It has been a successful first half term together. The children settled well into the way we are going to be working this year and have risen to the challenge of 'being the example'.
There is a lot of hard work left in front of us but if attendance, punctuality and effort are the same as Autumn 1, our goals will definitely be in reach. Thank you to parents and carers for all their help and input so far.
Autumn 2 Overview
Please find below a copy of what we will be doing in class this half term:
We are continuing to change the children's reading books weekly. Your child has a day when their book will need to be in school and this has been written on the front of their reading record. Please could all parents and carers make sure that they have signed their child's reading record before it is brought back in to school.
I appreciate that some members of the class will be reading independently - this is fine by me. Question them on their book (a good resource to help with this is provided below) and also, to help with their voice stamina, encourage them to read out loud if it is appropriate (even if they are reading on their own).
Guided Reading will continue to be done together and incorporated into these sessions we will use ERIC tasks to familiarise ourselves with the different type of questions we might face in a comprehension task. An example of an ERIC task can be found below.
Homework will continue to be given out on a Thursday and taken in on a Tuesday. The homework your child is set now consists of 4 pieces. There will be; a maths sheet with a variety of tasks on, a grammar sheet, a set of spellings and a talk token. I have told the children to prepare themselves for an increase in the amount of homework compared to previous years. The work will range from Year 4 level to Year 6 level - just like their SATS tests will in May so some weeks may seem more complicated than others.
Talk Tokens are meant to encourage the children to become more confident in explaining things they have learnt, as well as engaging in conversation with an adult of their choice at home. Any feedback, please leave on the talk token (all is appreciated).
Please find below the music for our 2018 Christmas Production.
Lyrics to go home as a hard copy.