Class Teacher: Miss Sara Gordon
Teaching Assistants: Mr Matthew Acs, Miss Lyndsey Armitage and Miss Helen Crawford.
Welcome back after the new year. The team hope you had a lovely and well rested Christmas.
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 Extreme Events. Pupils will look at Planet Earth and identify the oceans and continents. We will explore and research natural disasters and investigate what causes an earthquake. We will look into erupting volcanos and recreate it.
In English we will be learning and working on our SPAG skills. We will be reading the book 'Holes' by Louis Sachar. We will use the book to discuss issues such as slavery and racism as well as right and wrong.
In Maths we will be practising our times tables. We will be looking at multiplying numbers bigger than the times tables we know, representing numbers in different ways, 3D shapes and nets, volume, area and time.
In Science we will be looking at Animals Including Humans. We will be looking at the human and animal skeletons and how they have similarities and differences and the human diet and what a balanced diet looks like.
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.