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 Early Britain with a focus on the Stone Age. We will look at how Stone Age people lived and survived and what we have learnt from the Stone Age man.
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 Stone Age Boy. 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. Our focus this term is word classes. Children will be able to identify and implement nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs and conjunctions in their reading and writing.
In Science we are focusing on light. We will look at sources of light and investigate reflective materials.
In PSHE we will be focusing on new beginnings. We will learn how to welcome others and how to create a safe learning environment.
This term we will be doing P.E on a Thursday and Friday. 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.
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.