Stocks Green Curriculum Newsletter
Class 5 2021/22
Multiplication and Division, Fractions and decimals and Percentages
Significant authors and texts, poetry, recounts and instructions
Animals including Humans and Forces
Print making and Sculpture
Architecture and Chinese inventions
Presenting myself and family
Anglo Saxons and Vikings
Coding and programming focus – online/robotics
Pop Ballads and Hip Hop
Gymnastics, Lacrosse and Swimming
Keeping myself safe
Learning and behaviour expectations
I expect the children to learn and behave in accordance with the school and classroom rules. I expect them to listen fully during teaching time and not to disturb anyone else. Children should contribute to class discussion and work to their full potential at all times. It is vital that children learn to become more independent and resilient in this year, as these skills will serve them well throughout their learning and school life in general. Please support this, wherever possible.
Most learning in English and Maths will consist of whole class teaching, followed by independent or group tasks with children generally grouped with those of a similar ability, however some mixed ability groupings will be used when I feel it is appropriate.
Sharing thoughts and ideas will be an important part of the children’s learning therefore talk partners are used throughout the year. Your child will be seated at a “base table” alongside their talk partner, seats are chosen at random. This encourages children to make new friends, support one another and develop their social communication skills.
Homework will be set both online and handed out in class. I will put a message on the class page each week explaining the homework for that particular week. This year pieces of homework will be set each day, some pieces brought in for marking and others will be marking by the child back in class.
I have explained to the children the importance of taking responsibility for their own work and remembering to do homework now. They should try their best to complete the tasks, and if they are struggling, they should come and have a chat with me. I do not want children to become worried or upset about homework, I am here to support them when they need it.
The same presentational and layout expectations apply for homework as in class:
- Maths work – in pencil
- Other work – in handwriting pen, not biro please
- All work to be dated, titled and underlined.
- Loose sheets such as printouts and worksheets will be added to their folders.
The current plan for homework is detailed below:
Reading or Topic
Reading: Writing short book review on a finished book or a character description
Topic: Focus on learning for either our Science, Geography or History Lesson.
Sir Linkalot focus: I will instruct the children each week on the words to focus on. A test will be held the following Tuesday.
A piece of work linked to our work in class (usually a grammar/punctuation focus)
Linked to work in class. May be on diagnostic questions or sheet focus.
Timestables/ Mental Maths focus
TT Rockstars or SumDog focus. Could be sheet or quick recall questions.
Timestable or mental Maths focus on Fridays.
Rewards and sanctions
Good work and behaviour will result in team points, class treats and weekly certificates in celebration assembly. I believe in having a positive approach with the children and will praise them regularly and wherever I can.
Warnings will be given to the children before a sanction follows. This may take the form of missing a playtime or using their time to complete unfinished work. All of the class have contributed to a set of classroom rules and expectations and are aware of the sanctions procedure in the case of unacceptable behaviour.
Term 1 PE will be on a Friday. Please ensure your child comes to school in their School PE kit (with warm leggings/jogging bottoms as the weather cools) on that day. Swimming will be confirmed later on in the term.
Please contact the office to make them aware of your child’s absence. If your child is to attend appointments, please do let me know as well through giving a letting to the child the day before.
If your child needs to take medication during the school day, please come to the school office to fill in a form. A normal letter is not enough as the information needs to be recorded in a certain way.
Keeping in contact
I try to encourage the children to tell me messages from home where appropriate to help develop their independence but I appreciate that sometimes you may need to give me a message that is more delicate or urgent.
Mr D, Miss Roebuck and I look forward to working with you this year to help your child thrive and learn.