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Welcome to Willow Class!
Mr Fox and Mrs Curd
Hello and welcome to Willow Class!
Children will receive homework on a Wednesday. If they are stuck or lose it then they have Thursday and Friday to check their understanding. They are expected to hand in their homework the following Monday, alongside their reading record. The homework set is varied each week and will often include a piece of research that requires access to the internet. If this is a problem, please let me know and I can find a suitable alternative. Parents please feel free to help out, discuss tasks with children, and have a go yourself, but I do ask that children present their work to the best of their ability and neatly.
Children are encouraged to read for a minimum of 4 times per week. They are given some opportunities in the week to complete an entry in their reading record. Please could parents ensure that their child/children's reading record is signed at the end of each week as this will put them in the running for a potential certificate at the end of the term.
Times tables and reading are always encouraged to be practiced at home and will benefit your child greatly with most tasks required of them within the school day. Children have been given reading, writing and maths targets which they should know to practice in their own time as well as in school.
When reading with your child, asking them specific questions will enhance their comprehension skills and promote the idea of reading for pleasure. For example,
Who were the most important characters in the story and why?
Tell me something you enjoyed about the part you just read.
How did a certain character feel when a particular event happened? How do you know?
What do you think might happen next?
Once they have finished reading a book, children are encouraged to complete a book review (available in the classroom), and a book spine to be added to our brilliant bookcase in the cloakroom.
For P.E this term, Key Stage 2 have P.E on a Monday afternoon. Both year 3 and 4 will need a warm P.E kit as we will be outside with appropriate trainers. In the autumn term, we will swimming at The Warriner School on a Wednesday afternoon, so it is vital that appropriate kit, a towel, and poolside shoes (e.g. flip flops) are brought in on a Wednesday.
The topics this year are as follows.
Autumn 1 - Woah, woah, woah it's Magic!
Autumn 2 and Spring 1 - Europe
Spring 2 - Awesome Oxfordshire
Summer 1 - The Animal Kingdom
Summer 2 - Mega Structures
Each will inspire focus texts to be used in English, and other interesting lessons across the curriculum.
Please fell free to contact me at email@example.com with any questions or queries!