Miss Bromley is the teacher in Class Two. The teaching assistants are Mrs French and Mrs Campbell.
Our Learning Journey for Spring Term 2020 is Let’s Explore!
In Maths we will discover more about place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, geometry and shape , ensuring we continue to cover the rigorous requirements of the National Curriculum 2014. We will be deepening our understanding of Maths through lots of practical activities, recording our discoveries in our Maths diaries, learning our times tables and using computer programs to help us embed our new knowledge. Children will be encouraged to learn their times tables up to 12 x 12 so that by the end of Year 4 they can confidently recall these facts.
Swimming – will continue for summer term 2020
Weekly outdoor PE will take place this term, with lessons taking place on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
PE kit – please make sure your child has both an indoor PE kit (t-shirt, shorts, socks, plimsolls that fit!) and outdoor PE kit (trainers and tracksuit) in school every day. We aim to fit in as much PE as possible, and may go outside at times other than those on the timetable. Kit must be named! Spare shorts and plimsolls to add to our class collection would be gratefully received. Outdoor kit, old trainers, and a warm fleece and jogging bottoms are recommended for our outside lessons.
Homework: the ‘Learning Log’ book will be sent home weekly, to be handed in by the next Friday. Literacy and other homework will be included in this book. Please encourage your child to be as creative as they like in the Log. Also, let us know straight away if there are any difficulties; please don’t let your child struggle for ages with something they can’t yet do.
Water: Please remind your child to bring their water bottle to school every day, filled with cool fresh water for them to drink freely throughout the day. We encourage the children to drink whenever they feel thirsty and their water bottle may be kept where they are working as long as it has an ‘unspillable’ drinking spout. ‘Husborne Crawley’ water bottles are now available on our Uniform website.
Book Bag: Please use your Husborne Crawley book bag to transport your books, letters and equipment! Children may keep a small, named pencil case in school if they wish. This must be small enough to fit comfortably in their tray.
Reading Information – Please hear your child read every day and sign the reading record. Even if your child is a really competent reader they will benefit so much from reading to you, having stories read to them, and seeing their parents and other adults reading too. We will hear your child read as often as possible, although this may not be every day. Once a week your child will read in a small group with an adult (we call this ‘guided reading’.) Class 2 readers are expected to take responsibility for changing their reading books when they have completed them, and writing their own comments about what they’ve read, alongside the parents’ comments, in their record.
Spellings and Phonics– our new spelling words will be set and the previous week’s words tested on a WEDNESDAY. Your child will bring home a spelling book. This book must be in school on WEDNESDAYS! Please remind your child to learn their spellings each day.
Times tables – Every child in Class 2 will be set a times tables targets using TTRockstars, which they should be able to share with you. Please encourage your child to practise this times table as often as possible. The children are tested regularly. Singing, chanting, writing out are different ways of learning to try…how about a times table CD in the car for everyone to sing along to? We are aiming for all the children to know their times tables off by heart, up to 12 x 12, by the time they complete Year 4.
Targets- Achievement of targets will be assessed, and the children will be set new targets for Literacy and for Maths during the first half of Autumn Term. This will be during an individual interview with their teacher. Please take the time to talk to your child about their targets, and how they are working towards achieving them.
Help – If you would like to help in school, either by helping to hear children read, helping with displays or other general jobs, or if you are able to accompany us on sports fixtures, or to swimming lessons, please let Miss Bromley or Mrs Willans know. All helpers will need to have a Disclosure and Barring check, this can be arranged through Mrs Bloodworth in the school office.
Any Concerns? If you need to inform us about appointments, changes in circumstances, or if you are concerned about your child at any time, please do talk to us as soon as possible. We are usually available at the end of each school day if a longer chat is needed, and one of us will be in the playground at 8:45am each morning.
Things to remember
- Reading book and record
- PE Kit – indoor and outdoor
- Water bottle with fresh water
- Reading every day at home
- Spelling and times tables
Monday: Reading book, PE Kit
Tuesday: Reading book
Wednesday: Reading book, Spelling Book, Library Book
Thursday: Reading book, PE Kit
Friday: Reading book, Learning Log
Weekend: have lots of fun!