Welcome to the Wagtails!
Mr Heathcote and Mrs Simpson
Thank you for coming to look at our class page. We hope that it will give you an idea of some of the things that we get up to, as well as lots of other important information for the year ahead. If you want to find out more about what we are learning this term then please take a look at our termly overviews by clicking on the tab below.
A few reminders
PE is on a Monday and a Friday so children will require full school PE kit on these days. Can you please ensure that they are prepared for both indoor and outdoor PE, as this can change depending on the weather.
RE will be taught on a Monday afternoon.
Spellings (set weekly, on a Friday, and tested on the following Friday)
Children will no longer be using their spelling log and will instead receive a list of spellings to learn. These will usually be based on the spellings that they have been learning that week in school, however, from time-to-time, they could be based on spellings that have previously been learnt- as a way of recapping them. It is expected that the children practise these spellings at home ready to be tested on the following Friday. For the children who are currently doing ‘Nessy Spelling’ they will continue to be set words during the week, which will then also be tested on a Friday.
Maths (set weekly, on a Friday, and due in on the following Wednesday)
Maths questions and activities will be sent home in homework books/ folders. This will include work to consolidate or extend what the children have been learning about in class, as well as other activities to re-cap prior learning.
Grammar and Punctuation (set weekly, on a Friday, and due in on the following Wednesday)
Grammar and punctuation questions and activities will be sent home in homework books/ folders. This will include work to consolidate or extend what the children have been learning about in class, as well as other activities to re-cap prior learning.
Project-based homework will also be set at different points during the year, where the children will be given a number of weeks to produce a finished piece relating to our topic. When completing projects, other homework will be adjusted to allow children adequate time at home to complete these.
Your child should be reading regularly at home. Instances of reading should be recorded in their reading diaries and if your child manages to demonstrate in their journals that they have read on a regularly basis then they will receive a house point. They should also be given the opportunity to read aloud to an adult and there are questions in their reading journals which parents can use to help develop comprehension skills.
French is taught once every fortnight, so homework will be set at the end of the lesson and will be due in at the start of the following lesson.
If there are any problems or anything that you wish to discuss with me then please feel free to come in and see me via the school office. My door is always open and if I am not in school then I will look to arrange an appointment with you as soon as possible.