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Bumble Bee class
Bumble Bee class

Miss Honeybell, Early Years Foundation stage

Welcome to our class page

HOME LEARNING MARCH 2020

We want to do all we can to support our families and children through this difficult time.

We have sent home home learning packs which have the Twinkl Home Learning ideas in including some English and Maths activities. We have also included an exercise book for children to write in independently to record any of these activities or keep a journal. In addition, please do as much reading as you can!

We would suggest that you complete one maths and one English task per day, either from the pack, or from Doodle maths and English. In addition to this you may like to do an additional activity such as art and craft, science or learning a new skill. If you need any ideas, please see here for more useful resources to continue your child's education at home.

You can find some home learning projects for EYFS here. We will try and upload a new one every week. Please don't feel pressure to complete them but it may give some ideas for things to do at home.

Please see here for a short social story that may help your children understand why school is shut at this challenging time. Do feel free to edit as necessary for your child.

A special message from Mrs Browne and Mrs Sewell: 'We really hope you and your family are staying safe and well at home. Thinking of you all lots.'

Here you will find helpful information about your child's class.

Please click here to see our class letter and here to see a curriculum overview for Terms 3 & 4.

Please see here for the information about Tapestry.

PE

Indoor PE is Thursday. Outdoor PE is on Friday. We do some physical activity every day so PE kit needs to be in school at all times.

Swimming

We will start swimming after Easter. Please fill out the form sent home and return it to us about your child's experience with swimming.

We will need a certain number of helpers for swimming each week, if you are able to help please ensure you have picked up the necessary forms from the office. 

 

Home learning

We would love for you to do as much of this home learning as possible over half term and bring it in to show us when we return to school on the 25th February.

See here for some fun learning about shape and here for counting and ordering numbers. This holiday is a great time to start adding and subtracting 1 digit numbers.

We would love the children to continue practicing their number work over half term. A great way to do this is through board games.

Here we have some fun home learning about 11121314 and 15.

Don't forget about the Teach Your Monster to Read website and visiting your local library. We have also allocated the children some books from our Bug Club scheme.

Books for Topics has some really lovely recomended reading lists for EYFS children. Please see here for their list of recommended reads for Reception. How many have you read?!

Literacy and number support

Please see here for the presentation from the Literacy Evening held on 26th September.

See here for the Top 10 Tips to develop your child's speaking and listening skills. 

Please take a look at these resources for supporting your child's development;

www.jollylearning.co.uk

www.bookstart.org.uk

www.early-education.org.uk

ww2.oxfordowls.co.uk

Please see here for the presentation from the Maths Evening held on 22nd October.

New parents evening 2019

Here is the presentation from the introduction evening. We hope you find it useful. Please contact us if you have any further questions.

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Butterfly class
Butterfly class

Miss Donovan, Foundation stage

Welcome to our class page

HOME LEARNING MARCH 2020

We want to do all we can to support our families and children through this difficult time.

We have sent home home learning packs which have the Twinkl Home Learning ideas in including some English and Maths activities. We have also included an exercise book for children to write in independently to record any of these activities or keep a journal. In addition, please do as much reading as you can!

We would suggest that you complete one maths and one English task per day, either from the pack, or from Doodle maths and English. In addition to this you may like to do an additional activity such as art and craft, science or learning a new skill. If you need any ideas, please see here for more useful resources to continue your child's education at home.

You can find some home learning projects for EYFS here. We will try and upload a new one every week. Please don't feel pressure to complete them but it may give some ideas for things to do at home.

Please see here for a short social story that may help your children understand why school is shut at this challenging time. Do feel free to edit as necessary for your child.

A special message from Miss Donovan: 'I really hope you and your family are staying safe and well at home. Thinking of you all lots.'

Here you will find helpful information about your child's class.

Please click here to see our class letter and here to see a curriculum overview for Terms 3 & 4.

Please see here for the information about Tapestry.

PE

Indoor PE is Tuesday. Outdoor PE is on Wednesday. We do some physical activity every day so PE kit needs to be in school at all times.

Swimming

We will start swimming after Easter. Please fill out the form sent home and return it to us about your child's experience with swimming.

We will need a certain number of helpers for swimming each week, if you are able to help please ensure you have picked up the necessary forms from the office. 

Home learning

We would love for you to do as much of this home learning as possible over half term and bring it in to show us when we return to school on the 25th February.

See here for some fun learning about shape and here for counting and ordering numbers. This holiday is a great time to start adding and subtracting 1 digit numbers.

We would love the children to continue practicing their number work over half term. A great way to do this is through board games.

Here we have some fun home learning about 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15.

Don't forget about the Teach Your Monster to Read website and visiting your local library. We have also allocated the children some books from our Bug Club scheme.

Books for Topics has some really lovely recomended reading lists for EYFS children. Please see here for their list of recommended reads for Reception. How many have you read?!

Literacy and number support

Please see here for the presentation from the Literacy Evening held on 26th September.

See here for the Top 10 Tips to develop your child's speaking and listening skills. 

Please take a look at these resources for supporting your child's development;

www.jollylearning.co.uk

www.bookstart.org.uk

www.early-education.org.uk

ww2.oxfordowls.co.uk

Please see here for the presentation from the Maths Evening held on 22nd October.

New parents evening 2019

Here is the presentation from the introduction evening. We hope you find it useful. Please contact us if you have any further questions.

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Class SEH

Miss Hansford, Year 1

Welcome to class SEH

HOME LEARNING MARCH 2020

We want to do all we can to support our families and children through this difficult time.

We have sent home home learning packs which have the Twinkl Home Learning ideas in including some English and Maths activities. We have also included an exercise book for children to write in independently to record any of these activities or keep a journal. In addition, please do as much reading as you can!

We would suggest that you complete one maths and one English task per day, either from the pack, or from Doodle maths and English. In addition to this you may like to do an additional activity such as art and craft, science or learning a new skill. If you need any ideas, please see here for more useful resources to continue your child's education at home.

Please see here for a short social story that may help your children understand why school is shut at this challenging time. Do feel free to edit as necessary for your child.

A special message from Miss Hansford: 'Please take this time to practise your skills in reading, writing and maths, but also make sure you do something you love every day, such as making, dancing or singing, or whatever it is that makes you smile. A big thank you to the parents who sent the ‘Mummy to be’ card wishing me well, it was such a kind gesture. I hope you are all well and staying safe, take care of yourselves. Thinking of you all lots.'

Class SEH Routines

PE will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays although we do some physical activity every day so PE kit needs to be in school at all times. 
During the winter we ask that all children have appropriate outdoor kit so we can get out in the colder weather. Please keep PE kits in school at all times and regularly check them to ensure kit (including daps or trainers) fits properly when it is sent home at the end of each term and is washed ready for the new term. Please also ensure EVERYTHING IS NAMED to minimise lost property. 

Swimming will be on Fridays 9- 10:30am during term 1 and on Monday 1.30-3 in terms 5 and 6. All children need a swimming costume or trunks, towel and hat for this. Please don't forget to name all kit. Swimming lessons cannot run wuthout parental help so please do sign up on the rota on the classroom door if you are able to help with a session. All helpers need to have  DBS check so please see the office for a form and do not sign up until this has come through.

Homework

Please could you support your child with their homework.

  • Spellings will be tested and given out on Thursdays. The children have Look, Cover, Write, Check sheets and we ask that they practise their spellings at least three times in a week. We will be testing the common exception words three times a year. These are kept in the childrens spelling books and are colour coded orange, green and yellow for each long term. Please see our Spelling Bee Information here.
  • Reading daily with your child is very important. We would suggest that your child reads for a minimum of five times a week for around ten minutes each session- little and often is usually best! Please comment in, and sign your child’s reading record every time they read to you.
  • Maths homework- If you wish to support your children at home in maths, we would suggest encouraging them to practise counting to 100, in steps of two, five and ten, recalling pairs of numbers that add up to 10 and, if appropriate, 20. We also recommend undertaking practical tasks such as board games where the children must count on and back, creating art work using different shapes, weighing ingredients for cooking, paying for items in shops and telling the time. All children have been provided with a Doodle Maths login and we suggest this is practised 2-3 times a week.

Topics

This term Year 1 & 2 will be learning a range of skills through our topic on Helpful Heroes (looking at the work of influential medical professionals) and Castle Life. We will visit Chepstow Castle in term 4 to support the Castles Topic.

Further information 

Please see our termly overview and our KS1 Information Letter for more information.

Year 1 Curriculum meeting

To read the powerpoint presentation from our Year 1 Curriculum meeting please see our website here.

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Class RH

Mrs Hayden, Year 1

HOME LEARNING MARCH 2020

We want to do all we can to support our families and children through this difficult time.

We have sent home home learning packs which have the Twinkl Home Learning ideas in including some English and Maths activities. We have also included an exercise book for children to write in independently to record any of these activities or keep a journal. In addition, please do as much reading as you can!

We would suggest that you complete one maths and one English task per day, either from the pack, or from Doodle maths and English. In addition to this you may like to do an additional activity such as art and craft, science or learning a new skill. If you need any ideas, please see here for more useful resources to continue your child's education at home.

Please see here for a short social story that may help your children understand why school is shut at this challenging time. Do feel free to edit as necessary for your child.

A special message from Mrs Hayden: ‘Thank you so much for all your kind wishes on Friday. Please take this time to practise your skills in reading, phonics, writing and maths, and also other activities such as drawing, painting, singing, dancing or any other hobbies which you really enjoy. I hope you and your family are all keeping well and please take good care of yourselves. Thinking of you all and sending love and best wishes.’

Class RH Routines

PE will be on Mondays and Fridays, although we do some physical activity every day so PE kit needs to be in school at all times. 
During the winter we ask that all children have appropriate outdoor kit so we can get out in the colder weather. Please keep PE kits in school at all times and regularly check them to ensure kit (including daps or trainers) fits properly when it is sent home at the end of each term. Please also ensure EVERYTHING IS NAMED to minimise lost property. 

Swimming will be on Tuesdays from 1.30-3.00 during terms 1, 5 and 6. All children need a swimming costume or trunks, towel and hat for this. Please don't forget to name all kit. Swimming lessons cannot run wuthout parental help so please do sign up on the rota on the classroom door if you are able to help with a session. All helpers need to have  DBS check so please see the office for a form and do not sign up until this has come through.

Homework

Please could you support your child with their homework.

  • Spellings will be tested and given out on Wednesdays. The children have Look, Cover, Write, Check sheets and we ask that they practise their spellings at least three times in a week. We will be testing the common exception words three times a year. These are kept in the childrens spelling books and are colour coded orange, green and yellow for each long term. Please see our Spelling Bee Information here.
  • Reading daily with your child is very important. We would suggest that your child reads for a minimum of five times a week for around ten minutes each session- little and often is usually best! Please comment in, and sign your child’s reading record every time they read to you.
  • Maths homework - If you wish to support your children at home in maths, we would suggest encouraging them to practise counting to 100, in steps of two, five and ten, recalling pairs of numbers that add up to 10 and, if appropriate, 20. We also recommend undertaking practical tasks such as board games where the children must count on and back, creating art work using different shapes, weighing ingredients for cooking, paying for items in shops and telling the time. All children have been provided with a Doodle Maths login and we suggest this is practised 2-3 times a week. 

Topics

This term Year 1 & 2 will be learning a range of skills through our topic on Helpful Heroes (looking at the work of influential medical professionals) and Castle Life. We will visit Chepstow Castle in term 4 to support the Castles Topic.

Further information 

Please see our termly overview and our KS1 Information Letter for more information.

Year 1 Curriculum meeting

 

To read the powerpoint presentation from our Year 1 Curriculum meeting please see our website here.

 

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Class NJ

Miss Jupp, Year 2

Welcome to class NJ

HOME LEARNING MARCH 2020

We want to do all we can to support our families and children through this difficult time.

We have sent home home learning packs which have the Twinkl Home Learning ideas in including some English and Maths activities. We have also included an exercise book for children to write in independently to record any of these activities or keep a journal. In addition, please do as much reading as you can!

We would suggest that you complete one maths and one English task per day, either from the pack, or from Doodle maths and English. In addition to this you may like to do an additional activity such as art and craft, science or learning a new skill. If you need any ideas, please see here for more useful resources to continue your child's education at home.

Please see here for a short social story that may help your children understand why school is shut at this challenging time. Do feel free to edit as necessary for your child.

A special message from Miss Jupp: 'I really hope you and your family are staying safe and well at home. Thinking of you all lots.'

Class NJ Routines

PE

Our PE days are a Wednesday and Thursday although we do some physical activity every day so PE kit needs to be in school at all times. 
During the winter we ask that all children have appropriate outdoor kit so we can get out in the colder weather. Please keep PE kits in school at all times and regularly check them to ensure kit (including daps or trainers) fits properly when it is sent home at the end of each term. Please also ensure EVERYTHING IS NAMED to minimise lost property. 

Swimming

We swim on a Tuesday morning (9-10.30) in terms 1, 5 and 6. All children need a swimming costume or trunks, towel and hat for this. Please don't forget to name all kit. Swimming lessons cannot run wuthout parental help so please do sign up on the rota on the classroom door if you are able to help with a session. All helpers need to have  DBS check so please see the office for a form and do not sign up until this has come through.

Homework

Please could you support your child with their homework.

  • Spellings will be tested and given out on WEDNESDAYS. The children have between 5 and 10 words to learn and we ask that they practise their spellings at least three times in a week, one session focussing on writing these in a sentence. Please see our Spelling Bee Information here.
  • We would suggest that your child reads daily for around ten minutes each session - little and often is usually best! Please comment in and sign your child’s reading record every time they read to you.
  • Maths homework  will be checked on a FRIDAY. Please ensure that homework sheets are kept in our child’s reading folders at all times. Also, if you wish to support your children at home in maths, please encourage them to use DoodleMaths and TTRockstars

Topics

This term Year 1 & 2 will be learning a range of skills through our topic on Helpful Heroes (looking at the work of influential medical professionals) and Castle Life. We will visit Chepstow Castle in term 4 to support the Castles Topic.

Further information

Please see our termly overview and our KS1 Information Letter for more information. Please click here to see our parent presentation for supporting your child at home.

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Class ED

Miss Davis, Year 2

Welcome to Miss Davis' class page

HOME LEARNING MARCH 2020

We want to do all we can to support our families and children through this difficult time.

We have sent home home learning packs which have the Twinkl Home Learning ideas in including some English and Maths activities. We have also included an exercise book for children to write in independently to record any of these activities or keep a journal. In addition, please do as much reading as you can!

We would suggest that you complete one maths and one English task per day, either from the pack, or from Doodle maths and English. In addition to this you may like to do an additional activity such as art and craft, science or learning a new skill. If you need any ideas, please see here for more useful resources to continue your child's education at home.

Please see here for a short social story that may help your children understand why school is shut at this challenging time. Do feel free to edit as necessary for your child.

A special message from Miss Davis: 'I really hope you and your family are staying safe and well at home. Enjoy reading lots of lovely books, doing activities you really love and maybe try and learn something new in the time you are away from school.'

PE

Our PE days are a Monday and Tuesday although we do some physical activity every day so PE kit needs to be in school at all times. 
During the winter we ask that all children have appropriate outdoor kit so we can get out in the colder weather. Please keep PE kits in school at all times and regularly check them to ensure kit (including daps or trainers) fits properly when it is sent home at the end of each term. Please also ensure EVERYTHING IS NAMED to minimise lost property. 

Swimming

We swim on a Wednesday morning in terms 1, 5 and 6. All children need a swimming costume or trunks, towel and hat for this. Please don't forget to name all kit. Swimming lessons cannot run wuthout parental help so please do sign up on the rota on the classroom door if you are able to help with a session. All helpers need to be DBS checked so please see the office for a form and do not sign up until this has come through.

Homework

Please could you support your child with their homework.

  • Spellings will be tested and given out on MONDAYS. The children have between 5 and 10 words to learn and we ask that they practise their spellings at least three times in a week, one session focussing on writing these in a sentence.  Please see our Spelling Bee Information here.
  • We would suggest that your child reads daily for around ten minutes each session - little and often is usually best! Please comment in and sign your child’s reading record every time they read to you.
  • Maths homework  will be checked on a FRIDAY. Please ensure that homework sheets are kept in our child’s reading folders at all times. Also, if you wish to support your children at home in maths, please encourage them to use DoodleMaths and TTRockstars

Topics

This term Year 1 & 2 will be learning a range of skills through our topic on Helpful Heroes (looking at the work of influential medical professionals) and Castle Life. We will visit Chepstow Castle in term 4 to support the Castles Topic.

Further information

Please see our termly overview and our KS1 Information Letter for more information. Please click here to see our parent presentation for supporting your child at home.

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Class PNMN

Mrs Nethercott and Mrs Newark, Year 3

A warm welcome to our class page – we hope you find the following information useful

HOME LEARNING MARCH 2020

We want to do all we can to support our families and children through this difficult time.

We have sent home home learning packs which have the Twinkl Home Learning ideas in including some English and Maths activities. We have also included an exercise book for children to write in independently to record any of these activities or keep a journal. In addition, please do as much reading as you can!

We would suggest that you complete one maths and one English task per day, either from the pack, or from Doodle maths and English. In addition to this you may like to do an additional activity such as art and craft, science or learning a new skill. If you need any ideas, please see here for more useful resources to continue your child's education at home.

Please see here for a short social story that may help your children understand why school is shut at this challenging time. Do feel free to edit as necessary for your child.

A special message from Mrs Nethercott and Mrs Newark: 'We really hope you and your family are staying safe and well at home. Thinking of you all lots.'

Outdoor games

This will take place on a Tuesday afternoon.  Please ensure your child has the correct kit - plain red t shirt, shorts/jogging bottoms and trainers.  As the weather gets colder they may also need a plain hooded top.

Indoor PE 

This will take place on a Monday aftenoon

Swimming

Swimming will take place on a Monday afternoon after the Easter break.

Topics - spring term 2020

This term the main topic we will be studying is a history-based one on Ancient Egypt

Later in the term we will start another geography topic on "How can we live more sustainably?"

Our Science topics will be Animals including Humans (Nutrition, food chains, digestive system and teeth).

As ever, we welcome any resources you may have which could help with these topics. Please make sure that anything sent into school is clearly named, so that it can be returned to you safely.

Homework

Reading: just a reminder that the children are expected to read every day with an adult and independently as much as possible. Although we encourage the children to keep a record of their own reading, it is very useful if you could sign their record books regularly. (Children get house points in class for regular reading at home.) 

For more information about activities to support reading and recommended books, please see our Reading Room page here.

Spellings: these will be sent home on Thursdays to be tested the following Thursday. We are following the scheme "No Nonsense Spellings". Children should use the different approaches taught in class (and stuck in the front of their books) to practise their words each week, and also put them into sentences to secure meaning.  Please see our Spelling Bee Information here.

Maths:  Every week the children are expected to spend 3 lots of 10 mins on DoodleMaths , earning at least 15 stars. This is checked every Monday.

Times tables will be set and tested on Tuesdays.There are lots of fun times tables games online to help with these:

https://ttrockstars.com/login/10562  The children will know their logins for this fantastic website, which they use regularly in school.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma13tabl-game-tables-grid-find

YouTube has useful videos, including songs for times tables. 

Further information 

For further information, please see our  LKS2 letter for spring term, our Welcome to the Juniors PNMN Booklet and our Year 3 curriculum overview for the spring term Please see also our Welcome to KS2 presentation for parents.

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Class ESST

Mrs Spincer and Miss Tang, Year 3

A warm welcome to our class page – we hope you find the following information useful

HOME LEARNING MARCH 2020

We want to do all we can to support our families and children through this difficult time.

We have sent home home learning packs which have the Twinkl Home Learning ideas in including some English and Maths activities. We have also included an exercise book for children to write in independently to record any of these activities or keep a journal. In addition, please do as much reading as you can!

We would suggest that you complete one maths and one English task per day, either from the pack, or from Doodle maths and English. In addition to this you may like to do an additional activity such as art and craft, science or learning a new skill. If you need any ideas, please see here for more useful resources to continue your child's education at home.

Please see here for a short social story that may help your children understand why school is shut at this challenging time. Do feel free to edit as necessary for your child.

A special message from Mrs Spincer and Miss Tang: 'We really hope you and your family are staying safe and well at home. Keep up the Doodle activities - we can see you've already been really busy doing these! It's been great to see some of your home learning too - send it to us homelearning@saltfordschool.org.uk. Thinking of you all lots.'

Outdoor games

From September 2019 this will be on a Tuesday morning.   Please make sure the children have appropriate clothing and trainers for this. Please ensure all items are named. 

Indoor PE 

This will be on Thursday afternoons when we are not swimming (Terms 2,3 and 4). 

Swimming

Will be on Thursday afternoons in Terms 1, 5 and 6. Please sign up on the form by the classroom door if you can help. We need one person each week to help. You will need a DBS for this, which the Office can arrange if you don't have one.

Topics - Spring Term 2020

This term the main topic we will be studying is a history-based one on Ancient Egypt.

Our Science topic will be Animals including Humans (nutrition, food chains, digestive system, teeth) .

As ever, we welcome any resources you may have which could help with these topics. Please make sure that anything sent into school is clearly named, so that it can be returned to you safely.

Homework

Reading: just a reminder that the children are expected to read every day with an adult and independently as much as possible. Although we encourage the children to keep a record of their own reading, it is very useful if you could sign their record books regularly. (Children get house points in class for regular reading at home.) 

For more information about activities to support reading and recommended books, please see our Reading Room page here.

Spellings: these will be sent home on Thursdays to be tested the following Thursday. We are following the scheme "No Nonsense Spellings". Children should use the different approaches taught in class (and stuck in the front of their books) to practise their words each week, and also put them into sentences to secure meaning. Please see our Spelling Bee Information here.

Maths:  Every week the children are expected to spend 3 lots of 10 mins on Doodlemaths, earning at least 15 stars. This is checked every Monday.

Times tables will be set and tested on Thursdays.There are lots of fun times tables games online to help with these:

https://ttrockstars.com/login/10562  The children will know their logins for this fantastic website, which they use regularly in school.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma13tabl-game-tables-grid-find

YouTube has useful videos, including songs for times tables. 

We encourage the children to use TT Rockstars to help the children with their timetables.

Further information 

For further information, please see our  LKS2 letter for spring term , our "Welcome to Juniors" booklet and our Year 3 curriculum overview for the Spring term . Please see also our Welcome to KS2 presentation for parents.

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Class RJ

Mr Jenkins, Year 4

A warm welcome to our class RJ page – we hope you find the following information useful

HOME LEARNING MARCH 2020

We want to do all we can to support our families and children through this difficult time.

We have sent home home learning packs which have the Twinkl Home Learning ideas in including some English and Maths activities. We have also included an exercise book for children to write in independently to record any of these activities or keep a journal. In addition, please do as much reading as you can!

We would suggest that you complete one maths and one English task per day, either from the pack, or from Doodle maths and English. In addition to this you may like to do an additional activity such as art and craft, science or learning a new skill. If you need any ideas, please see here for more useful resources to continue your child's education at home.

Please see here for a short social story that may help your children understand why school is shut at this challenging time. Do feel free to edit as necessary for your child.

A special message from Mr Jenkins: 'I really hope you and your family are staying safe and well at home. Thinking of you all lots.'

Indoor PE 

This will take place on a Tuesday afternoon. Please can you make sure the children have appropriate clothing and trainers for this. Please can you ensure all items are named.

Outdoor PE

This will take place on Friday afternoons. Please again can you make sure the children have appropriate clothing and footwear for this.

Swimming

Swimming will take place on a Thursday morning after the Easter break.

Topics - spring term 2020

This term the main topic we will be studying is a history-based one on Ancient Egypt

Later in the term we will start another geography topic on "How can we live more sustainably?"

Our Science topics will be Animals including Humans (Nutrition, food chains, digestive system and teeth).

As ever, we welcome any resources you may have which could help with these topics. Please make sure that anything sent into school is clearly named, so that it can be returned to you safely.

Homework

Reading: just a reminder that the children are expected to read every day with an adult and independently as much as possible. Although we encourage the children to keep a record of their own reading, it is very useful if you could sign their record books regularly. (Children get house points in class for regular reading at home.) 

For more information about activities to support reading and recommended books, please see our Reading Room page here.

Spellings: these will be sent home on Fridays to be tested the following Friday. We are following the scheme "No Nonsense Spellings". Children should use the different approaches taught in class (and stuck in the front of their books) to practise their words each week, and also put them into sentences to secure meaning. Please see our Spelling Bee Information here.

Maths:  Every week the children are expected to spend 3 lots of 10 mins on DoodleMaths , earning at least 15 stars. This is checked every Friday.

Times tables will be set and tested on Tuesdays.There are lots of fun times tables games online to help with these:

https://ttrockstars.com/login/10562  The children will know their logins for this fantastic website, which they use regularly in school.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma13tabl-game-tables-grid-find

YouTube has useful videos, including songs for times tables. 

Further information 

For further information, please see our   LKS2 letter for spring term and our Year 4 curriculum overview for the spring term 

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Class NB

Mr Baker, Year 4

Welcome to class NB web page

HOME LEARNING MARCH 2020

We want to do all we can to support our families and children through this difficult time.

We have sent home home learning packs which have the Twinkl Home Learning ideas in including some English and Maths activities. We have also included an exercise book for children to write in independently to record any of these activities or keep a journal. In addition, please do as much reading as you can!

We would suggest that you complete one maths and one English task per day, either from the pack, or from Doodle maths and English. In addition to this you may like to do an additional activity such as art and craft, science or learning a new skill. If you need any ideas, please see here for more useful resources to continue your child's education at home.

Please see here for a short social story that may help your children understand why school is shut at this challenging time. Do feel free to edit as necessary for your child.

A special message from Mr Baker: 'I really hope you and your family are staying safe and well at home. Thinking of you all lots.'

Indoor PE 

This will take place on a Friday morning. Please can you make sure the children have appropriate clothing and trainers for this. Please can you ensure all items are named.

Outdoor PE

This will take place on Tuesday mornings.  Please again can you make sure the children have appropriate clothing and footwear for this.

Swimming

Swimming will take place on a Thursday morning after the Easter break.

Topics - spring term 2020

This term the main topic we will be studying is a history-based one on Ancient Egypt

Later in the term we will start another geography topic on "How can we live more sustainably?"

Our Science topics will be Animals including Humans (Nutrition, food chains, digestive system and teeth).

As ever, we welcome any resources you may have which could help with these topics. Please make sure that anything sent into school is clearly named, so that it can be returned to you safely.

Homework

Reading: just a reminder that the children are expected to read every day with an adult and independently as much as possible. Although we encourage the children to keep a record of their own reading, it is very useful if you could sign their record books regularly. (Children get house points in class for regular reading at home.) 

For more information about activities to support reading and recommended books, please see our Reading Room page here.

Spellings: these will be sent home on Fridays to be tested the following Friday. We are following the scheme "No Nonsense Spellings". Children should use the different approaches taught in class (and stuck in the front of their books) to practise their words each week, and also put them into sentences to secure meaning. Please see our Spelling Bee Information here.

Maths:  Every week the children are expected to spend 3 lots of 10 mins on DoodleMaths , earning at least 15 stars. This is checked every Thursday.

Times tables will be set and tested on Thursdays.There are lots of fun times tables games online to help with these:

https://ttrockstars.com/login/10562  The children will know their logins for this fantastic website, which they use regularly in school.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma13tabl-game-tables-grid-find

YouTube has useful videos, including songs for times tables. 

Further information

For more information, please see  LKS2 letter for spring term for this term and our Year 4 curriculum overview for the spring term

Please do come and speak to me if you have anything you would like to discuss.

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Class JSB

Mr Bowkett, Year 5

Welcome to class JSB

HOME LEARNING MARCH 2020

We want to do all we can to support our families and children through this difficult time.

We have sent home home learning packs which have the Twinkl Home Learning ideas in including some English and Maths activities. We have also included an exercise book for children to write in independently to record any of these activities or keep a journal. In addition, please do as much reading as you can!

We would suggest that you complete one maths and one English task per day, either from the pack, or from Doodle maths and English. In addition to this you may like to do an additional activity such as art and craft, science or learning a new skill. If you need any ideas, please see here for more useful resources to continue your child's education at home.

Please see here for a short social story that may help your children understand why school is shut at this challenging time. Do feel free to edit as necessary for your child.

A special message from Mr Bowkett: 'I really hope you and your family are staying safe and well at home. Thinking of you all lots.'

PE

Outdoor games will be on usually Wednesday afternoons, please make sure the children have appropriate clothing and trainers for this. Please ensure all items are named.

Indoor P.E will be on a Thursday.

Swimming

We swim every Tuesday from 10:30 - 12:00 during the autumn term. Please sign up to help if you can. The sign up sheet is outside our class fire exit or you can contact the office if you unable to sign up in person. Thank you!

Homework

Reading: just a reminder that the children are expected to read everyday with an adult and independently as much as possible. Although we encourage the children to keep a record of their own reading, it is very useful if you could sign their record books regularly. (Children get group points in class for regular reading at home).

Spellings: these will be sent home on Mondays to be tested the following Monday.
Children should use the ‘Look, Cover, Write, Check’ approach to practising the words, and complete he accompanying activity sheet. Please see our Spelling Bee Information here.

English homework: this will be sent home on a Thursday and handed in the following Wednesday.

Maths homework is given once a week on Tuesday to be handed in on the following Monday. Times tables and TT Rock Stars will be tested regulary and the children should practise at home.

Topic: this term the main topic the children will be studying is Ancient Greece.

Our new Science topic will be Living Things and their Habitats-Life Cycles and Life Precesses.

As ever, we welcome any resources you may have that could help with these topics. Please make sure that anything sent into school is clearly named, so that it can be returned to you safely.

The children have their own login details for TT Rock stars times tables so please ensure your child practises regularly on it and takes part in the inter-class competitions that we have.

Further information

Please click on the links for a copy of our Years 5/6 termly letter and our curriculum overview for terms 3 and 4.

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Class AB

Mr Boyle, Year 5

Welcome to class AB

HOME LEARNING MARCH 2020

We want to do all we can to support our families and children through this difficult time.

We have sent home home learning packs which have the Twinkl Home Learning ideas in including some English and Maths activities. We have also included an exercise book for children to write in independently to record any of these activities or keep a journal. In addition, please do as much reading as you can!

We would suggest that you complete one maths and one English task per day, either from the pack, or from Doodle maths and English. In addition to this you may like to do an additional activity such as art and craft, science or learning a new skill. If you need any ideas, please see here for more useful resources to continue your child's education at home.

Please see here for a short social story that may help your children understand why school is shut at this challenging time. Do feel free to edit as necessary for your child.

A special message from Mr Boyle: 'Greetings ABeings! Happy Friday!

I hope you are all well and happy. Enjoy learning in a different way for a little while. Use your time positively and make the most of taking responsibility for your own learning and organising your day. You can have Newsday Tuesday every day if you wish. You are now the teacher and pupil-make the most of this opportunity and give me some tips when we return to school.

Good luck with the TTRock Stars competition, which started today, v The Meadows Primary school. I see we have made a great start-Come on Saltford!

I am missing our classroom conversations (even the gruesome ones!) and our Team AB spirit.

Look after yourselves everyone. I am looking forward to hearing about your adventures and new things you have learned.

Until we are all reunited again, my very best wishes.

SALUTE!

Mr Boyle.'

PE

Our P.E. days are Tuesday and Wednesday, so don’t forget P.E. kits on those days.

Outdoor P.E. will be on Tuesday afternoon and indoor P.E. will be on Wednesday morning in Term 3.

We will also be doing daily physical activity with Go Noodle and skipping.

Swimming

Swimming is on Friday 10:30am - 12pm in terms 5 and 6.

Homework

We encourage the children to read their book at home every day. Even though the children are older and may need less support with actually reading the words, they still need to discuss their reading with an adult, talking about characters, plot and any tricky vocabulary.

Spellings are given each Monday for a test on the following Monday, accompanied by a short activity based on a spelling pattern or rule studied in class. 

Maths homework is given once a week on Tuesday to be handed in on the following Monday. Times tables and TT Rock Stars will be tested regulary and the children should practise at home.

English homework is given out on Thursday to be handed in on the following Wednesday. 

Topic: this term the main topic the children will be studying is Ancient Greece.

Our new Science topic will be Living Things and their Habitats-Life Cycles and Life Precesses.

As ever, we welcome any resources you may have that could help with these topics. Please make sure that anything sent into school is clearly named, so that it can be returned to you safely.

The children have their own login details for TT Rock stars times tables so please ensure your child practises regularly on it and takes part in the inter-class competitions that we have.

Further information

Please click on the links for a copy of our Years 5/6 termly letter and our curriculum overview for terms 3 and 4.

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Class NS

Mr Styles, Year 6

Welcome to class NS

HOME LEARNING MARCH 2020

We want to do all we can to support our families and children through this difficult time.

We have sent home home learning packs which have the Twinkl Home Learning ideas in including some English and Maths activities. We have also included an exercise book for children to write in independently to record any of these activities or keep a journal. In addition, please do as much reading as you can!

We would suggest that you complete one maths and one English task per day, either from the pack, or from Doodle maths and English. In addition to this you may like to do an additional activity such as art and craft, science or learning a new skill. If you need any ideas, please see here for more useful resources to continue your child's education at home.

Please see here for a short social story that may help your children understand why school is shut at this challenging time. Do feel free to edit as necessary for your child.

A special message from Mr Styles: 'I really hope you and your family are staying safe and well at home. Thinking of you all lots.'

Topics

This term we will be starting a topic on Ancient Greece. In Science we will be learning about Evolution

If you have any books, pictures or other artefacts that would help our work we would be pleased to borrow them.

PE

Appropriate kit should be brought in to school for each PE session. If it is more convenient, the children can leave their kit hanging on their peg in the cloakroom. Trainers should be brought in every week in case we use the field.
Please see below for the PE slots for terms 3 and 4:

Term 3

Outdoor PE: Thursday afternoon

Indoor PE: Monday morning

Term 4

Indoor PE: Tuesday morning

Outdoor PE: Thursday afternoon

Homework

The children have four main homework activities given over the course of the week. The days these are given and expected back in are listed below.

Spellings: given out on Monday and tested the following Monday.

English: given on a Thursday to be handed back the following Wednesday.

Maths: given out on a Tuesday to be handed back the following Monday.

Science: given out on a Friday t be handed back the following Friday.

 

The English and Maths homework should take an hour each.

The children should also read at home for 20 minutes every day. They should record this in their reading record. We understand that busy lives can make it difficult to hear a child read, but would advise this is done whenever possible.

SATS meeting - a copy of the powerpoint presentation is available to view here.

Further information

For more information, please see our class letter of January 2020 and our termly overview of terms 3 and 4.

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Class JG

Mr Godwin, Year 6

Welcome to Class JG

HOME LEARNING MARCH 2020

We want to do all we can to support our families and children through this difficult time.

We have sent home home learning packs which have the Twinkl Home Learning ideas in including some English and Maths activities. We have also included an exercise book for children to write in independently to record any of these activities or keep a journal. In addition, please do as much reading as you can!

We would suggest that you complete one maths and one English task per day, either from the pack, or from Doodle maths and English. In addition to this you may like to do an additional activity such as art and craft, science or learning a new skill. If you need any ideas, please see here for more useful resources to continue your child's education at home.

Please see here for a short social story that may help your children understand why school is shut at this challenging time. Do feel free to edit as necessary for your child.

A special message from Mr Godwin: 'I really hope you and your family are staying safe and well at home. Thinking of you all lots.'

Outdoor games

We have outdoor games on Monday afternoons. This term will be invasion games. Please could children ensure that they have their kits in school.

Swimming

Swimming is on Wednesday mornings in Terms 1, 5 and 6. Please sign up on the form by the classroom door if you can help. We need one person each week to help. You will need a DBS for this, which the Office can arrange if you don't have one.

Topics - Spring Term 2020

This term the main topic we will be studying is a history-based one on Ancient Greece.

Later in the term we will start a Geography topic on Mountains.

Our Science topics will be Evolution and Inheritance.

As ever, we welcome any resources you may have that could help with these topics. Please make sure that anything sent into school is clearly named, so that it can be returned to you safely.

Homework

Reading: we encourage the children to read their book at home for a minimum of 20 minutes each day. Even though the children are older and may need less support with actually reading the words, they still need to discuss their reading with an adult, talking about characters, plot and any tricky vocabulary. Although we encourage the children to keep a record of their own reading, it is very useful if you could sign their record books regularly. (Children get house points in class for regular reading at home.) 

For more information about activities to support reading and recommended books, please see our Reading Room page here.

Spellings are given each Monday for a test on the following Monday, accompanied by a short activity based on a spelling pattern or rule studied in class. We are following the scheme "No Nonsense Spellings". Children should use the different approaches taught in class to practise their words each week.

Maths homework is given once a week on Tuesday to be handed in on the following Monday. Your child has also been given a log in for Doodle Maths and we would encourage them to use this where possible. We also encourage the children to use TT Rockstars to help the children with their multiplication tables.

English homework is given out on Thursday to be handed in on the following Wednesday. 

Science homework will be given out weekly on Fridays.

SATS information meeting - a copy of the powerpoint presentation can be found here.

Further information

Please click on the link for a copy of our class letter and our termly overview of terms 3 and 4. 

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