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Welcome to St David’s class page.
Teacher: Mr Buzer
School contact email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching assistants: Miss Canty, Mrs Ingram, Mrs Kemsley
Each term we base our learning around a cross curricular theme (See the links below for more details).
We have a superstarter day to begin our theme learning and a fantastic finisher day to end it .
We have a daily maths lesson that is taught discretely to theme.
We are taught PE and RE once a week and separately too.
Literacy is taught through our termly theme including weekly guided reading, comprehension, grammar, punctuation, spelling and handwriting sessions. We link all of our writing through our termly theme and also have extended writing termly.
French is taught every Thursday by a specialist teacher. Our French is very interactive including lots of games and activities. Computing is also linked to our thematic approach.
We stick to the 6 golden rules that every class in the school tries to follow.
We are kind, gentle, inclusive and supportive. We listen carefully and follow instructions. We look after property. We respect and follow our school values. We are safe and honest so everyone can enjoy school. We work hard to achieve and shine brightly.
We have a traffic lights system in class where ‘green to go’ is rewarded and red and orange behaviours result in clearly defined and understood red and orange consequences.
Individuals are rewarded for positive behaviour and effort in class by winning raffle tickets. Then, at the end of the week if our ticket is pulled out of the hat we get to choose an item out of the class prize box.
Individual children are selected for our Whole School Praise Book and their names are read out on Fridays in class assembly. . We have a Maths star, a Literacy star and Green to Go star for fantastic behaviour shown throughout the week.
Apply yourself in learning, follow the golden rules, have a great week and it’s sure to be you!
Our whole class rewards are negotiated with the class teacher at the start of term. We all put forward ideas of what we would like our reward to be then we vote for the most popular prize and work together as a class team to achieve the reward at the end of term.
Children are expected to read and practise their spellings and times tables (up to 12x12) every night. Independence is a critical skill pupils should develop in preparation for secondary school and are encouraged to do so through autonomous engagement in homework.
Weekly homework tasks will be provided on a Friday and be expected the following Friday. These will include a literacy and maths based task each week.
Please use the knowledge organiser as a starting point for extra study. The information on these sheets should be easily recalled by the children once the topic is completed. Children are encouraged to extend their learning beyond the knowledge organiser if they have a specific interest in the topic.
We love a challenge in Saint David and they are available all the time.
We have a curriculum challenge set every term.
We have a Maths chocolate challenge every week – speak to your child to see what the question is each week! Winners are displayed on the maths board.
We also have children in our class who are part of the maths masters challenge club – speak to them to find out what they are up to!
PE day is on Wednesday and Thursday.
We need you to come into school wearing plain dark shorts, plain white T shirt and plimsolls or trainers.
When it is cold outside we cover up with a pair of plain dark tracksuit bottoms or leggings and our school jumper.
Our hair is tied back if it is long.
We take any jewellery we are wearing off ourselves.
We have an informal open door policy in upper key stage two. We are asking during this time for parents to make contact either via email or pop into the school office and request a call back and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Alternatively, write a note and get your child to pass it on.
Parent – teacher partnership
How can you help?
- Reading- it is the key to everything. If we can get our children engaged and loving reading then they will achieve great things. When children read they are unknowingly taking in new vocabulary, spellings, sentence and text structures - and hopefully enjoying it too.
- Times tables practice needs regular practice and revision. Please support your child to learn their times tables by heart..