First of all - Thank you!!!!
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for their efforts, patience and support this term. We know it has been a challenging time with getting used to all of the new rules and being in and out. We believe that everyone (both pupils and parents) have handled these difficult times extremely well and are both very proud of what we have achieved together so far under these difficult circumstances. You all deserve a well earned Christmas break.
Christmas Activities 🎅🤶🎄
Over the next couple of days you may wish to complete some of the Christmas activities we have sorted for you. You have got your Christmas packs that are full of different activities to be completing. We have also added some extra activities in the Christmas file below. Feel free to complete as much or as little as you like.
We would like to say a final huge thank you for the extremely kind and generous gifts we have received. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year and we look forward to seeing you all in January 😁 Keep Safe!!
Mr Price & Mrs Roberts
Please remember to bring both your language and maths homework in tomorrow.
There will be no homework set for this week or half term week, instead concentrate on Readiwriter, TTRockstars, reading and handwriting.
Please complete the sheets that you feel most comfortable with for both English and Maths. Self assess your work once you have finished.
Keep up with your Readiwriter, TT Rockstars and Reading.
(Remember - We do not need your homework books brought into school until the final week of term. There is no need for you to send photos of your work each week. We will see it when the books come in.)
We are very excited to be back and very excited to welcome our pupils back to school.
Below you will find information about the day to day running of the school...we hope it helps.
Pupils will be given their Reading Log on Monday, this will be brought home on that day so parents can comment or sign the days that they have listened to or witnessed their child reading at home (three times a week at least).
These logs are to be brought back into school every Monday for teachers to check on pupils reading habits and also allow pupils to write their new spellings down so they can use them at home.
Homework will follow a similar pattern to the work completed during lockdown- a distanced and pupil-led approach.
Homework books will be sent home in the first week of each half term. Homework will be set by the class teacher using the school website or Google Classroom. Work will be self assessed by pupils at home. If requested by the teacher, completed work can be emailed to them.
Homework books will be brought into school on the final week of each half term for teachers to monitor the work completed at home.
Readiwriter (previously Spellodrome)
Readiwriter is the latest update to the Spellodrome spelling program used in school. It focuses on the teaching and learning of spellings and is similar to the original Spellodrome program used by your child.
Pupils will be taught how to use the software in school, but the majority of work in Readiwriter will be completed at home.
We still expect at least 1000 points each week, please take some time to familiarise yourself with this new and exciting resource...we know the pupils will really enjoy learning their new spellings in a fun and interactive way.
Usernames and passwords will remain the same and log in details can be found in Reading Logs.
Rewards and sanctions
This year we are adopting a new reward scheme for pupils in KS2 that follows the same core principles addressed in the school policy. Pupils will be placed in ‘House Teams’ and will earn points for their house through an agreed policy with the pupils- this will focus on making the right choices and working hard in school. This will ensure a fully inclusive learning environment.
The ‘Dotty Discipline’ system will be used again. This system is designed to be fair to all pupils and encourages pupils to be independent learners. Please reiterate to your child that getting a dot should be seen as a learning experience...it is not the end of the world!!!
For clarity on the giving of these please see the back of your child's reading log.
Pupils arrive at school in their outdoor PE kits- trainers, black tracksuit bottoms, plain white T-shirt, sweatshirt.
Year 3- Tuesday and Thursday
Year 4- Monday and Wednesday
Year 5- Tuesday and Friday
Year 6- Monday and Thursday
Forest Schools information will be given at a later date.
Thank you for your ongoing support and patience. Please bear with us as we navigate our new routines and new ‘normal’.
See you very soon,
Mr Price & Mrs Roberts