Each day starts off with a Guided Reading session and reading tasks. The children are in small groups and they all get a chance to read independently, complete work around their book and complete independent comprehension tasks.
English and Maths is taught every day to build on the skills they have already been taught in previous lessons. In our class we also do a separate session of Mental Maths and Spelling to help the children consolidate their knowledge. During the week Science, RE, PE, History, Geography, Music, Computing, French and Art or DT are taught in the afternoons.
We use Class Dojo as a reward system and as a method in which to communicate with parents and carers. We use the dojo system on a daily basis to reward the children and the children aim to reach certain amounts of dojos to earn prizes/treats.
Reading is an important aspect of school life and children are expected to read at home 3 times a week to help them with their fluency, understanding and confidence. Each time they read it needs to be recorded in their yellow reading record either by an adult or by the child providing they write 3 facts in their records. The children are responsible for changing their books and this can be done every morning. Reading records must be brought to school every day.
Team Theme will be delivering a PE lesson every Tuesday and a further lesson will take place on a Friday. Please ensure your child comes to school on PE days wearing a suitable PE kit, which is clearly labelled with their name and that earrings can be removed by you child before the lesson (preferably left at home). Long hair must also be tied up. Swimming lessons will be held in the Summer term as a 2 week block. I will send more information about this later in the year.
Times tables are really important and will help with many areas of Maths. The children will complete a times table challenge each week. In year 6 they are working towards achieving 80 times tables in 3 minutes. All children have access to the TT Rock Stars website.
To access TT Rock Stars, click the link below and enter the login details provided at the front of your homework book.