Class Teacher: Miss Sara Gordon
Teaching Assistants: Mr Matthew Acs, Miss Lyndsey Armitage and Miss Helen Crawford
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 Liverpool. In History we will be learning about how the history of Liverpool and how it become such an important city. In Geography we will locate Liverpool on the map and other cities in England.
In English we will be learning and working on our SPAG skills. We will be reading the book 'The True Story of the Three Little Pigs' by Jon Scieszka. We will use the book to help retell the story, write the story from a different perspective and compare the traditional tale to the story.
In Maths we will be learning to recall multiplication and division facts for times tables we know well and solving a range of problems involving measure and money.
We will be learning to multiply by 2 digits numbers and up to 4 digit numbers using the long multiplication method. We will be dividing by using repeated subtraction and interpreting pictograms, tables and bar charts.
In Science we will be looking at Animals including Humans. We will be looking different forms if Scientific inquiry during these sessions.
In Computing we will be creating pictures.
In P.E we will be swimming on Thursday afternoons- 1:00-2:30pm and looking at a range of ball skills involving catching and throwing.
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.