Welcome back! This year in Callow class we have a mixed class of Year 6 and Year 5, supported by myself, Donna and Raylene as a 1:1. Mrs Langton will also be covering the class on a Thursday.
Our theme this term will be ‘The Great War’ based on events that happened in WW1. Our science topic ‘animals including humans,’ English and foundation subjects will all also be linked into WW1; this may be making our own blood smoothies or recreating the trenches in a shoe box! The coverage for this topic can be found on the website. Our class book will be Armistice Runner’ by Tom Palmer.
We will also continue to do AR this term. However, unfortunately, we are unable to let the children take there AR books home. We would still encourage your children to read at home it is extremally important that your children read at least three times a week. This will help with their writing and vocabulary skills significantly.
Excitingly, this term the children will be learning Spanish with Mrs Langton on a Thursday afternoon. Donna will be teaching history, computing, music and an Art/DT session in the afternoons. She will also give the children opportunities for discussion during PSHE.
PE will take place on a Friday. We will send your child’s PE kit home over the weekend so it can be washed and back in school clean ready for the next weeks lesson.
Weekly spellings will be given to your child on a Friday for a test the following Friday. I am also going to set weekly ‘MyMaths’ challenges for pupils. As well as this we will also be setting challenge homework linked to our topic (similar to what the children did pre lockdown.) They will be given a host of different activities worth different points and they must complete the challenges to earn enough points. We would encourage you to share your child’s homework on Tapestry rather than bring it into school. If you wish to give your child further homework I am more than willing to set specific tasks linked to our learning objects that week. Alternatively, I recommend the CPD book range for SATs revision.
Children MUST NOT bring their own stationery. On their first day, they will be provided with their own stationary which can stay in their desk. They are old enough to be responsible for their own property. As they are the oldest children in the school, I expect them to set a good example to all those younger than them in everything that they do. As you’ll be aware, the school day has been timetabled to allow no cross-contamination of social ‘bubbles’. We also schedule in regular hand-washing. As lunch will be at a slightly later time of 12.45pm your children are more than welcome to bring in a piece of fruit to eat at morning play.
Please feel free to contact me and discuss any queries you might have.
I look forward to an exciting year ahead!