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Welcome to Class 7 

Spring Term One 2020

 

 

We hope you have all had a happy and peaceful Christmas and are looking forward to 2020, a new year and a new decade.  We are very excited to have the children back in school and look forward to having fun with them as we support them in their learning and personal targets for the coming term. 

Staff

Class Teachers: Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs Omar.

Mrs Lincoln will be teaching the children on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and  Mrs Omar will be teaching on a Thursday and Friday. 

 

Teaching Assistants:    Miss Riley, Miss McLaughlin, Mrs Sutton, Mrs Lawes (Mon-Wed) , Mrs Byrne (Wed-Fri) ,  Mrs Carter (Thurs-Fri)

 

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. 

 

 

Homework

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.

 

Topic

This half term we are excited to start our new topic of ‘Traditional Fairy Tales.’ The books we will be focussing on are as followed:

The Frog Prince

 

Jack and the Beanstalk (two weeks)

 

Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs.

 

Cinderella (two weeks)

 

 We shall be reading one book each week and our Art, DT and computer lessons will link to these books.

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.

 

In Science our focus this term is going to be Materials and their properties. The children will have lots of opportunities to explore and experiment with all kinds of materials and objects in different ways.

IN PSHE we will be focussing on turn taking and sharing and working on children’s individual targets.

 

Important Reminders

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. 

 

 

Many thanks for your continued support. 

 

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.

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