Welcome to St Mary class page
Class teacher: Mrs Milton
Teaching assistant: Mrs Simon
At All Saints, we teach a creative curriculum which is taught through termly themes. In KS1, English and all foundation subjects (history, geography, art and DT) are taught through our themes. Each theme begins with a super starter activity and ends with a fantastic finisher. This could be dressing up, going on a trip, creative activities or even a medieval banquet! The children love this way of learning and are brilliant at finding out lots of extra facts and information about the theme at home. Maths, RE, PE, Computing and French are taught discretely.
St Mary class are expected to follow the School’s Golden rules at all times and are encouraged and rewarded for being ‘green to go’.
The Golden Rules are:
- Do Listen – Don’t interrupt
- Do be gentle – Don’t hurt others
- Do be kind and helpful – Don’t hurt other people’s feelings
- Do be honest – Don’t cover up the truth
- Do look after property – Don’t waste or damage things
- Do work hard – Don’t waste yours or others’ time
If, after a reminder, a child continues to break a rule, their name will be moved on our class traffic lights. Each colour (yellow, orange and red) has a number of possible consequences, such as loss of play time.
If a child has to move their name, they given the opportunity to earn their way back to green by sticking to the golden rules and showing “green to go” behaviour. If, at lunch time and home time, all the children in the class are “green to go” they earn a gold star. Each term, the children choose a treat and a number of stars to work towards. During each day, Children are also rewarded with stickers and raffle tickets. Raffle tickets are placed into the class box and a draw is done at the end of each day. Winners pick take a prize from the class treasure chest!
Children are expected to read and practise spellings and times tables every day. Children are set one piece of homework on a Friday (alternating between maths and literacy each week).This should be returned by the following Thursday. This piece of homework should take roughly 20 minutes and children do not need to spend longer than this unless they wish to! Spelling tests are on a Thursday and new spelling words are given out on this day too.
Our school priorities this year are maths, writing and challenge.
Children will be given opportunities to complete a maths challenge each day during their maths lesson. The children are also able to do our weekly maths ‘chocolate challenge’.
Children will be given at least one designated writing session each week to develop this skill and their ability to write for long periods of time. Each week for writing, we have a ‘vocabulary ninja’ for children who use exciting vocabulary in their writing.
Children are also encouraged to complete homework challenges and to complete termly curriculum challenges.
PE takes place on a Wednesday. Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school on this day. Sometimes we will be in the hall and sometimes we will be outside so please ensure your children have suitable clothing. Children will need jogging bottoms if we are outside. Children must be able to take out their ear rings before the lesson and are responsible for looking after these. If your child is unable to remove their ear rings, they must come to school with tape on their ears or you can show your child how to apply the tape themselves before the lesson.
Supporting learning at home
Where possible, we encourage children to learn at home through everyday experiences. Linking family days out to our theme is a brilliant way to do this and children love coming into school and telling the class what they’ve learnt.