Willow Class

Welcome to Willow Class!

 
Mr Fox and Mrs Curd

 

willow 2016

 

Hello and welcome to Willow Class! 

 

Music Steps

Well done to the whole of Willow Class for their Music Steps performance. The audience, including Mr Fox, were extremely impressed with your drumming, violin, and cello skills, and it was a great way to end the run of lessons with Sarah. Well done!

 

Homework

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. 

Extra activities

Times tables and reading are always encouraged to be practised 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 practise in their own time as well as in school. If your child is unsure of their target, they are pinned up on the washing line in our classroom for them to copy intp their homework books.

Reading

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?

P.E

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 summer 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. 

 

Please fell free to contact me at j.fox@horton.oxon.sch.uk with any questions or queries!