Welcome to the new school year! I hope you have all had an enjoyable summer.
My name is Mrs Bridgeman and I am looking forward to being your child’s teacher this year. We are lucky to have Mrs B Pemberton, Mrs Y Aikman and Mrs Alexander working in our class this year too. We are excited to get to know your children and start learning through some exciting new topics. As your child moves through school, each class has slightly different approaches to learning. I have given information below to help support you through this transition
Reading is key! We encourage children to read at home as much as possible. Children are expected to read at least three times per week at home. When your child has read, it should be recorded in their home reading diary by an adult or older sibling (children are not allowed to record themselves in their reading diary). Reading diaries will be collected and checked on a Friday. Children can select a book from our class library or select an appropriate leveled book from home. Reading books and diaries are to be brought to school each day, as they will be given additional opportunity during the school day for independent and supported reading. When children have finished a book they will be expected to complete a book review to demonstrate their understanding. Once school books are finished, they will be wiped down and place in a quarantine box for 72 hours before other children are allowed to select them.
A spelling grid will be sent home for each half term, informing you of the spellings your child needs to learn and the date of each test. Please look at the definition of each word and ensure your child is able to use each word in the right context. Learning spellings will form part of your child’s weekly homework. Spelling tests will take place on a Friday.
Times tables are essential to each Maths lesson, therefore it is important that your child practices their times table each week at home. Your child will be tested on the 3 times tables on Friday 11th September. If your child gets full marks, then they will move on to practicing the 4 times tables. If they don’t get full marks, they will be tested again the following week. They will only move on to the next times table when they have achieved full marks on the previous one.
A piece of English homework; grammar, punctuation or comprehension, and Maths calculations homework, will get sent home each Monday. It must be returned to school on Thursday each week. It will then be marked and a new piece of homework will be sent home the following Monday. If your child is struggling with their homework, they can ask me for support at anytime.
Our PE day will be Wednesday. Children should wear their tracksuit, with shorts underneath on this day. If the weather is dry, we may be outside so it is important that track suits and trainers are worn. If your child has earrings, please ensure they are removed on this day.
If you would like your child to walk home from school on their own, a letter must be sent into school informing us of your intentions.
Over the last half term, Cherry class have been learning and developing their netball skills. We have been practicing different types of passes, footwork, marking, attacking and shooting. The class have shown brilliant sportsmanship and team work along the way. We...
Year 5 have been using their mapping skills to find out more about the location of Brazil. We found out some interesting facts about the different regions and states within the country. Our final challenge was to use 6 figure grid references. Well done everyone....
We have been looking at the human life cycle, in Science, and discussing what happens at each age. We have created our own age milestone posters. We have been collecting data in class and using our Maths skills to present our findings.
Year 5 have had a wonderful week, improving their safer cycling skills, on the road in our local area. The children have made super progress and we would like to say a big thank you to James, Nathan, Josie and Adrian from Go Velo for their expertise and patience! ...
This week, the children in Cherry Class have worked really hard to complete their amazing Amazon Art, using a range of oil pastels. We have been looking at The Jabberwocky poem and have written our own versions, based on our imaginary creatures.
Over the last couple of weeks, Cherry class have been busy designing, making and reviewing moon rovers. Check out some of our brilliant designs.