Happy New Year!
I hope you had an excellent Christmas and a lovely New Year. We were all very proud of the children this Christmas and the production of the Nativity we performed at St. Patrick's Church. We hope you enjoyed watching, as much as we enjoyed performing it.
This term we have lots to look forward to; celebrating St.Patrick's Day, school trips and watching whole school assemblies. (Not forgetting Parents' Evening - Wed24th /Thurs 25th Feb). This term we will be studying a wide variety of topics, including 'Light' and 'Animals including Humans' in Science, 'Moving Monsters' in DT and gymnastics in PE.
Children will be given an opportunity to change their reading books once they have completed their book and it has been signed. The children will place their books in the basket provided and their book will be changed on the same day (when possible).
During and after completion of the book, please spend time discussing the plot, characters, layout, new knowledge gained etc. as analysis of the text becomes increasingly important in the Juniors. I do ask that the children bring their books into school on a daily basis as this will enable me to write a comment in their Reading Diary when they have read in a small group or individually to me, or another adult.
All homework will be given on a Friday and will be collected in on the Wednesday of the following week. This gives you the flexibility to complete the homework at a convenient time to you.
All homework should be done neatly and in pencil. Help may be given, but your child must record the work themselves. If you have supported your child with their homework, I would appreciate it if you could star * each question you have helped them with.
1)We have been learning our times tables since September, (3's,4's,6,) to add to the ones already learnt in Y2. We are aiming to learn our 7's, 8's and 9's by Easter, so please help your children as much as possible. If your child is confident, try saying them out of order, or backwards as a challenge!
2) Please try to read with your child for 15minutes or so every night. Ask them questions about the text to encourage comprehension skills.
P.E lessons will take place on Tuesday and Thursday.
Your child is required to have their full P.E kit in class during term time and they will be sent home during half term for washing. Please can you ensure that all clothing is clearly labelled.
Many thanks for your co-operation. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.