Welcome to Class Twelve
Our Class Team:
In Class Twelve we have reading and spellings every night as well as TT Rockstars for a minimum of 15 minutes a week.
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.
Please see below the extensive list of websites that your child can visit to consolidate and extend his/her learning.
What we are learning
This term we are learning all about Brazil. We will explore landmarks, food and culture within Brazil as well as animals we might find in the rainforests.
In English we will we reading We're Roaming the Rainforest. Using the book as inspiration, we will be developing our understanding of rhyming words and different forms of poetry.
In Maths we will be developing our understanding of place value and addition and subtraction. We will also develop our Mathematical vocabulary during lessons which focus on position and direction and shape, space and measure.
In Science we are continuing to develop our understanding of rocks and evolution. We will learn about different types of rocks and what we might use them for in every day life. We will then look at how humans and animals have evolved over time to adapt to their habitats.
In Computing we will be continuing to develop our understanding of different computer programs whilst developing our typing skills.
This term we will be doing P.E on a Tuesday and Thursday. 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.