Welcome to St David’s Class Page
Teacher: Miss Everitt & Mrs Kemsley
School contact email address: email@example.com
Our Learning - Term 1
We will begin this year with the topic Maafa. This topic will begin with a Superstarter day and end with an express event in December. Our Topic is linked to African Slave Trade.
In Literacy, we will begin writing Newspaper Reports, Persuasive Letters and Non-Chronological Reports. Literacy lessons will begin with a handwriting focus, followed by a Grammar starter before beginning the lesson.
In Maths, we will begin with Place Value, moving to Addition and Subtraction, then Multiply and Divide followed by Statistics.
PE, RE, French and Computing are all taught on a weekly basis. Music and PSHE will be taught on a termly basis over a full day.
See further details regarding PE days and expectations.
PE days are Thursday and Friday.
Children need to come in uniform and change for PE lessons. Children are expected to wear plain dark shorts, plain white T-shirt and plimsolls or trainers.
As the weather changes towards Christmas, children can wear plain dark jogging bottoms and wear their school jumper over their T-shirt. Jewellery must be removed for PE lessons, if it cannot be removed it must be tapped up.
In St David, we are always working to achieve rewards.
Individual children are selected for our Whole School Praise Book and their names are read out on Monday's Praise Assembly. We will also celebrate children through Class Stars, which are given for Maths, Literacy, Green to Go, French, Topic, Handwriting, RE and Reading. Children will also receive a prize from the prize box if they meet their reading target.
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. Currently we are working towards a film with snacks. We earn stars for moving through school silently and sensibly.
Children are expected to read and practice 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. It is a continuation of learning from the classroom learning and there is an expectation that it will be completed 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. Each half term children will be given home learning tasks and these help to consolidate learning.
We love a challenge in St David, and they are available all the time.
We have a curriculum challenge set every term.
Each week there will be two class challenges for your child to complete based around Literacy and Maths. Those children who complete the task will be rewarded if correct with a prize from the prize box.
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!
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. Help sheets are available from your child's teacher if needed.
- Spelling Practice, weekly or daily practice is a great help.
- Knowledge Organiser Questions, why not help you child learn more about their current topic by asking them questions about their learning.
If your child is registered with the school as having specific special learning needs, please look at the home learning links to meet their requirements attached to this link. Thank you.