Welcome to Class 7
We hope you have all had a wonderful summer holiday. We are very excited to welcome all the children back to Class 7 and hear about their holidays. We also welcome our new children and look forward to getting to know them over the coming weeks.
Class Teachers: Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs Omar.
Mrs Lincoln will be teaching the children on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Lincoln will be teaching on a Thursday and Friday.
Teaching Assistants: Miss Riley, Miss McLaughlin, Mrs Sutton and Mrs Byrne.
Our speech therapist, Mrs McIver will be continuing to visit our class on Wednesday and Thursdays to work with individual and small groups of children.
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 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 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.
Please see below the extensive list of websites that your child can visit to consolidate and extend his/her learning.
This term our topics will be 'Ourselves'and we have some lovely stories to share with the children, starting with ‘You Choose'. We have lots of lovely activities planned including cooking each week. Our Art, ICT and Music will also be related to this lovely topic as we learn more about ourselves and our amazing bodies. We will be focusing on developing our communication skills through role play and discreet activities.
In English we will be learning to write phrases and sentences relating to our topic as well as focusing on handwriting. We will have individual and group phonic sessions each day to develop our reading and writing skills.
In Maths we will be developing our knowledge of numbers and focusing on counting, place value, adding and taking away. Children will also be looking at shape at the end of each week.
We are lucky to be able to do lots of our learning in our outdoor area. We therefore ask for all children to have a pair of wellies that can be kept in school.
Please ensure your child has their book bag every day and we would appreciate it if you can hear you child read at home each day and help them to practise their letters and sounds or common exception words, as this is crucial for their development.
We look forward to meeting you at the Meet the Teacher afternoon later this half term.
(Date to be confirmed)
The Class Seven Team.
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.