Welcome to Class 12
Our class team:
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.
In Class 12 children will have daily reading and spellings. Spellings will be changed on a Monday. These will be checked each morning. If children are not completing homework on a regular basis they will read/complete homework with an adult at break time.
This term we are learning all about our planet. We will take a deeper look into continents, countries and oceans that make up our planet and how environments around the world differ.
In Maths we are going to learn more about place value, addition, subtraction and measure. We also aim to get much better at counting forwards and backwards in different steps.
In English we will be reading Alice in Wonderland. We will use speaking and listening activities to develop our understanding of the book. This in turn will support us when retelling the story in our writing. We will also focus on non-fiction writing and will produce instructions for an item in our Alice in Wonderland tea party.
In Science we are focusing on Sound. We will look at how sound is created, how it travels as well as pitch and volume of sound.
In PSHE we will be focusing on Healthy and Happy Friendships. We will learn about what makes a good friend, changes within friendships and how to resolve conflict.
This term we will be doing P.E on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure your child has the correct kit.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff. In addition, the children’s diaries will be checked and written in daily to inform you of any updates.