Just a note for parents and carers...
It is with great pleasure that I once again wish you all a happy start of term and express my delight in being able to teach your children for the second consecutive year. I feel a real advantage in having built such positive relationships with the class last year that we'll able to pick up where we left off in July and dive straight in with tackling the many challenges that lie ahead. Over the next eleven months, I will be doing all that I can to ensure your children develop holistically into well-rounded children who are equipped with the necessary skills and abilities to succeed. The support shown from parents last year was incredible and very gratefully received; I ask that as we enter another year, you continue to support your child and school as much as you can, from conversations about their day to regular home Reading, extra Maths and English work, to exploring and gaining further appreciation, knowledge of and respect for our local surroundings and wider areas!
As always, if you have any concerns, or simply would like a chat about your child's learning, please do not hesitate to make an appointment via the School Office where we can arrange a mutually convenient time to meet.
I look forward to what's set to be another year of fun, activity and adventure. Hurrah!
Mr Joseph Perree
Come and See
Please see our 'Catholic Life' webpage to explore the range of religious topics your children will be immersed in throughout the year.
Sports Kit will be required in school every Wednesday. We ask that you wash the P.E kit and return it as soon as possible and it is likely that the children will participate in further sports activities on Friday afternoons. Swimming will begin around Christmas time and continue until just before the February half-term. A letter detailing kit requirements will be sent out closer to the time.
Each Friday, children will receive a new homework task to be returned the following Friday. Set homework will consist of weekly spellings, English Grammar, Maths, Geography and research of a famous person/place/monument. This year, children have been given a homework book to be treated an a 'Homework Scrapbook'; children may present their work within their scrapbook as creatively as they wish through sticking tissue paper, printing pictures etc. Please be aware that the homework set on a Friday is a minimum; it is likely that as the following week's work progresses, children will receive extra reinforcement tasks, all of which must be handed in with the remainder of homework on the Friday.
Whilst some children will still remain on a Reading Log for the duration of the year, I have introduced a 'Book Bingo' (see below). Book Bingo is aimed at broadening the children's range of literature and increasing their love of text. There is no set rules for the Bingo as long as they: read the whole text, 'prove' to an adult at home that they have read it through detailed description, get their card signed by an adult at home and then bring it to me to be marked off. There will be prizes for those who complete a 'line' and a 'full house'.
Please still encourage your children to continue to access Abacus (www.activelearnprimary.co.uk) where I will be sending them many helpful resources and games to practise their maths calculation skills, problem solving and reasoning.