Jellyfish - Mrs Saunders
A very warm welcome from myself, Mrs Saunders, and my team in Jellyfish Class. This year, the children will be supported by myself, Mrs Clark, Mrs Shields and Miss Whitham. We are very much looking forward to a productive and enjoyable year with your children.
Please do not hesitate to come and see me if you have any concerns at all about your child’s progress or happiness at school. Appointments can be made at the beginning or end of the school day. You can also contact me through dojo or the school office.
We have a very exciting year ahead, looking at a wide range of interesting topics. We shall be exploring Dragons, Rivers and mountains in term 1, learning about invasions in Britain from Roman times up to 1066 in terms 2 and 3 and investigating the Deep Abyss (Oceans) in term 4. In term 5, we will be looking at potions (think Alice in Wonderland) and going on a road trip (virtually) to the United States in term 6.
Our PE lessons are on a Thursday
Could all children please wear a named PE kit in on this day as it is a requirement that they participate in weekly physical education.
This comprises of: Black or blue trainers, school jumper or cardigan, blue or black jogging bottoms/ shorts and their house coloured T-Shirt.
Homework will be set on a Friday and will need to be completed by Wednesday of the following week. We will set two pieces one will be linked to our wider curriculum and the other to English or Maths. All homework will be based on the learning they've done at school but if your child has any difficulties please get in touch. We do not expect the children to spend more than 30 minutes on a piece of homework.
I would also like to encourage the children to use Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed to enhance and practise this knowledge. Usernames and passwords have been stuck inside their yellow reading records.
Reading is our main objective this year. We would like the children to be reading at least four times a week at home. When your child has finished their book, they will be expected to complete a quiz on our Accelerated Reader scheme at school. Please let us know how you feel your child’s reading is progressing with any comments or concerns through their Reading Record.