Welcome to Class 11
Miss. J. Harrold - Teacher
Mrs. C. Bold - Assistant Head
Mrs. G. Plant - Teaching Assistant
Mrs. V. Costello- Teaching Assistant
Mrs. L. Lawes - Teaching Assistant
Miss. E. Kearney - Teaching Assistant
Miss. K. Flexon - Teaching Assistant
Autumn Term 2021
Topic and Science
This term our Topic is My World. We will be reading stories, talking and taking part in a variety of activities about ourselves and our bodies, animals and familiar places and routines such as Doctor, Dentist, Supermarkets 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.
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.
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 end a sentence.
In Maths we will be learning about recognition and formation of number. We will be focusing on counting aloud and careful counting of objects with 1 to 1 correspondence. We will also be exploring number lines and counting activities to find one more and one less. The children will be taking part in a variety of data collection activities within our topic and we will be presenting our findings in simple pictograms and block diagrams.
The children in class 11 have nightly reading tasks to be completed everyday.
Children will also be bringing additional phonics homework which will be confirmed at a later date.
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.