The class has a two year curriculum map so that topics will not be repeated during the time the pupils are in this class. As many cross-curricular links are made as possible and often the timetable may change depending on the topics.
The National Strategies for Mathematics and Literacy are followed, and the pupils are regularly assessed against the standards. Targets are then discussed with individual pupils.
Welcome back – please find our planning overviews for the Autumn 2020 term below
The pupils are encouraged to be independent in their learning and take pride in their work. Homework is set weekly and is mainly linked to Maths or Literacy learning objectives for that week. We expect the pupils to read each evening and to learn spellings and multiplication tables. Often homework may involve research, and support from parents is valued. Pupils who need extra help with their work are supported in the classroom whenever possible.
And so we reach the end of the school year! The strangest year I have encountered since I begun teaching over a decade ago. Who would have guessed that the we would have encountered a global pandemic!? This will be my final post before the summer holidays! Please see belowone last home learning menu. I appreciate that you may have finished up on Friday but I wanted to make sure that there was a few last things to keep you going if you wish to. The ‘Let’s All Create’ pack looks particularly exciting.
As always, I am available should you wish to contact me with any questions or queries. Equally if you would like to share learning outcomes with me, I love seeing how those of you at home are getting on. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope that you have had a lovely weekend and have made the most of the sunshine being back.
Please find attached the home learning menu and resources for this week’s home learning. Not long now until the end of term, I know that some of you have been working so hard and will be ready for a well earned break.
Reports went out at the end of the week to those children in school. Those of you at home, look out in the post for yours. If there is anything on the report that you would like to discuss further, don’t hesitate to call.
Let me know if you have any questions or queries about the work.
We all know it has been a very odd year and obviously it has affected school life greatly, none more so than in sports with several competitions being cancelled prior to school closing. However, we had managed to compete in several competitions in which we did very well and had had lots of fun. Our first attempt at gymnastics with a year 1 / 2 team proved fruitful, hockey too, along with football, rugby and cross country. The children’s commitment and willingness to learn new things made it very difficult for me to pick teams at times, producing some brilliant performances and enormous smiles. The netball team was in a good position in the league and we were all looking forward to those competitions along with many others we had entered. Unfortunately it was not to be which was disappointing but we did manage to get the Gold Award for sport based on the events we had taken part in, had entered for the whole year and what we had in place in school. I have to thank the School Sports Council of Oliver, Lilly, Clara, Caitlin, Henry and Elliot W, voted for by the class, who had to organise and run a lunchtime club, speed stacking, which turned out to be quite good fun! That was the difference between Gold and Silver.
Such fabulous news, Finlay achieved his Red Missing numbers multiples certificate in Tackling Tables last week. What a super achievement, well done Fin. If you see him around school, fire a question at him. ! We are so proud of you, this is a fabulous achievement for your year group.
I hope that you have had a lovely weekend. Not long to go now until the end of term.
Please find attached the home learning menu and suggested resources for next week’s learning. Don’t forget to keep going with applying for Blue Peter’s ‘6 Badges of Summer’. I would like to celebrate any of you that achieve getting one or indeed more when we return to school.
End of year reports will be going out on Friday by hand to those in school or by post to anyone at home.
Have a great week. Do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions and queries. Email email@example.com.
I hope that you have had a lovely weekend despite the unpredictable weather!
I have attached the home learning menu for this week plus some additional resources that may be useful. Hopefully there is something there for everyone as there is much more freedom of choice this week around the topics/themes the children should focus on. I realise that at this stage keeping the momentum going may be proving challenging so the opportunity for the children to learn about things that they are most interested in may help.
As always, I am available to assist with queries or concerns. Don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, if you would prefer to call, then contact the school office.
Step 1:Join the challenge at www.summerreadingchallenge.org.uk Parents will need to set up their own account first before setting up their children to make sure they have permission to take part.
Step 2:Set your own challenge. Children are still encouraged to read at least 6 books but you can set your own challenge for more – it’s a long time until September! You can even adjust it as time goes on.
Step 3:Get reading!
Step 4:After you finish your first book, log back in at www.summerreadingchallenge.org.uk and log your book! Get virtual rewards and unlock new buddies as you get closer to your target.
What to read?
You can ANYTHING you like – books you have at home, books you have bought home from school, library books you still have on loan. You can try the ebook library, which you can browse here: https://norfolk.overdrive.com/library/childrens you can borrow books to read and books to listen to. It’s free, you just need a library card.
I hope that you have had a successful week of home learning. I have really enjoyed reading the letters that some of you have sent to Blue Peter and I will be keeping my fingers crossed that you get some badges.
I have attached this week’s home learning grid and additional resources mentioned. I have seen that some of you have had a go at Sumdog. Don’t be deterred if the questions seem challenging. I think that approximately the first 200 questions answered form a diagnostic assessment that places the children at a level that is right for them. I will set some challenges on there later today too. I have already awarded some coins to those that worked on it last week.
Have a good week and if you could drop me an email to let me know how it’s all going I would really appreciate it. Email email@example.com
I hope that you had a good first week after the half term break and that you have been able to get back into the swing of home learning. If you are facing challenges, get in touch – I am happy to try and help.
Please find attached this week’s home learning menu and a couple of resources to accompany tasks set.
I have sent Sumdog log on details out in separate emails unless you are attending school from next week, in which case I will share them in class. This online interactive learning platform gives the children the opportunity to practice Maths and English skills linked to the curriculum whilst playing games with each other. I have set some challenges which will hopefully encourage the children to get started. I can also track engagement from the teacher dashboard.
Please keep in touch and let me know how your child is getting on. It is really helpful for me to know what the children are enjoying and to keep track of how learning is going. Send your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.