Welcome to Class Nine
Teacher: Miss Creaby
Teaching Assistants: Miss Beaumont, Mrs Horton, Mrs Lawes. Mrs Byrne
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 each night and should return to school every day 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 to take home and learn. Can you please ensure your child completes their spellings on a daily basis as they will be tested each Friday.
In Topic lessons this term we will be focusing on the theme "Viva Brazil". Children will be learning about the history of Brazil, the Amazon rainforest, carnivals and different Brazilian foods. In Geography we will be focusing on the comparison of Brazil and England and how these two countries differ. We will also be learning about maps and will use these to help us to locate Brazil and other cities within . In Art we will be exploring different drawing techniques ranging from line and tone to shading and will explore how using different drawing materials will give different effects. In design technology we will exploring Brazilian culture and foods and will have the opportunity to design and create our own.
In English and maths we will be continuing to work on our individual targets.
In science we will be learning about the different types of rocks. We will be grouping rocks, looking at fossils and the work of Mary Anning. We will also be focusing on soil formation and will carry out various scientific investigations throughout this topic.
In Computing we will be focusing on staying safe online.
In P.E. we will be starting Netball lessons, these will take place on a Tuesday morning 10-11 a.m. The children will also be taking part in gymnastic lessons this term. These will take place on a Thursday afternoon 2.00 p.m till 2.45 p.m
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.