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Welcome to Class One!

 

The Class One Team

Class Teacher: Mrs Cass (Mon-Fri)

                   Mrs Bevin (Wed)

 

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Doyle (Mon-Fri)

                                       Mrs Dwan (Tues - Thurs)

                                 Miss Hinton - Fri AM

 

 

Welcome to Class One! We hope you all had a wonderful Easter Holidays. We are really looking forward to the exciting term ahead.

 

 

During the Summer Term our class topic is 'Let's Set Sail to Africa'

In English we will be reading the stories 'Where the Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak and 'Meerkat Mail' by Emily Gravett. We will be focusing on writing retells of these stories and adapting them by changing the characters and settings.  

 

In Maths we will be learning about simple multiplication looking ta groups of objects in the 2's, 5's and 10's. We will also be looking at fractions, position and direction, money, time and place value to 100. 

 

In Geography we will be learning about our local area and planning our route to Africa. We will be focusing on Crosby in the first half term recognising key human and physical features then we will move on top Africa to explore some of the countries the Kalahari Desert is in. Here we will look at animals, landscape and weather. 

 

In Computing we will looking at how to use a computer particularly for digital painting. We will choose the appropriate tools in a program to create art.

 

In Science we will be learning about the plants. We will be naming common garden plants and identifying different trees. We will also be growing our own flowers. We will also be looking at seasonal changes from Spring into Summer. 

 

In DT we will be designing and creating our own healthy fruit salad.

 

In Art we will be learning about Esther Mahlangu and creating our own art work based on her style of art.

 

In PE we will be taking part in some coached gymnastic sessions from a gymnastics coach from the Beth Tweddle academy. This means our PE slots will now be every Thursday afternoon. We will also be enjoying Yoga sessions and Team building exercises.

 

In Music we will be looking closely at different genres of music such as Pop and Classical. We will be practicing our singing skills and learning to play simple notes on the glockenspiels.

 

In RE we will be learning about Judaism and about the Shabbat. We will also be exploring Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

 

 

 

Homework 

New reading books are given each week. Please ensure that your child has their book bag in school every day so that we can change their reading book. It is very important to read with your child for at least 10 minutes every night and sign their reading record to let us know they have completed their homework. 

 

New spellings are given on a Monday and need to be practised every night. Completed spelling sheets are collected in every Monday from the previous week.

 

 

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.

 

Please see below the extensive list of websites that your child can visit to consolidate and extend his/her learning.

Meet the Teaching Team Powerpoint

Useful Links to Support Learning at Home

Purple Mash Login Guidance

Physical and Mental Health and Well Being

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