Welcome to Ash Class. I will be teaching the children all of the time, apart from my planning afternoon, which is on a Monday. Mrs. Bell will be with us on Monday and Tuesday mornings and Mrs. Gorton on a Thursday.
Topic and Curriculum – this term our topic is ‘Shipley and Beyond’. The start of the topic will be Geography based, finding out about Shipley and its geographical features. After half-term we will be focusing on the Victorians. There is a topic web with this letter giving you a better idea of some of the things we will be doing.
General Information -There is a timetable so you know what we will be doing when. Forest School is on a Monday afternoon and PE days are Monday afternoon and Wednesday morning. The children should now be coming into school on their own in the mornings and putting their own things away. This helps them to take responsibility for their learning and be ready to start the day. Book bags in draws, lunch boxes on the trolley and water bottles in the water bottle tray. Wellies on the welly rack, PE kits on pegs. They may have a pencil case but it should be small and only contain a few essentials as we provide all they need in class.
Spellings/Reading – There will be weekly spellings. They will come home in a book on a Friday and tested on the following Thursday. We will do activities in class to help with the learning too. We will continue to hear readers as often as we can and encourage you to hear your child read every day. This is invaluable, especially now they are such competent readers. Reading Journals should come home every night and back to school every day.
Home-learning tasks – There is a wide choice of things to do but as always, anything the children do at home will be celebrated at school. If you have any concerns, delights or successes you would like to share with me, please contact me in any way that is convenient for you. I will always do my best to be available as soon as I can. I’m looking forward to a very successful year.