Mr Elgar, Mrs Osmundsen and Miss Tree would like to welcome you to Larch Class!
In Maths we follow the White Rose curriculum, which involves using concrete and pictorial methods to solve fluency calculations, problem solving and reasoning.
We are also developing the children maths mastery by following a new Maths Mastery programme, whereby the children will develop a solid foundation for conceptual reasoning.
In English, we are following the Pathways to Write Programme and linking other select texts to our Connected Learning. Our key text this term is The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde. There is a key focus on using formal vocabulary for writing as well as editing and improving our grammar, spelling and punctuation, we look at specific rules and patterns each week and apply these to regular, short pieces of independent writing. We also have spelling lessons 3 days per week which teach children about the rules behind some tricky spelling patterns. A new addition to our learning this term is also going to be using our new handwriting resources from Letter-Join and we welcome you to have ago at these at home using the home learning log-in details we have sent you.
In reading, the children will continue to do their home reading and guided reading texts. Once complete they need to take their Accelerated Reader quiz. Our aim is an average of 85% and above.
Our connected learning theme this term is all about the Circulatory System and health and fitness.
Should the school be closed at any point then 'Home Learning' will be provided through the online platform 'Seesaw'.
Log in information can be found in the children's reading records.
Seesaw will also be used by us to post: Home learning challenges, termly spelling lists, reading challenges and class information. Your child can then choose whether to bring their work into class or respond via Seesaw.
Children are provided with all log in information in the back of the children's reading records for Seesaw, Letter-join, Accelerated Reader and Times Tables Rockstars.
Please contact the office (on 01233 614660 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org ) if you have any questions or would like to arrange a time to talk. The children also have their reading records which you can write notes in to communicate with us.