utmost importance for us to settle the children into their environment and ensure that they are happy and relaxed. The first part of term will involve becoming familiar with class and school routines and developing friendships and social skills.
Class 11 will be taking part in outdoor learning activities as a part of each day and the children need a warm waterproof coat. They also need a pair of wellies that they are able to leave in school for the half term.
The children in class 11 have nightly reading tasks to be completed everyday.
Children in the Early Years will bring home phonics activities on a Tuesday for the week.
The older children will bring home new spellings on a Tuesday to be learnt for a test on the following Monday.
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.