Teacher: Miss Gordon
Teaching Assistants: Mr Acs, Miss Thomas and Miss Orr
I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and New Year.
Welcome back to a new term.
I hope you have had a lovely rest and have really enjoyed yourselves over the break. I would like to thank you again for your effort and positivity during the pandemic and hope that the children are ready to get back into the school week as normal.
During this half term we will be learning about The Stone Age in History. In Art we will be looking at cave drawings and how these were created during The Stone Age.
In English we will be reading Wolves in the walls and completing different writing activities based on the story.
In Mathematics we will be looking at weight/mass, length, capacity/volume, 2D and 3D shapes, time and problems involving time.
In Science, we will be learning about Earth and Space.
In Computing we will be using the computers to recap our basic computing skills using Microsoft etc;
On a Monday and Tuesday afternoons we will be focusing on social and emotional interventions with groups of children.
Children will be sent home with spellings to learn each week, could you please find the time to practice with the 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 that we set as homework.
Obviously the level of your engagement will depend on your child’s age but we expect you to 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 everyday, learning spellings and multiplication tables etc. can be great fun and very 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 period 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.
I would like to thank parants/guardians for your continued support at home. I completely understand how challenging this may be at times, therefore if you need any further guidance please contact me via the class email address: email@example.com
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 were sent home , if you no longer have these please feel free to e-mail and I will forward logins to you.
Please feel free to e-mail me for log in details for any of the websites below between the following times 9am-4pm Mon-Fri, my email is: firstname.lastname@example.org