Welcome to Machu Picchu Class!
Your teacher is
Your teaching assistants are
Mrs Jennings and Mrs Phillips
This term we are all trying a slightly different approach to the curriculum. Rather than teaching every subject across the whole term, we will be blocking learning so that the children can get fully immersed in the subject and will hopefully retain new knowledge in greater depth. This term we are thinking about Machu Picchu in week 1, Week 2 will have an RE focus on The Creation story, Weeks 3-6 will be a History focus, all about the Magna Carta. We will provide regular updates as we go along. Look out for knowledge organisers which will give you information to help you support your child's learning at home.
English, Maths, PE and Music will be taught every week as before.
PE- will be on Mondays. Mr Kingwell will be leading our PE sessions on Thursday. Please ensure that your child has a PE kit left in school, stored in a labelled PE drawstring bag. Black shorts, white t- shirt and daps or trainers for this autumn term. Please LABEL everything.
Drinks and snacks- all children will need a labelled, filled water bottle daily. Children are given a healthy snack, usually fruit each day. Please do not send in alternatives. Thank you.
Reading- children will be responsible for changing their own reading books. They can write the new title and date in their reading records with you at home, ask them to have a go at writing the title in for themselves to develop their independence.
We encourage all children to share books with their families as often as possible. We would ask you to read with your child as much as you can - 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! 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.
Contacting me- if you need to discuss anything with me please catch me after school. I am always available to listen.
Helping in class- if you would like to help with reading , going outdoors (walks) , or any other activities please let me know. All offers of help are welcomed.
Seesaw- 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 can also be sent this way.
Spellings- Spellings will be sent home towards the beginning of term (once phonics assessments have been completed) and will be tested on Fridays. They may practise a particular phonic pattern, or be taken from the "common exception words" list of high frequency words that are tricky to spell.