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.
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!