Welcome to Eddystone Class!
Our teachers are Mrs Broomfield and
Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Harding
Some subjects, such as English and Maths, are taught on a daily basis; others, like Science, are taught weekly; and some are taught in topic blocks.
This term we have a History topic focusing on some significant people in History and will be finding out all about the lives of three nurses- Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell.
If you would like to find out more about what we will be learning across the curriculum this term, please see the curriculum map attached below.
We will try to share your child's learning with you on a regular basis via Seesaw. Do ask if you are not sure how to access this, as lots of useful information will also be sent this way. You will also be able to send us messages via Seesaw and we will try to respond promptly.
Eddystone Class PE sessions will be on Wednesdays and Fridays, and we ask that children come to school in their PE kit on those days (white t-shirt and black shorts) and wearing suitable shoes. On Wednesdays, PE will be outside as often as possible so trainers are advised.
All children will be provided with a healthy snack each morning.
Please encourage children to bring their water bottle.
We would ask you to read with your child as often as possible- it really does make a huge difference to their progress. If they are not in the mood to read to you, it is fine to read to them or to take it in turns to read a page each- it should be an enjoyable experience, not a chore! They will bring books home from school, but they may sometimes rather read things they choose at home or at the library. Talking about what they have read or asking questions about a story you have read to them is also invaluable and we are really grateful for your support in this area. We will be changing their books as and when they need to, so if you can prompt them to put their finished book in the book changing drawer when they come into school there will be a moment in the day when they can choose a new one. It is not a race to get through the colour bands, sometimes children need to read lots of books within a level, or even the same book several times, as building their confidence and enthusiasm is just as important to making good progress as being able to decode new words.
Spelling lists will be sent home towards the beginning of term and will be tested on Fridays. They may practise a particular phonic sound, be taken from the "common exception words" list of high frequency words that are tricky to spell, or practise a particular spelling rule.