Welcome to St John’s Class
Our class is made up of 6 Year Two and 19 Year Three children.
Our grown-ups are Mrs Grindlay,
Mrs Cavallari and Mrs West.
Exciting Events and Weekly News
ActiveLearnPrimary Log in details can be found in your child’s literacy homework book. More information can be found in the Reading & Grammar page below.
|What we have been doing this week:
This week we have continued with our topic work by researching how people use and enjoy mountains. The children have been very interested in extreme sports! We have worked in groups to create an information leaflet on the sport of our choice. In science, we have continued our study of rocks by looking at the erosion process, specifically how glaciers, rivers, oceans and the weather affect the world’s mountains and affect changes to our landscape.
In literacy, the children have started to learn our main narrative for this term which is taken from King of the Cloud Forests by Michael Morpurgo. Our focus will be on creating a detailed setting description which creates a specific mood and encourages the reader to keep reading. We really enjoyed Friday’s Comic Relief Mad Hair Day and were so pleased to see so many of the children being inventive and taking part. The children enjoyed learning about the good causes that will benefit from our fundraising so a big thank you to all parents/carers for your support.
Home to School Book
Each child has a Home to School Book which eases the two-way communication between parents and our Staff. We use a child’s book to make parents aware of any specific events that have happened during any session or to make our staff aware of any events (good or bad!) that may have happened at home.
We believe in working in a strong partnership with our children’s parents and carers many of whom cannot always be at school for drop-off and pick-up. This book will enable daily contact with the teacher if desired. An example of this communication may be a note telling the teacher that a child is going home with another pupil etc. If you have entered a note into the book please make your child aware so that they can hand the book to the teacher at the beginning of the day.
Any absences, requests for a holiday or medicinal issues must still go through the school office.
If your child is in Year 3 they will have received a green KS2 reading record. If your child is in Year 2 they will have a yellow KS1 reading record. This will still need to be completed either by the parent or the child to show any reading that has taken place – on a daily basis where possible. If your child has read a particularly enjoyable book, we have book review templates here in school that they could complete and we will then display them in the classroom for other pupils to read. A link to this document is attached. KS2 Book Review Template
Class Timetable 2019
Curriculum Termly Overview
Termly Topic Homework Grid
Topic homework is a fantastic opportunity for parents to actively engage with their child/children’s learning. Unlike the weekly maths and literacy homework, parents are actively encouraged to participate. By working together to create something wonderful it can not only increases their understanding of the topic but can also provide an opportunity to have quality time together which has been shown to be a key way of building your child/children’s self- confidence both in and out of the classroom.
Year 2 Maths Homework
CLIC this term will focus on areas for development, taken from class work.
Homework will be sent home on Wednesdays and is due to be returned on the following Monday at the latest. Your child will also bring home a copy of their homework in their homework book.
Your child may occasionally, bring home homework that is tailored for their particular need. Any additional copies of these are available from the class teacher.
Homework links are provided for homework that is issued to the whole class.
The children will not receive any homework this week however, if you wish, please practice the times tables and division facts for the 2s, 5s, 10s.
Year 3 Maths Homework
Spelling & Literacy Homework
Spring 2 Week 1 – Homework will be issued in the books this week. A SPAG mat will be sent home with your child if they have not returned their homework book.
The children will not receive any homework this week.
Please ensure that your child has their spelling books in school on Mondays so that we can issue their new weekly spelling sheets. They will also need their books on Fridays to take the spelling test.
Reading & Grammar
Don’t forget to use your www.Activelearnprimary.co.uk log in and complete the tasks set by your teacher. Log in details will be sent home on Friday 12th January 2018
READING WITH YOUR CHILD AT HOME
Reading with your child is vital. Research shows that it’s the single most important thing you can do to help your child’s education. It’s best to read little and often, so try to put aside some time for it every day.
Think of ways to make reading fun – you want your child to learn how pleasurable books can be. If you’re both enjoying talking about the content of a particular page, linger over it for as long as you like.
Books aren’t just about reading the words on the page, they can also present new ideas and topics for you and your child to discuss. Think about books that will engage your child, perhaps related to their hobbies or particular areas of interest. For more ideas and example questions to ask your child when reading together, click on the document below.
Recommendations for reading books can be found at the links below.
|Reading List Link||Recommended Books|
|Year 2||Recommended Reading List Year 2||Recommended books for Year 2|
|Year 3||Recommended Reading List Year Three||Recommended books for Year 3|
Mrs Grindlay’s Favourite Book of the Month for March is:
The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson
For more information and blurb check out the book review in St John’s Class or click HERE. Why not let everyone know what you have been reading this month? Fill in a review and spread the word.
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