Blue Class 2019 - 2020

Mr Greasby

Blue Class Teacher

Hello All!

 

I hope you have had a fantastic summer break and that you are ready to go for another year together! This year, we explore the excitement that Blue Class has to offer and we shall share many enjoyable opportunities along the way.

For your information, please find below details of your child’s homework tasks and topics planned for this year, which I hope will help you to support your child in the best possible way. All homework tasks are intended to benefit your child’s learning, by consolidating work done in school and encouraging them to work more independently at home.

Home Learning and Student Diaries

As with last year, your child will be given a Home Learning book in which homework details will be recorded. If for any reason your child is unable to complete a home learning task, please let me know.

In Blue class, you child will receive regular home learning tasks in accordance with the school’s policy. This will include:

  • Daily reading (for at least 30 minutes)
  • Weekly spellings (Set on a Tuesday to be learnt for a test the following Tuesday).
  • Daily TimesTable Rockstars (10 minutes)
  • A weekly Maths or English task (set on a Friday to be returned by the following Thursday) or a home learning task associated with our termly topic.

Reading Records

Your involvement in continuing to hear your child read is actively encouraged throughout Blue Class. Your child has been given a reading record. It would be much appreciated if you could sign this when you have listened to your child read, alongside a comment from you or your child. Engaging your child in discussion about what they are reading will greatly benefit them as they progress throughout Key Stage 2.

The Curriculum

The curriculum for the first term will be readily available through the Blue Class Cloudy Overview. Our topic until Christmas is Early Civilisations, with us travelling as far back as Ancient Greece in the second term, then exploring the depths of Oceans in the Summer term looking at Watery Worlds. Our topics will include work based in the subjects of Literacy, History, Geography, Art and Design & Technology.

May I ask you to ensure your child has their P.E. kit in school, clearly labelled in a bag, every Monday. Blue class will be taking part in P.E. lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There may be occasions when the days may change due to a flexible timetable, so it is important that kit remains in all week.

Throughout this year your child will be invited on a number of exciting trips, most noticeably to the Conway Centre for 2 nights in early May 2020. You will be kept up to date with developments of this residential as soon as information if received by the school. We are in the process of looking for a suitable trip this term to support our topic of Earl Civilisations, with the hope of your child’s learning being stimulated by studying real artefacts.

Please ensure that your child’s Blue Diary is signed on the appropriate page as permission for them to attend local visits into Nantwich.

Finally, may I also remind you that your child should have a water bottle for use in class and for break / lunch time. Your child has been allocated a locker for them to keep their belongings in throughout the school day and shall have access to it whenever they may need it.

Many thanks for your co-operation and support and I look forward to the year ahead. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries or concerns.

Yours sincerely,

 

Mr M. Greasby

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