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Welcome to J K Rowling Class Page (Class Four)

Welcome to our Class website page, where you will find lots of information about our curriculum, our trips and (most importantly) our chidlren's learning!  You can also get hints about where to get help with your child’s learning at home. Additional links and resources will be added over the coming weeks, including Reading support materials.

With Year 6 Boosters in full swing, we are now offering a comprehensive range of after-school and pre-school sessions: Monday before school is for Challenge Writers, Thursday after school is a fun Reading Comprehension booster, and our newest 'learning club' is on Wednesday after school, which includes both children and parents and focusses on Maths skills, knowledge and strategies.  Many thanks to the parents who attend, and to the children for extending their school day and special thanks to the two children (you know who you are!) who help me by being 'Miss DP's special helpers'!

The Extreme Reading competition is running again this term - which one of our Class Four readers will in the £5 book token this time? Well done to Caitlin who won it last term.

If you have any questions, please always feel free to come and chat with me at the end of the school day.

Homework

Homework for Year 6 will benefit from being topped up with as much extra as possible - the CGP Guides and SAT Buster packs are ideal for this. PLease ensure you are using these as often as possible.

Where there is any extra time in your busy weeks, I would very much encourage you to visit the library and to share with your chil the love of books.  To this end, we are launching a new Join The Library initiative - details to follow by letter.

Lastly, as always, homework is set on Friday and due in on Wednesday.

Dates for the DIary

After a successful and fast-paced visit to Ipswich Museum last term, we are going to the Imperial War Museum in Duxford this term, to learn about the events and life leading up to and during Word War Tweo.  The trip is on 28th Feruary and will depart at normal school hours in the morning.  aring traffic hold ups, we aim to be back in school by the end of the normal school day. Further details to follow by letter.

KS2 will have a special new Poetry venture launched this term - on January 22nd, we warmly invite you to a Poetry Recital at school, starting at 2.50 and ending at 3.30pm.   This is the first time our children have learned and performed poetry to both their fellow pupils and to parents, and we hope it will be chance for you to share intheir learning.

 

Other news

This is a short but action-packed term, with sporting events scheduled and lots of Booster Clubs going on throughout January, February and March.

We have started to write diary entries in role as an evacuee, as part of our Topic learning, and will be delving deeper into this pivotal era in our history.

 

This year, we are once again entering the East Bergholt Spelling Bee competition, where we were highly placed last year and which involves children both competitng against and sharing a stage with many children from a range of other primary school sand even High Schools... Good luck to all our children who are entering... further detials of this will follow.

The Spring Term Newsletter has more details of our learning.  We are adopting Maths Mastery accross the school and this leads children to develop their problem-solving skills.  Feel free to ask any member of staff if you would like to know more.

Times Tables is going to continue to be a high priority in Class Four.

Handwriting continues to improve, and is something we in Class 4 are very proud of.  Our new spelling scheme, No Nonsense Spelling, is in place now as we are slowly embedding it accross the whole school.  Children are tested regularly on both the KS2 Curriculum Words and the discrete spelling patterns set out i nthe Spelling Appendix of the NAtional Curriculum.

The Spring Term Class 4 curriculum newsletter is available here.

 

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