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Welcome to Yellow Class

Welcome back to the new school term. I hope you have all had an enjoyable summer holiday and I am sure, like me, you are glad that the children are back at school.

 

Curriculum

We will be starting another busy year by learning all about World War Two. I have planned a rich and varied curriculum which I am sure will provide lots of fun and challenging learning opportunities. I have provided a Yellow Class weekly time table for you to view. We will be having P.E. on Monday afternoon and Friday afternoon. Please make sure that P.E. kits stay in school for the whole of this half term. We will also be having Forest School on Monday afternoons so the children will need to make sure that they also bring in a change of clothing for this session.  

If the children have any books, family artefacts (all of which will be treated as if they were going to a museum), models, hats, gas masks or other educational artefacts that they would like to bring into school and share with the class then this would be very much appreciated. On the 20th September I will be evacuating the children to Winchcombe for the day where they will experience life as an evacuee during 1940.

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Home Learning

The children will be expected to do their homework each week. This will consist of maths, a spelling test and a piece of written work based on their reading book to help with comprehension skills.

Reading

They will also need to be responsible for regularly changing their own reading book each week and quizzing once they have completed a book. We still expect our parents and carers to be listening to their child read regularly. I will be arranging for parent readers to come into school and listen to the children read each week. I will hear your child read during teacher led guided reading sessions. A reading diary will be sent home each day which needs to be signed every time your child reads. Please can you make sure that your child’s reading book and reading diary is in their book bag ready for school the next day. Five house points will be awarded each day when a parent’s signature is present with a date of when you have heard your child read. 

On a Monday, the children will be given a reading comprehension task to write into their book. They will need to answer this question using their current reading book. The question will be set on a Monday and work will need to be handed in on a Friday morning. Homework will begin on Monday, Week 2 of the autumn term.

Maths

For Maths the children will be working through Schofield & Sims Mental Arithmetic books. The teachers in KS2 will be marking all the books with the children on a Thursday morning so that we can address any misconceptions that may have arisen. This will be a 15 – 20 minute session and the children will then be set the next test ready for the following Thursday.

Spelling

Year 3 children will be having their spelling test on a Tuesday and Year 4 will have their test on a Wednesday. New spellings will be sent home in their Spelling Book. The children should use the Read Cover Write method to help them learn their spellings. They will need to bring their spelling book back to school on the day of their test so we can stick in the new spellings for the following week.

 

PE

All the children must have a complete P.E. Kit. As a reminder the kit is as follows:

Girls

Shorts, shirt, ankle socks (if wearing tights), pumps for indoors and trainers for outdoors.

Boys

Shorts, shirt, pumps for indoors and trainers for outdoors.

 

General

Children are allowed to bring in their own pencil case with a selection of school stationary, however their pencil case must fit into their draw, so please keep them under 20cm in length. All children in both years 3 and 4 will start the year writing in pencil. When I am happy that their handwriting is meeting a consistently high standard and they are joining letters I will award pen licences. Reading books need to come to school in the children’s book bags.

 

Please can I ask parents that you check that children are not bringing toys into school unless specifically asked to do so by myself or Mrs. Bennett.

 

It is extremely important to both Mrs. Bennett and I that every child in Yellow class feels happy and settled as soon as possible and that they are enjoying their learning. I am more than happy to talk through any concerns or queries that you might have about your child, for both years 3 and 4, so please do not hesitate to come and talk to me. If you wish to book appointments for after school then Tuesdays and Fridays are the best days. I am also available every morning from 8.30am – 8.50am.

Best wishes

Lawrence Wild

 

Testimonials

We are delighted with how well our son has settled into Dunnington. He has increased in confidence so dramaticaly since starting this school. His general desire to work hard and do his best is amazing. Thank you for providing the opportunities and environment for him to develop in all these areas so well. - Reception Parent