Welcome to Class Nine
Teacher: Miss Creaby
Teaching Assistants: Miss Beaumont, Mrs Horton, Miss. Hinton
Your child will bring home a home-school diary each night. The diary will include activities completed that day as well as any information staff deem useful for parents/carers to know. Staff would appreciate if parents/carers would let us know via the diary of any important information you think would be useful for staff to be aware of.
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 every day, learning spellings and multiplication tables etc. can be great fun and very rewarding for all concerned. Best results are achieved when homework in 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.
Everyday children will have the opportunity for individual reading time with an adult. Children's reading books will be sent home on a Friday and should return to school the following Monday with their reading record inside. Please use the reading record to make comments on your child's progress when listening to them read at home.
On a Monday your child will receive their weekly spellings which they will complete each day in school. Spelling tests will be given each Friday to test your child's progress.
In Topic lessons this term we will be learning about 'extreme events'. Children will be taught physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle . This Topic will link into our English story 'Escape from Pompeii'.
In Art we will be focusing on paintings and will look at the famous landscape artist Thomas Gainsborogh. The children will be looking at some of his famous paintings and will have the opportunity to create their own landscape painting based around volcanoes and mountains, linking in with our topic this term.
In English and Mathematics lessons the children will be continuing to work from the national curriculum.
In Science we will be learning about magnets. The children will have the opportunity to experiment using magnets and will learn about how forces work.
Computing this term will be focused on learning how to use and work with spreadsheets. The children will learn how to input data and use formulas to find percentages of varied data.
In P.E. lessons this term the children will be learning a variety of dances.
Thank you for reading the Class Nine page.
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.