Welcome from Cherry Class!

We have had a very busy couple of weeks, in Cherry Class, since starting back after the summer holidays and it has been great seeing all the children back together again, sharing their news and playing with their friends! All the children seem very eager to learn and we have started our learning in Maths with place value and have begun our new writing scheme, which is focused on the short film ‘Feast’ and in our Whole Class Guided Reading our focus turns to ‘Max Kowalski, I didn’t mean it’. OIn history this term we are learning about The Romans, and we have started our topic of electricity in science, along with enjoying PE with the football coach and of course, Forest school (and luckily, so far, the weather has been kind to us!) 

Below is important information about the coming year: 

Forest School: This will be on a Wednesday. Your child must come to school in their forest clothing along with wellies, wellies can then be left in school in readiness for future lessons. A gentle reminder that your child should wear long sleeves and have trousers on and bring with them waterproofs/raincoats (weather dependent). 

PE: Our PE lessons are taughton a Friday. Children will wear the correct kit (Longvernal PE t-shirt; school sweatshirt or fleece; black shorts or sports trousers; and trainers) to and from school. If possible, please provide your child with a water bottle. 

Homework: A week will run from Thursday to Thursday, and I will check the children’s progress on a Friday morning. Your child needs to complete their homework using Doodle Maths, Spelling Shed (Ed Shed) and TTRS, no longer than 20 minutes per week. All your child’s their logins should be found in their Reading Records but if they have been misplaced, please let me know. 

Spelling: A mixture of spellings chosen by your child and our Year 4 scheme will be sent home each Friday, please make sure your child practices these as they will be tested on them the following Friday. 

Reading: The expectation is your child reads and records their reading at least 3x a week at home and should bring their Reading Record and book with them to school every day. I will collect these in on a Thursday in readiness for Celebration Assembly. It is important that your child reads each week to enhance their language understanding, along with building upon their fluency and comprehensive skills. 

It has been great getting to know all the children in Cherry Class and meeting many of you at drop offs and pick-ups. I will be on the playground each morning and at my door after school if there are any questions, worries or concerns. 

Many thanks,

Jess Collins