Welcome to the world of Starfish in summer....
It is an absolute pleasure to have all the children back in school, they are smiley, bubbly and eager to work hard.
We are delighted to be working with another fantastic student teacher this term - Just to confuse you all she is ANOTHER Mrs Morris!
We are already enjoying our whole-school topic of Here, There and Everywhere and have our very own rainforest in the classroom. We also have a lovely new 'allotment' at the back of the school grounds where we will cultivate fruits, vegetables and flowers as part of our sub-topics - Plants and Farm to Fork.
In writing we are continuing to use The Write Stuff approach to write the legend of George and the Dragon and our very own rescue stories. We will then use butterflies as a stimulus for writing as well as the fabulous book 'Giraffes Can't Dance'.
Maths topics this term will include: measurement, time, fractions, multiplication and division and revisiting previous topics.
Science lessons will be a great opportunity for some hands on learning about plants and growth in our allotment area and we will also look closely at life cycles. We currently have tadpoles growing well in school and some caterpillars on the way.
Although the school grounds are closed to parents at the moment, we want to remain as 'open' as possible so please do grab us or message us on Seesaw if you are worried about anything or have a question. Seesaw is also a great way to see evidence of your child's learning and adventures within the classroom.
Homework will continue to be set on Mondays and due in the following Monday (or before!) this gives you the option of choosing weeknights or weekends for the homework to be completed. We will alternate between maths homework and reading homework on a weekly basis. In addition to this we ask that children practise their froggy maths sheets and that they read 5 times a week at home for at least 10 minutes. This regular reading makes the biggest difference to children's progress in school and should be prioritised.
Thank you as always for all your support.
Mrs Stead, Mrs Gorry and Ms Redfern-Pugh