Welcome back to school and to Term 5.
This is a very exciting term as currently, we are all back in school. Fingers crossed it stays that way. However, if you do need to stay at home, all your work will still be available on Google Classroom. You will find your log in details in the front of your reading record. If not, you can contact the office for these details. Please ensure that if you are off, you only complete the work for the day/s you are not in school.
Our arrival time is 8.55am via the garden room. Please arrive promptly to allow a safe entrance for all pupils and their families. Our finish time is 3.10pm.
We are very excited to start our new topic, Japan. Please see attached our topic web to see what exciting learning we are going to be doing. I have also attached a copy of a timetable so you know the layout of the day.
This term, our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday and you should come to school in your kit on these days. Even though the weather has warmed up, it is still a good idea to bring your PE hoodie in on these days also.
A paper copy of your homework has been handed out however, it is also available in the 'Homework' section of the Google Classroom or detail here. Spellings will be sent home for the term at the beginning of the year. These will be accompanied by a supporting SPaG activity to practice skills taught in class. This little and often approach to grammar and punctuation is really beneficial and allows skills to become embedded. Spelling tests will be done on a Friday. Homework is to be handed in on a Thursday.
Reading is extremely important and opens up all areas of the curriculum. It is also vital that it is FUN! We encourage you to read as often as you can with your child, ideally everyday! We play Read-opoly in the class which allows the children to move around our Read-opoly board in order to earn prizes. These are thought up by the children and are always highly sought after.
You will also find a 'Woodpeckers Walking Challenge' section on the Google Classroom where you can keep up to date with how close we are getting to Japan.
We are really looking forward to a super term with you all.
Mrs Adams, Mrs James and Mrs Pottinger