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STINRAYS CLASS CURRICULUM NEWSLETTER...AUTUMN TERM

WELCOME TO STINGRAYS!

It is great to be back and to return to a bit of 'normality' despite a few changes that have had to be put in place. Last year's Year 5, now our Year 6 pupils, are of course used to lots of our Stingray ways - and our new Year 5 pupils are getting to know the ropes pretty quickly! We have also welcomed a total of 3 new pupils into our class, all of whom are settling quickly. Due to the current 'bubble' system, the staff working in our Stingray Bubble at present, are myself and Mrs Blatchford. Mr Pearson joins us a lunchtimes.

 

THE AUTUMN TERM CURRICULUM.

You will find a download above, detailing the learning that we will be doing in all core subjects this term. We are doing our best to check that any 'Covid 19 Home Learning Gaps' are filled and then pushing on with this year's learning. Our topic is World War 1 until half-term, and then we move on to World War 2 after the October half-term holiday. This is a fabulous topic, lending itself to some great writing opportunities, so I am looking forward to the children producing some brilliant work. You will also find a timetable on the Autumn Information Sheet, telling you what our day looks like at the moment.

Please try to talk to your child about what they have been learning, on a regular basis.

 

REWARDS FOR HARD WORKING STINGRAYS!

I am very aware that at the moment, some elements of our usual timetable are not possible and that eagerly anticipated aspects of our usual school year such as our Residential Trip,  swimming, sporting opportunities, Cycling Proficiency (Y6) are not possible. Obviously, as soon as we are given the go-ahead for these to happen, we will do our best to arrange them. We ARE however, more keen than ever to make sure that Stingrays have treats when deserved and therefore our usual reward schemes are in place. Individual good work and effort are rewarded by House Points and Raffle Tickets (half termly prizes)...Whole class magnificence earns marbles in the 'Marble Jar' which leads to a whole class treat once the jar is full. Daily Assemblies and Celebration Assembly are not able to happen currently, but we will be having a 'Stingrays Friday Shout Out' to celebrate great work and behaviour where the Medal of Marvellousness will also be presented weekly to an extra special Stingray.

 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

As the children near the top of the school, and a subsequent move to High School approaches for some, we try really hard to help them to become more independent. Therefore, THEY need to be responsible for having the right equipment in school each day and THEY need to make sure that they meet deadlines regarding Homework. It would however perhaps be useful for parents to be aware of these requirements, just to give some of them a nudge in the right direction initially! These are mentioned on my Autumn Newsletter (which has been sent home and which is available on this page), but here they are again, just to make sure!

  • Stingrays need to come to school 'PE Ready' on Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Table Genius Sheets come home on a Monday. There is a daily homework task and then they need to be handed in on Friday. A test will take place on a Friday to see if all the hard work has paid off!
  • Spelling Lists. Children are given their weekly spelling list, in a small yellow  book, on a Monday. They complete a daily spelling activity in class to help with the learning of the rule and the words. The list then comes home for a final polish over the weekend, ready for a spelling test on a Monday. The test is completed in the spelling book, so you will be able to keep a check on how well your child is doing...
  • Weekly Homework Task...this is currently a Reading Comprehension style task. It is sent home (in a purple book) on a Monday and needs to be handed in the following Monday morning. Children are encouraged to ask for help on a Tuesday or Wednesday if the are struggling with the task set.
  • Your child will bring home a Reading Book and their Reading Record everyday. Please make sure that they read every evening . There is a section in the Record for a parent to comment- if you could do this once a week, that would be great. IT IS VITAL THAT READING BOOKS AND RECORDS ARE IN SCHOOL EVERYDAY PLEASE.
  • A water proof coat and a water bottle are also required everyday please.

 

 

 

 

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