Welcome to Class 9
Your child's class teacher will be Mr Collins.
Mrs Levey will be our class learning assistant.
I am very excited and looking forward to a fun, hardworking, creative and successful term in Class 9. Please check our class page regularly for important notices and information about our upcoming topics. Keep your eyes peeled for some of your work too!
During the Autumn term in English, we will be reading a wider range of exciting and interesting stories, which we will then use to help us with our writing. We will be learning how important it is to remember our basic writing skills, quality vocabulary and best handwriting. Also, we will be practising a range of reading skills during our guided reading sessions and will be working on our spelling, phonics, punctuation and grammar too. Remember to read regularly at home and change your book when you have finished it.
In Maths, we will be developing our core number skills. We will be exploring numbers, learning about place value and tackling a range of problem solving and reasoning activities. We will then move on to developing our mental and written methods of calculation and understanding of fractions. Additionally, we will be practising our counting, number bonds and times tables daily. During our daily Magical Maths session, we will be deepening our mathematical understanding using equipment and playing games.
I am very excited about our brand new topic for this term – Oh we do like to be beside the seaside! This is a fascinating topic where we will be examining a variety of maps to identify beaches and coastlines before learning about some of the different features at the coast. We will then be exploring some of the different animals that we would find at the beach and in rock pools. Hopefully, we will get to see some of the creatures when we go rock pooling and crabbing. After our trip to the seaside, we will be sculpting our own sea life creatures and building a model rock pool. SUPER EXCITING!
Our PE lessons will take place on Wednesday and Thursday. PE kits (white t-shirt, red shorts, trainers and jumpers in colder weather) are to be kept in school and will be sent home half-termly to be washed.
With so many exciting things going on in school, there will be lots to talk about on those journeys home from school. Make sure you’re showing off all your learning and impressing your parents.
Behaviour and attitude to learning – the key to success!
In Class 9 we have very high expectations of exceptional behaviour and attitudes to learning. All children are expected to stay on green by following the school rules, listening carefully and trying their best. However, they should be striving for gold by showing the Ghyllgrove Learning Powers. You should aim to be getting your green certificates to take home every Friday to show your parents how fabulous you have been at school.
Home School Diaries
All of the staff in Class 9 love reading and we ask that your child reads aloud to an adult at least three times a week. Records of this can be made in your child’s Home School Diary. Please take the time to put a small note and we will also do the same anytime we hear your child read during the school day. Prizes will be up for grabs for our most avid readers. Mrs Levey will collect the diaries weekly, but please make sure they are in school every day.
Homework is an important part of school that helps ensure children have grasped the week's learning and can apply it independently. Every Friday, a Maths, English or Topic task will be set which must be completed and returned by Tuesday. In addition to the homework being set, children should be reading at home at least 3 times a week, practising their multiplication and division facts and working on their spelling words.
To help enhance your child’s Maths knowledge at home, we are using a fun, interactive online resource called MyMaths. MyMaths is an interactive online teaching and homework service, full of lessons, quizzes and games, carefully matched to your child’s learning in class. Your child will be set a task and it will appear in the Homework area so don’t forget to log on and see what challenges you have been set. Just go to www.mymaths.co.uk and use the login information inside your homework book.
Children - please remember - if you have ANY problems during the year then come and see us. We will always help you if we know about anything that is worrying you. We want to keep you all safe, happy and learning.