Class Teacher: Miss Sara Gordon
Teaching Assistants: Mr Matthew Acs, Miss Lyndsey Armitage and Miss Helen Crawford.
Welcome back to the beginning of the new school year, we hope you had a fun and well rested summer.
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. Staff would also appreciate children returning the home-school diaries each morning to relay any important information.
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.
At the beginning of the school week 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 every Friday.
Through Topic lessons we will be learning about Brazil. We will be looking at locating Brazil and at the Amazon Rainforest.
In English we will be learning and working on our SPAG skills. We will be reading the book 'The Great Kapok Tree' by Lynne Cherry. We will use the book to discuss current issues relating to the rainforest, create fact files and discuss whether we ourselves are for or against deforestation.
In Maths we will refresh our understanding of numbers and place value and practise our times tables.
In Science we will be looking at Rocks. We will be looking at the different types of rocks and the formation of rocks.
In Computing we will be looking at coding using the Purple Mash program.
P.E will take place on a Friday morning, all children are to have their full P.E kit, this includes a red Grange t-shirt, black shorts and pumps.
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.