Welcome to Class 5!
Hello Class Five.
Unfortunately, most of us are now learning from home. Hopefully it will not be long and if we support each other, we can get through this together!
There will be a Zoom session at 9.30am, 11.00am and 2.15pm each day. It is important for you to join these sessions.
In the first morning session, I will explain the learning activities for the morning and I will teach some Mathematics linked to the independent task.
At 11.00am, we complete some English work together and I will explain your independent English task and then I will explain the afternoon activities.
In the final Zoom session of the day, I will go through any answers and discuss any issues. Hopefully, there will be time for me to read the class book.
There will be additional Zoom meetings for reading sessions at 11.45 am and 1.30 pm for different groups of children. They will be notified separately. Please check your email account throughout the day.
The login details for all the Zoom meetings will be emailed to you.
I would like to thank parents/guardians for your continued support at home. I completely understand how challenging this may be at times, therefore if you need any further guidance please contact me via the class email address: email@example.com
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Stay safe everyone,
Your teaching team this year is:
Class Teacher: Miss Wright
Teacher: Mr Evans
Teaching assistant: Miss Butler
We will be sending reading books home on a Monday and collecting them in again on a Friday. We expect your child to read every night and record their reading journey in their Reading Record. Over the weekend we would like your child to read the reading comprehension set on Purple Mash, then they can complete the questions.
Children will receive their new spellings on a Monday and be tested on a Friday. Their spellings will be sent home in a book with a blank page for them to practise next to their spelling list. I will check the spelling homework on a Friday so there is no requirement to return it daily. Please ensure your child is not just copying the word. It is important to practise applying the rule that has been taught on a Monday. Children can be creative when practising by using different colours, writing the word in a sentence, writing it in bubble writing or in rainbow colours .
Children must ensure they are logging into TT Rockstars x 3 times weekly. In addition, the children will be given a certain times table to focus on for that week and this will be tested every 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 we set as homework.
Obviously the level of 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 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 reading 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 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.
Due to the current situation, PE will only take place in our outside areas. Therefore, children need to have a pair of trainers and their outdoor PE kits in at all times. We will be carrying out various games and activities in order to increase individual fitness and have fun.
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.