Welcome to Class 12
Our class team:
During the Spring term we will be learning about the topic Let's Explore. This is where we look at different countries and compare them to where we live. We will begin by learning about London and how we might travel their and then expand our learning by comparing Netherton to an African Village.
In Mathematics we will be focusing on place value, money and multiplication and division. Children are split into age appropriate learning groups and work towards targets suited to them. Please get in touch with the Class 12 team if you would like to know more information about what targets your child is currently working towards.
Children will also have one lesson a week solely focusing on Shape, Space and Measure.
In English we will have a reading focus of 'The Tiger Who Came for Tea' by Judith Kerr. 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 other activities based on the story. For example; party invitations, shopping lists for a tea party, designing food tins for tigers.
We will then take a non fiction approach to our learning and create a non-chronological report about tigers.
In Science, we will be learning about ‘Animals Including Humans’. Pupils will be developing their ability to:
In Art we will be learning about Esther Mahlangu and creating our own art work based on her style of art.
In PSHE we will be looking at healthy bodies and healthy minds and looking at how we can be caring and responsible pupils.
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 gymnastics and sending and receieveing.
In computing we will be looking at coding and robot algorithms.
In Spring 1 our topic is 'I wanna play in a band' in which the children will learn about rock music. In Spring 2 the unit is 'Zootime' when the children will learn about reggae music.
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.
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.
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. Additionally please see below useful website to enhance your child's leaning at home.
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.
If you no longer have these details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.