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Bumble Bee Class
Bumble Bee Class

Miss Honeybell, Early Years Foundation stage

Welcome to our class page.

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

We recently held a Maths Workshop for parents.  Please follow the links below for the presentation and information leaflet.

Leaflet

Presentation

Please see the class letter and curriculum overview for the summer term.

PE

Our PE days are Mondays and Tuesdays, although we do some physical activity every day so PE kit needs to be in school at all times.

Swimming

We are now swimming! We swim on Monday mornings at 9am. All children need to bring a swimming kit on Mondays.

Homework

Reading books and bags will be given to the children at the end of September 2017.  An information evening on how to support your child's literacy development will be held on Thursday 28th September 2017 at 7pm.

Do have a go at some of these activities with your children over the May half term.

Literacy and Number support

The presentation from the Literacy Evening on 28th September can be found here.

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

www.jollylearning.co.uk

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/magickey/index.shtml

www.bookstart.org.uk

www.early-education.org.uk

ww2.oxfordowls.co.uk

 

New Parents Evening 2018

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.

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

We recently held a Maths Workshop for parents.  Please follow the links below for the presentation and information leaflet.

Leaflet

Presentation

Please see the class letter and curriculum overview for the summer term.

PE

Our PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays, although we do some physical activity every day so PE kit needs to be in school at all times.

Swimming

We are now swimming! We swim at 10.30am on a Monday. All children need their swimming kit in school on this day.

Homework

Reading books and bags will be given to the children at the end of September 2017.  An information evening on how to support your child's literacy development will be held on Thursday 28th September 2017 at 7pm.

Do have a go at some of these activities with your children over the May half term.

Literacy and Number support

The presentation from the Literacy Evening on 28th September can be found here.

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

www.jollylearning.co.uk

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/magickey/index.shtml

www.bookstart.org.uk

www.early-education.org.uk

ww2.oxfordowls.co.uk

 

New Parents Evening 2018

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

PE will be on Thursdays and Fridays. Please ensure kits are named and kept in school at all times. 

Swimming will be on Wednesdays 9- 10:30am during terms 1, 5 and 6.

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.
  • 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 will start in October and will cover key objectives for each term. These are to practise at home and will not be tested in school. Also, if you wish to support your children at home in maths, we would suggest encouraging them to practise counting in steps of one, 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.

Topics

This term Years 1 & 2 will be learning a range of skills through our topics ‘Flying High’, thinking about birds and their habitats, and ‘I do like to be beside the seaside.’ Investigating holidays and the features of coastal areas. 

Further information 

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

Helping your child at home

Please see our Year 1 support at home letter  for more information about supporting your child at home.

Please see our Phonics screening check powerpoint for information about the Year One phonics check in June and how to supoprt your child at home prior to this. 

Please find the summer term 1 instant recall facts here for supporting your child at home.

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Class RH

Mrs Hayden, Year 1

Welcome to class RH

PE will be on Mondays and Thursdays. Please ensure kits are named and kept in school at all times. 

Swimming will be on Fridays from 9.00 - 10:30am during terms 1, 5 and 6.

Homework

Please could you support your child with their homework.

  • Spellings will be tested and given out on Fridays. 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.
  • 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 will start in October and will cover key objectives for each term. These are to practise at home and will not be tested in school. Also, if you wish to support your children at home in maths, we would suggest encouraging them to practise counting in steps of one, 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.

Topics

This term Years 1 & 2 will be learning a range of skills through our topics ‘Flying High’, thinking about birds and their habitats, and ‘I do like to be beside the seaside.’ Investigating holidays and the features of coastal areas.

Further information 

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

Helping your child at home

Please see our Year 1 support at home letter  for more information about supporting your child at home.

Please see our Phonics screening check powerpoint for information about the Year One phonics check in June and how to supoprt your child at home prior to this. 

Please find the summer term 1 instant recall facts here for supporting your child at home.

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Class NJ

Miss Jupp, Year 2

Welcome to class NJ

PE

Our PE days are a Tuesday 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.

Swimming

We swim on a Friday morning (10.30-12) 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 sessions cannot run without parental help so please do sign up on the rota on the classroom door if you are able to help with a session.

Homework

Please could you support your child with their homework.

  • Spellings will be testedand given out on MONDAYS. The children have Look, Cover, Write, Check sheets and we ask that they practise their spellings at least three times in a week.
  • 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  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, we would suggest encouraging them to practise counting in steps of one, two, five and ten, recalling pairs of numbers that add up to 10 and, if appropriate, 20 and 100, and 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.

Topics

This term Years 1 & 2 will be learning a range of skills through our topics ‘Flying High’, thinking about birds and their habitats, and ‘I do like to be beside the seaside.’ Investigating holidays and the features of coastal areas..

Further information

Please see our termly overview for summer terms 5 and 6 and our KS1 information letter for more information. Click here for our presentation from the Year 2 SATS Information Evening or Information for How to Support Your Child at Home.

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Class ED

Welcome to Miss Davis' class, Year 2

PE

Our PE days are a Monday and Wednesday for Term 6 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.

Swimming

We swim on a Thursday 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 sessions cannot run without parental help so please do sign up on the rota on the classroom door if you are able to help with a session.

Homework

Please could you support your child with their homework.

  • Spellings will be tested and given out on MONDAYS. The children have Look, Cover, Write, Check sheets and we ask that they practise their spellings at least three times in a week.
  • 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  will be checked on a WEDNESDAY. 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, we would suggest encouraging them to practise counting in steps of one, two, five and ten, recalling pairs of numbers that add up to 10 and, if appropriate, 20 and 100, and 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.

Topics

This term Years 1 & 2 will be learning a range of skills through our topics ‘Flying High’, thinking about birds and their habitats, and ‘I do like to be beside the seaside.’ Investigating holidays and the features of coastal areas.

Further information

Please see our termly overview for summer terms 5 and 6 and our KS1 information letter for more information. Click here for our presentation from the Year 2 SATS Information Evening or Information for How to Support Your Child at Home.

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Class PNST

Mrs Nethercott and Miss Tang, Year 3

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

Outdoor Games

For the first part of this term, we will be having Basketball coaching on a Wednesday morning.   Please make sure the children have appropriate clothing and trainers for this. Please ensure all items are named.

Indoor PE 

This will begin again in the Autumn term.

Swimming

We are also swimming on a Wednesday morning this term.  Please ensure the children come to school with their costumes, hats and towels.  Please ensure they are all named.  If you are able to help with this, please sign up outside the classroom.

Topics

This term the main topic the children will be studying is Victorians - Life for Children, a local study and famous Victorian innovators.

Our Geography topic will be based around the theme, "Why are jungles so wet and deserts so dry?"

Our new Science topics will be Living Things and Habitats and Forces and Magnets

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 at least five times a week 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.) 

Spellings: these will be sent home on Tuesdays to be tested the following Tuesday.  We are following the new 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.

Maths: times tables will be set and tested on Tuesdays.There are lots of fun times tables games online to help with maths:
http://www.interactive-resources.co.uk/ (This is a website our school subscribes to and has lots of fun activities to support maths understanding and mental maths skills – children know the username and password.  Multiplication wipeout wall is great fun!)

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

YouTube has useful videos, including songs for times tables. 

We will also be setting a Maths worksheet activity that should take no more than 20 minutes to complete to be handed in on Mondays. We encourage the children to use TT Rockstars to help the children with their timetables.

Further information 

For further information, please see our  Class letter for summer term, our Welcome to the Juniors PNST Booklet and our Year 3 curriculum overview for the summer term.

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Class ESMN

Mrs Spincer and Mrs Newark, Year 3

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

Outdoor Games

For the first part of this term, we will be having Basketball coaching on a Wednesday morning.   Please make sure the children have appropriate clothing and trainers for this. Please ensure all items are named.

Indoor PE 

This will begin again in the Autumn term.

Swimming

We are also swimming on a Thursday afternoon this term.  Please ensure the children come to school with their costumes, hats and towels.  Please ensure they are all named.  If you are able to help with this, please sign up outside the classroom.

Topics

This term the main topic the children will be studying is Victorians - Life for Children, a local study and famous Victorian innovators.

Our Geography topic will be based around the theme, "Why are jungles so wet and deserts so dry?"

Our new Science topics will be Living Things and Habitats and Forces and Magnets

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 at least five times a week 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.) 

Spellings: these will be sent home on Tuesdays to be tested the following Tuesday.  We are following the new 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.

Maths: times tables will be set and tested on Tuesdays.There are lots of fun times tables games online to help with maths:
http://www.interactive-resources.co.uk/ (This is a website our school subscribes to and has lots of fun activities to support maths understanding and mental maths skills – children know the username and password.  Multiplication wipeout wall is great fun!)

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

YouTube has useful videos, including songs for times tables. 

We will also be setting a Maths worksheet activity that should take no more than 20 minutes to complete to be handed in on Mondays. We encourage the children to use TT Rockstars to help the children with their timetables.

Further information 

For further information, please see our summer term class letter, our "Welcome to Juniors" booklet and our Year 3 curriculum overview for the summer term.

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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!

Indoor PE 

This will begin again in the Autumn term.

Swimming

We are also swimming on a Thursday morning between 10.30 - 12.00 noon this term.  Please ensure the children come to school with their costumes, hats and towels.  Please ensure they are all named.  If you are able to help with this, please sign up outside the classroom.

Topics

This term the main topic the children will be studying is Victorians - Life for Children, a local study and famous Victorian innovators.

Our Geography topic will be based around the theme, "Why are jungles so wet and deserts so dry?"

Our new Science topics will be Living Things and Habitats and Forces and Magnets

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 at least five times a week 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.) 

Spellings: these will be sent home on Friday to be tested the following Friday.  We are following the new 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.

Maths: times tables will be set and tested on Friday.There are lots of fun times tables games online to help with maths:
http://www.interactive-resources.co.uk/ (This is a website our school subscribes to and has lots of fun activities to support maths understanding and mental maths skills – children know the username and password.  Multiplication wipeout wall is great fun!)

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

YouTube has useful videos, including songs for times tables. 

We will also be setting a Maths worksheet activity that should take no more than 20 minutes to complete to be handed in on Fridays. We encourage the children to use TT Rockstars to help the children with their timetables.

Class information 

Please see our class letter for the summer term for more information. 

For more on the curriculum we shall be following, please see our termly planning overview for the summer term.

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Class NB

Mr Baker, Year 4

Welcome to class NB web page.

Indoor PE

This will begin again in the Autumn term.

Swimming


We are swimming on a Monday afternoon this term. Please ensure the children come to school with their costumes, hats and towels. Please make they are all named. If you are able to help with this, please sign up outside the classroom.

Topics


This term the main topic the children will be studying is Victorians - Life for Children, a local study and famous Victorian innovators.

Our Geography topic will be based around the theme, "Why are jungles so wet and deserts so dry?"

Our new Science topics will be Living Things and Habitats and Forces and Magnets

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 at least five times a week 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.)

Spellings: these will be sent home on Friday to be tested the following Friday. We are following the new 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.

Maths: times tables will be set and tested on Thursday.There are lots of fun times tables games online to help with maths:
http://www.interactive-resources.co.uk/ (This is a website our school subscribes to and has lots of fun activities to support maths understanding and mental maths skills – children know the username and password. Multiplication wipeout wall is great fun!)

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

YouTube has useful videos, including songs for times tables.

We will also be setting a Maths worksheet activity, that should take no more than 20 minutes to complete, to be handed in on Thursday. We encourage the children to use TT Rockstars to help them with their times tables.

Further information

For more information, please see our class letter for this term and our termly planning overview for the summer term.

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

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Class HR

Miss Rudd, Year 5

Welcome to Class HR

Outdoor Games 

This will be on Fridays – please make sure the children have appropriate clothing and trainers for this. Please ensure all items are named.

Swimming

Our swimming session is Tuesday afternoon. Our sign up sheet for swimming helpers is located outside the classroom.

Topics

This term the main topic the children will be studying is Vikings.

Our new Science topic will be forces and animals looking at living things and their habitats.

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 at least four times a week 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 also put them into sentences to secure meaning.

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

55 club: times tables will be set and tested on Mondays.There are lots of fun times tables games online (BBC Skillswise, for example) to help with maths. Don’t forget to use the TTRockstars website – children know the login!

Maths homework: this will be sent home on a Tuesday and handed in the following Monday.

Further information 

For further information please see our class letter for the summer term and our termly planning overview for terms 5 & 6.

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Class AB

Mr Boyle, Year 5

Welcome to class AB

We are a year 5 class. Here is some useful information:

PE

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

Indoor PE will be on Friday morning from Term 2, when swimming has finished.

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

Swimming

Our Swimming lessons will take place Tuesday morning. Please bring trunks/ one- piece costume, hat, towel and goggles if required. I would be very grateful if parents could sign up to help on the sheet outside of my classroom.

Homework

We encourage the children to read their book at home for a minimum of 20 minutes four times a week. 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. The children also have their “55 club” times tables sheets to practise for their test on Friday.

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 the Tudors.

Our new Science topic will be changing materials followed by earth and space.

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.

Don't forget that we also have membership of Interactive Resources for excellent maths games. Please see Mr Boyle if you have forgotten our user name or password. The children also 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 welcome letter for the summer term and our termly planning overview for terms 5 & 6.

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Class NS

Mr Styles, Year 6

Welcome to Class NS

Below is some information about our class. Please feel free to pop in to see me if you have any further questions. 

Topics

This term we will be starting a topic on Vikings. In Science we will be learning more about light and animals including humans .

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 5 & 6.

Term 5 & 6

Swimming: Tuesday mornings.

Outdoor games: Friday afternoons

Homework

The children have five 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 to be handed in the following Friday.

55 Club: tested on a Monday. Practice sheets given as needed 

The language and maths homework should take an hour each.

The children should also read at home for 20 minutes four times a week. 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 at least twice a week if possible. The person the child reads to should record this in the child’s reading record.

Further information

For more information, please see our class letter of April 2018 and our termly overview of terms 5 & 6.

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Class JG

Mr Godwin, Year 6

Welcome to Class JG

We are a year 6 class. Here is some information I hope you will find useful:

Outdoor games

We have outdoor games on Monday afternoons. This term is striking and fielding. Please could children ensure that they have their kit in school on these days?

Swimming

You will need trunks/one-piece costume, hat, towel and goggles if required. I would be very grateful if parents could sign up to help on the sheet outside of my classroom.

Homework

We encourage the children to read their book at home for a minimum of 20 minutes four times a week. 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.

English homework is given out on Thursday to be handed in on the following Wednesday. Children are using the CGP books for homework activities in Maths and English from December 2017.

Science Homework is given out on a Friday, to be handed in the following Friday.

The following websites may be useful to the children for homework:
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/
www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/index.htm
durham.schooljotter.com/coxhoe/Curriculum+Links

Don't forget that we also have membership of www.interactive-resources.co.uk/ for excellent maths games. Please see Mr Godwin if you have forgotten your user name or password.

Further information

Please click on the link for a copy of our class letter and our termly overview of terms 5 & 6. 

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