3 Mrs Turner
We hope you enjoyed your half term.
Mrs Turner is the class teacher and Mrs Clegg is the teaching assistant. We are Penguin class.
We have another exciting term ahead. Our half termly project is called "PREDATORS".
Our topic focuses on animals and their survival. We'll be exploring what they do to prevent themselves from being eaten as well as finding what makes a good predator. Also we will look at how different animals need each other to survive and the order of food chains. We hope to have some special animal visitors in our classroom before the topic ends!
Our indoor PE lesson is on a Monday and outdoor PE with Mr Ablett is on a Friday. Please ensure your child has the appropriate PE kit and that earrings are either removed or tape is provided so they can cover them, thank you.
For reading and phonics lessons the children will continue to be grouped according to their learning needs. Some children will be completing Read, Write Inc (with additional 1:1 support in the afternoons) and the remaining children will be taught by either Mrs Turner or Mr Girling. Being a fluent and confident reader is "the key" to being a successful learner (this is backed up by lots of research) and we hope that you are able to support the learning in school by hearing your child read at home. There is a reading challenge to help engage the children and reward their hard work, however this has not yet begun.
Maths will continue to be taught using "The Mastery Approach" as last year's results were most positive and showed that children's learning and understanding of maths is accelerated using these methods. Some of the resources and methods used will differ to those that you used when studying at school, so please ask your child to explain them when they have maths homework rather than trying to explain the methods you used. Mrs Turner is able to give you some extra guidance if you need it, just ask.
Homework will be given out on a Friday and is due to be handed in by the following Wednesday.
If you have any questions or would like to speak to Mrs Turner please make an appointment via the school office or at the school gate at home time. Thank you.