Please request at least 4 different times (in 10 minute intervals with time options below) with Mrs Millane’s available dates; Monday 12th October - (only time available now is 6:00pm), Tuesday 13th October (3:30-6:00pm), Wednesday 14th October (3:30-4:30pm).
Welcome, welcome, welcome….
We hope you have all kept safe and enjoyed your time spent with loved ones and now ready for an exciting new school year, full of learning and discoveries. It is a pleasure to have your child in our class!
To kick off, here are some reminders, to help you understand our homework requirements and other important information, which will enable us to make this a very positive and rewarding year.
Spellings – your child will bring home a folder with their new spellings. This will need to be completed and returned every Monday.
P.E - this will take place on a Monday and Tuesday afternoon (both outdoor, weather permitted). Please could you ensure your child has the correct kit, which will be sent home weekly? For safety reasons, if children have pierced ears, please can they bring tape to cover if unable to take out?
Maths – homework will be given out every Monday, to be returned completed on the following Friday. Just a reminder about TTRockstars, each child has their own password to access this at home. Please let me know if you need it again.
Reading – reading at home, as well as school, is a fantastic way of supporting your child’s learning. Discussing books and providing meaningful reading opportunities outside the classroom can foster a lifelong love of reading. Your child’s reading book and records must only be brought in on a Friday, and will be changed for the following week (for Monday). We value any comments made by parents/ guardians in relation to their reading.
We feel that open lines of communication between the parent/guardian, child and teacher are the key components to promoting an educational climate which is conducive to learning. We are looking forward to working with you and your child. Due to Covid restrictions we will not be holding face to face discussions with parents, however, please feel free to contact us at any time, via email or telephone, if there is a question or situation you would like to discuss.
You will receive additional communication on our class page throughout the school year…..so please visit frequently!
Mrs. Millane and Mrs. Avison
Could you please provide your child with an additional bottle of water, to drink during the day, due to our water fountains not being used.
Individual and sibling photographs
Friday 2nd October 2020
Spellings - given out on a Monday and returned the following Monday.
Reading - books to be returned every Friday to be given out the following Monday.
Maths - given out on a Monday and returned on Friday.
TTRockstars - as often as possible (at least twice a week).
Reading Information for Parents
Your child's reading experience is much more than the reading book which comes home from school. Reading is happening all the time in a classroom and in the school. It is taught in specific reading and English lessons, but children are practising and using their 'reading' constantly across all subjects too.
Parents can support this 'reading journey' through regular reading at home. Reading to and with your child every evening for at least ten minutes can make a dramatic difference to a child's achievement within school. A report from the Oxford University Press highlighted the importance of parents reading with their children. 'Children who read outside of class are 13 times more likely to read above the expected level for their age'.
The report also offers six tips for reading with your child at home, including:
1. Make time to read- even ten minutes a day
2. Choose different types of books
3. Take turns to read
4. Talk about the book- asking your child questions
5. Pay attention to the language
6. Enjoy reading
In order to support parents, we have created bookmarks with questions to ask your child when reading. These are found in your child's reading records.