Welcome to Owls Class
Dear Owl Class Parents,
A very warm welcome back to you all and a big “thank you” for all your good wishes and gifts from last term; your kindness was much appreciated at the end of a busy year!
This term we are going back in time to Ancient Greece, starting off with a food- based theme to introduce the different eras in Greek history. We will explore the Greek empire; Gods and Goddesses; the Pantheon and other temples; Greek society and, as homage to Greek Myths and Legends, visit a local theatre to watch a play. (Details will follow later in the term.) Should you have anything relevant for our topic, such as pictures, books or artefacts etc., please send them in for our topic table.
In order to help you understand what is required over the coming year, we are sending home a pack of documents which will be relevant to your child’s learning.
These will be sent home the first week and will contain the following:
If you do not receive any of the above by the end of the first week, please contact me directly for a pack.
Homework is your opportunity to see what we are learning in class. It will be given out on a Tuesday and should be returned to school the following Monday - a box will be provided. Please note that if homework is late, it will be marked the following week. Spare copies of the work will always be left in a folder by the door in case your child is away that day or has forgotten it. This term it will include:
Each week we will set a main task. This may be an English or topic activity, and will be based on a particular area of learning.
Your child will be given a sheet of calculations to complete. It is helpful for you to look at what your child is doing but please let us know if your child is struggling with any aspect as we will need to address difficulties or any misconceptions in class.
Spellings and grammar will be given out with homework (Tuesdays) and the tests will be carried out the following week. Spellings are based on the 2014 curriculum and will be differentiated to your child’s needs. Please support them in their learning as both areas are a big focus in English.
Your child should be reading every night and recording it in their Reading Journals. You can support them by discussing what they have read and encouraging them to express their opinions. By year 5 and 6 they should be able to offer their own opinions and support them with evidence from the text.
Please note, your child should be doing no more than two and half hours homework per week. Do make a note in the homework book if you feel your child is struggling with the task or has required a lot of parental help to complete it.
PE will now be on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon so could you please ensure that your child’s PE bag is in school on those days - with all items labelled. A named water bottle would also be useful.
As always, if you have any queries or have any other concerns please do come and talk to me; after school is preferable but my door is always open.
Mrs Sian Alderson