St David’s Class
Our exciting new topic this term is ‘Eco-Explorers’.
On Wednesday mornings, PSHE and French will be taught by Mrs Meacock and PE by Mrs Griffin. From Thursday 16th January, PE will be taught in the afternoons also. Please make sure your child has a full kit. Children will need a PE shirt, a pair of daps/trainers and jogging bottoms. It also helps to have PE kits named.
This term our topic is Eco-Explorers, studying human and physical geography, plants and living things in science (please see topic web below for more information). Bristol Zoo will be hosting a rainforest experience in our classroom on Thursday 6th February, which we will request a small contribution for. If you have any resources or skills to share with us regarding this topic please let us know, as it would be much appreciated.
We endeavour to offer all children outside learning opportunities, therefore please could your child have a waterproof coat in school at all times, otherwise your child may miss out on some of the different and rich experiences on offer. We also need to walk to the church weekly for assembly and lunch, whatever the weather!
Reading at Home
Every child has chosen a reading book and will read it in their own time. If they are a free reader, it is their responsibility to change library books once they have finished. They are each entitled to a non-fiction and fiction book. Your child will also bring home a reading record. It is extremely important that they or you record the book in their reading record so that we can keep track of how much reading they are doing and the variety of books they are experiencing. Reading at home is essential in a child’s development, and is a wonderful opportunity for your child to share their book with you. We would recommend that your child is reading at home for ten minutes every day. It is important that each child remembers their library books every day, as we regularly have DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) time in the morning.
Every child has been set up with a ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’ account which tests times tables knowledge. Log in details (username and password) can be found in the front cover of their homework book. Please ensure that your child has the opportunity to log in and practise regularly.
Homework is set on a Wednesday and due in the following Monday. All children have a homework book to complete their work. Homework always includes spellings and maths where there will be a short test, or class activity, as a follow up. Homework also includes a topic or subject related activity. Please support your child where possible to help progress their learning.
It is extremely important that your child has access to water all day. Your child will need to bring in a named water bottle.
We are on the lookout for volunteers who would be available to come into our class and listen to children read on Friday mornings. Please let us know if you could lend a hand.
As always, thank you very much for your support and help.
Mrs Rebecca Wareing and Mrs Sue Beattie
St. David’s class