Happy New Year, I hope you had an enjoyable and peaceful Christmas holiday! First of all, thank you so much for the generous presents, cards and well wishes; it was very thoughtful and greatly appreciated.
We have another exciting topic ahead of us this term: ‘Our World’. It will concentrate on map work, physical features, landmarks, cultures and climates. This is in line with the New Geography National Curriculum.
Homework will continue to be sent home on a Thursday and due in on a Tuesday. I am sure you will agree that we want your children to make good progress in all areas of their school life. To help with this, please ensure your child completes and hands in their homework on time. If for any reason your child cannot complete the homework, please send in an explanatory note as it is expected to be completed on a weekly basis. Just as a guide, your child should complete the following tasks at home (unless otherwise specified) each week: reading, spellings, Mathletics, English/topic work and times table practice. Weekly tests for spelling and times tables will continue each Friday.
There has been a noticeable improvement in children reading daily, please continue to make sure your child reads at home on a daily basis. Your child can still read independently and does not need to read aloud to an adult every time. However, we encourage you to monitor your child’s reading regularly and sign your child’s ‘Reading Record’. Do not forget that we are looking for two children, per term, to receive the ‘Reading Reward Book Prize’ for showing an enthusiastic approach to reading. Furthermore, each child will receive twenty house points for reading ten nights in a row.
PE lessons have changed to take place on a Tuesday and Friday please ensure kits are brought into school on Monday’s and taken home on Friday’s to be washed. Children without a PE kit will be set work during this time and receive a reminder in their reading record. Earrings must be removed before PE. It is advisable that girls wait until the summer holidays before getting their ears pierced, due to the length of time it can take for newly pierced ears to heal. KS2 children should wear a shirt and tie every day.
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support and as always please do not hesitate to contact if there is anything you would like to discuss about your child’s progress or their learning.
Mrs D Elliott