WELCOME TO THE SQUIRRELS' CLASS PAGE
Year 4 and 5.
Class Teacher: Mrs Roberts
Class TA: Mrs Butler
It's SO good to be back, to see everyone again and hear all of your stories and experiences over the last few months. We have a new Squirrels' class - with some new members and some experienced Squirrels too. It's going to be a good year and we spent time during the first couple of days getting to know each other, sharing news and creating our class charter that everyone signed.
Our Blue Planet Topic for Terms 1 and 2 is: Rivers.
Have a look at our Topic Web to see everything we've got planned for these two terms as we take a close look at rivers in our country and also the world. We'll be investigating, talking, creating artwork and generally learning and having fun.
We are also excited about our new running track and are aiming to get out and run for five minutes each day and keeping a track of our progress as we get fitter.
Although there are some different ways of doing things at this time, here are some things that we are definitely keeping going:
We are starting a new 'Reading Challenge' and every day that you read at home and get your Home School book signed will earn you a reading point. We hope that soon there will be lots of Bronze certificates to award to children who have read 25 times.
Children need a reading book at school each day - it can be one from home or a school reading book , but the main idea is a book that excites and inspires them.
Our class reader is 'The Boy at the Back of the Class' by Onjali Rauf. It's a great story and everyone seems to be enjoying it. It has a strong message which will make us all think.
We'll have homework on Fridays which will be due back the following Wednesday.
PE is still on Mondays and Thursdays and children will need to come to school already dressed in their correct kit on those days. We are aiming to do all lessons outside, so they will need the appropriate kit for this:
· Farmborough House Group t-shirt or a plain coloured t-shirt for correct House
· Navy blue or black sports shorts
· Plimsolls or trainers
· Sports socks
· Long joggers and sweatshirt for cold weather
We won’t run lessons in very wet weather, but it will be sensible for children to bring in a spare set of clothes and footwear on days when it's a little damp or cold . If preferred, these spares can be left in school in your child’s P.E. bag.
Spellings will be sent out on Monday and will be tested on Friday. They are also the spellings on Purple Mash so that means children can practise at home using this online resource. Please ensure your child practises these - and their tables - regularly at home. Also, in the back of your child's home/school book is the list of Year 3/4 and 5/6 words which we would like them to know how to spell. Thank you.
Other General Reminders:
Please ensure that children have a rainproof coat with hood, hat and wellies in school and that all belongings are clearly named.
The central lost property point will not be in operation.
Classrooms are not as warm as would be normal for this time of year due to the need for extra ventilation, so please ensure your child wears appropriate uniform.
If you need to get in touch or have any concerns or queries at all, please use the class email address firstname.lastname@example.org which I will check regularly. As always, you can also get messages to me via the Office and your child's Home School book