We hope you have had a wonderful break and are now well rested and ready to begin our Summer Term.
We will continue to have a emphasis on learning times tables so the children can be more confident with their recall facts and develop a stronger understanding of the inverse operation, division. Weekly spellings will continue and new spellings will be given weekly so we ask that you continue to practise with the children and continue reading at home. It is important to read as much as possible and we ask that parents listen to the children read to help encourage a love of books. When you listen to your children read, this can be recorded in their Home School Diary and will count towards a reading prize! To further this, there are lots of certificates to be earned for reading at home and an achievement scheme for learning times table facts. Look forward to your children bringing home lots of certificates!
As well as borrowing books from school, the children can access books online as well as exciting maths activities using Active Learn. Use the school login: qxst - along with your child's username and password, located in their Home School Diary. You will be able to access hundreds of free books! These are allocated by us and are specific to your child's reading level. Help your child earn points and collecting new Bug Club avatars by reminding them to log on, read the books and answer the exciting quizzes!
Plus all children should now have their username and password to Times Tables Rock Stars, another interactive game that will assist them in their knowledge of their facts.
In English, we will be reading "How to Train Your Dragon, How to Be a Pirate", an exciting adventure story by Cressida Cowell. In Numeracy, we will focus on greater maths fluency and increasing confidence in written methods of calculation. During the afternoons, our topic will focus on Geography skills and in Science our focus will be on Plants.
In PE we will continue to have multi-skills on Friday afternoons along with another session focusing on Tennis and Athletics. It is important that the children have their Ghyllgrove PE kits so that they can join in with all the fun! Our PE kit is a white t-shirt with red shorts and either trainers or plimsolls. Children with long hair must have their hair tied back and no jewellery can be worn during P.E.
Look out for more information on the curriculum that we will be studying over the course of the year in order to support your child as much as possible. Also, look out for any letters sent home or messages in the Home School Diary.
We like to remind you to ensure all clothing, PE and School Uniform, are labelled with your child’s name and class number. Also we are now hoping to have warmer days with lots of sunshine so it’s a good idea to send in labelled water bottles so the children can have a drink whenever they need to. May we remind you that we are a healthy school, we do ask the children have water only in the classrooms. At break time, the children can have a healthy snack of fruit or vegetable sticks. Alternatively, the children may prefer to buy a snack from the school hall.