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 Friday. 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 Where in the World are we? We will take a look into our local area and expand our geographical skills and fieldwork, locational knowledge, human and physical geography and place knowledge.
In Maths we will revising and building upon our knowledge of place value by reading and writing numbers up to 3 digits. We will learn to read and write numbers up to 100 or 1000 in numbers and words. Based upon our knowledge of place value, we will learn to find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number whilst comparing and ordering numbers up to 100 or 1000. We will be introduced to a new written method for addition and subtraction whilst recapping mental strategies which will all help with solving problems including missing number problems.
In English we will have a reading focus of Funnybones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. We will use speaking and listening activities to develop our understanding of the story. This in turn will support us when creating a narrative to the story and recall times where we have felt scared.
In Science we are focusing on Rocks. Children will learn about how to identify and classify different types of rocks based on their appearance simple physical properties. We will also explore how rocks are used as everyday materials. Pupils will be taught how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within a rock and to recognise that soils are made from rock and organic matter.
In PSHE we will be focusing on Healthy and Happy Friendships. Children will be taught what makes and how to be a good friend. We will learn how to respect others and why this is important.
PE will take place on a Wednesday. Children are encouraged to keep their kits in school at all times to ensure they have the correct kit for their lesson. This term we are exploring fundamental skills and fitness.
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, Purple Mash and TT Rock Stars. 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.
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