Happy New Year and welcome back to the Spring term! We hope you all enjoyed some festive family celebrations and the well deserved break, following such hard work last term.
We have got some exciting topics ahead of us again this term and as always, I just wanted to let you know some key information in order to help it all flow.
Spellings - As last term; we will continue to test the children on new weekly spellings with a taught rule/common pattern. The spellings they get incorrect in this test will come home in their yellow spelling books. Any children who get all of their spellings correct, will receive new ones in their yellow books, following the same rule. Please remember to continue learning the Year 5/6 statutory spellings alongside these. The children need to bring their spelling books in every day so that we can add any individual spellings we come across, into their books on a daily basis.
Headlice - I'm sorry to say, we may already have some visitors in the class! Please check your children's hair regularly and treat appropriately. Thank you.
Presentation - We are continuing to have high expectations in the presentation of work. Please remind your children of this when they are completing homework too.
Times tables - Continue to practice regularly; the children need to know all of their times tables - in order, out of order and with quick recall.
Reading - Please ensure your children are reading daily - they could be reading anything! Log as much of this in their reading record book as you can - even if the children are reading independently. Refer to the VIPERS skills on the bookmarks given out last term and make links to these in the record too.
Thank you for always assisting us in helping your children to achieve their best!
Please bring in:
* PE kits
* A bag to bring things home in
* Yellow spelling books
* Reading records
We had a great Christmas jumper day, the children were very festive and fun.
Today they sang their hearts out at the Memorial Hall, in front of about 40 local residents - and they sounded FANTASTIC!!
Thank you to all of the parents who bravely ventured into the classroom to do some craft with us on Monday - it was lovely to see you working with your children and delightful to see how much your children enjoyed having you here.
Busy making Christmas cards
Making some Greek salad
Stained glass windows
Painting Christmas decorations and present labels.
This week we have been rotating some Christmas craft activities. The children have been having a wonderful time and have created some beautiful things, that they will bring home on Friday to share with you.
Here we have the POM - POM group!
For your general information, I would like to inform you of a few staff changes for next week.
Unfortunately my youngest son needs an operation, which has come up rather quickly and happens to require at least two weeks recovery time!
This does mean that I will be off school on Tuesday the 10th December and for the remainder of that week. My son will have alternative care for the final week of term, all being well.
Thankfully, we are able to cover my class with other experienced staff and I will still be planning all of the lessons for them to teach from.
I would like to thank you for your understanding in this situation - as I am sure you can appreciate, it is quite a sensitive time.
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