PARROTS CLASS SUMMER TERM 2022
Hooray! The summer term is always my favourite, so much learning to be done but so many more opportunities for taking our learning outside and beyond the classroom. We have a trip, a block of swimming lessons and the Queen's jubilee to look forward to as well as all our other wonderful activities.
We will be learning lots this term about farming and where our food comes from, about bees and why they are essential to all existence, about how to draw and about religious buildings and communities. To find out more detail please use the link below to view our curriculum newsletter.
Year 2s will be undertaking the government assessments known as SATs in May but these are very low key and nothing you or the children should be worried about. Year 1s will have a phonics assessment known as 'screening' in June but again this is done in a very child-friendly, informal manner and children won't notice any difference to all the other times we check their reading and sounds.
HOMEWORK - we set English and maths homework on alternate weeks. Books will be sent home on a Monday and will need to be returned on or before the following Monday for marking. We are noticing that an increasing number of books are being handed in very late which makes it difficult to get them marked and back out for the next piece, please ensure that all books are returned on time even if the work is incomplete.
In addition, we expect children to read with an adult for 10 minutes, five times a week, and to practise their froggy maths when they are able to. As always, children will receive a house-point if they beat their froggy maths score and a house-point for every time they read at home.
COMMUNICATION - Most messages will be sent out via Seesaw and you can contact us using the messages or notes functions within the Seesaw app. If any paper based letters are sent, these will come home in your child's book bag and any slips should be returned in the book bags please.
TEAM WORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK - If you need to tell us something or have any questions you'd like to ask, you can catch any member of staff at the school gate to pass a message to us, or send a message on Seesaw. We cannot fix anything we are unaware of, so please speak to us as soon as possible if you have any concerns and encourage your children to do the same.
Wishing everyone a very happy summer term,
Mrs Stead, Miss Bowen, Miss Cornes and Mrs Lewis