Welcome to Class 4 S –
Mr Shaw’s Class

Spring Term 2017

Welcome Back and Happy New Year

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas holiday and are looking forward to a new term and a new year. Thank you very much for all my lovely Christmas presents; your kindness is very much appreciated.

Topic

This term our topic is ‘Ancient Civilisations’. During the topic the children will be learning about what life was like in Ancient Times. The children will be leaning about several different ancient civilisations with a more detailed focus on the ancient Egyptians and their unique way of doing things!

Our launch day for ‘Ancient Civilisations’ will take in place school at the start of the spring term, details will be available nearer the time. We will be doing a range of different activities throughout the day and the children will have the chance to experience what life was like in different civilisations.

Maths

Your child will continue to work in either mixed or set Maths groups. If you have any questions regarding your child’s maths work then please don’t hesitate to pop in and either speak to me or arrange an appointment to speak to your child’s Maths teacher.

Homework

Homework will continue to be given out on a weekly basis alternating between Literacy and Maths. This will be given out on Friday to be returned the following Wednesday. There may also be some additional homework set throughout the year for Topic or Science. Spelling related homework will also be sent home on a weekly basis.

Reading

It is beneficial for children to read as regularly as possible.  I would ask that the children aim to read at least twice a week to an adult and at least 3 times a week independently.  The reading books the children bring home help to practise their reading skills and build self-confidence; their reading is then challenged and developed during weekly guided reading sessions. Where possible, please try to question your child on what they have just read to check their understanding of the text – there are examples of reading questions in the children’s planners.

P.E. and Swimming

We have two assigned P.E. times: Tuesday am and Wednesday pm. Can you please ensure that PE kits are in school on a Monday morning and remain in school until Friday.

Swimming lessons will commence at the start of the spring term with the last lesson being Tuesday 21st March.

Parent Help

Parent helpers are always welcome.   If you would like to assist our class on a regular basis (helping putting up displays, assisting in art lessons etc.) please let me know.

If you have any questions or problems please do not hesitate to contact me.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Kind regards

Mr Shaw