Aim High, Fly High
Welcome back! I hope you have enjoyed a lovely Summer break and I was delighted to meet all your children this week. Owl class are already becoming a great team and we are looking forward to an exciting year ahead. I will be teaching full time until half term, after that Mrs Lawrence will be joining the team, teaching Monday to Wednesday and I will teach Thursday and Friday.
This term is set to be very busy! The children will be taught in year groups for maths and spelling/phonics. The year threes will also be learning French, the rest of the subjects will be taught as a whole class. In English this term we will be basing our lessons on some fabulous books – Julian is a Mermaid, Last Stop on Market Street, Sharks and Fables. In geography we will have a unit called ‘Mountains – What is Life Like in the Alps’ and in history ‘The Shang Dynasty’. In RE we will be considering what Jesus taught about parables and Incarnation – What is the Trinity? In computers we will be learning about Online Safety and Technology. In DT we will construct a windmill and in Art we will draw portraits. In PSHE we will begin by considering Rules, Rights and Responsibilities and then move onto Drug Education.
This term Cambridge United PE lessons will continue to be on a Tuesday every week with Mr Tester. Our second PE session will be on a Monday with Mrs Auty.
Please ensure that your child has appropriate outdoor P.E. kit for the weather (school PE T-shirt with logo or plain white T-shirt, shorts or jogging trousers, sweatshirt and suitable trainers for outside activities). Please also be aware that, for health and safety reasons, earrings must be removed for P.E. Children will not change for PE sessions in school and so should continue to wear their kit to school on PE days. Children will also run the daily mile most days and will have an outdoor learning session every week, for which they will need a coat if necessary but no additional clothing.
Children are welcome to bring in a healthy fruit or vegetable snack during morning playtime. We ask children to bring a named bottle of water to drink during the day which will be returned for washing every evening. Lunches will continue being eaten in the hall every day alongside one other class.
A home learning task will be set for the children to work on over the half term. Each week, children will be expected to use Times Tables Rockstars for a minimum of three times a week (passwords will come out in the next few weeks).
Please continue to listen to your children read regularly and write in the reading record book, noting if your child is sounding out or reading fluently. We will be changing reading books on Fridays so please ensure the reading record and book come in on a Friday so that we can change them. We will not be able to change reading books on other days. We will also be sending home a Book for Pleasure. A letter explaining our reading scheme will follow soon.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of your child’s time in Owls please do make an appointment via the school office. These meetings can be on the phone, virtually or in person. Quick notices can be passed to me via the school office or by leaving a message with the member of staff on gate duty. Please note that our class email addresses are no longer in use and all emails should be addressed for the school office.
I look forward to continuing to work with you and your child and to an exciting year ahead!
Owls class teacher