Welcome to Rowling Class – Year 4 + 5
Class Teacher: Miss Peters
TAs: Ms Geraghty
Rowling class is the Year 4 + 5 class at St James.
5th June 2018
We would like to welcome you and your children back to school for the second half of the summer term and hope you had a lovely half term break together.
We really enjoyed teaching the children about the Saxons last term and were so impressed with their enthusiasm and behaviour on our school trip.
We have also seen an improvement in CLIC challenges, Learn It’s and Times Tables, with our regular weekly tests and catch up groups, to support individual children in the areas they are struggling with.
This term our topic is on the USA with the key question “What is so special about the USA?” We are basing our topic work around the book ‘Brother Eagle, Sister Sky’, with a great emphasis on North America. The children will be working in pairs to prepare and present on one of the North American tribes. We would like the children to spend the first two weeks of their homework time working on their presentations and then in week three they can practise before presenting in week four. Each presentation should last about 5 minutes and can be presented using the interactive whiteboard or by designing a poster to use as a prompt.
Weekly Maths homework will continue to be sent out on a Thursday. This week it will be some recorded work based on what the children are learning and then we will send some Learn It’s and Times Table grids home the following week. Please use the Dojo if you have any questions or concerns about homework.
On some occasions we might send additional work home that was not completed during the allocated class time. This will only be sent home if it has not been completed due to the individual child’s behaviour or attitude to learning in class, not if it was missed through no fault of their own.
We have decided that we are going to have individual pencil pots on each table so could we ask you to keep pencil cases at home and we will supply everything your child needs.
Our topic web on our class page at St James School website will provide details of the work we will be covering this term.
This has proved to be a great way of communicating with you and we will continue to answer any of your emails daily. We have been adding the children’s Dojo points twice a week and they all seem to be very keen to earn these. This term we are going to trial a different system where the children will be rewarded with a choosing session if they earn 15 points in a week.
Our PE days this term will be on Tuesday (athletics) and Wednesday (outdoor activities). Please ensure your child has a full named PE kit in school always.
Please let us know if there is anything else you need to know.
Miss Peters and Mrs Munns
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Although a site to help those with dyslexia, these are great fun for all spellers.
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