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Thanks Miss Harrison Mrs Ashton
Hello and welcome Cedar Class! We would like to introduce ourselves, Miss Harrison and Mrs Ashton and many of you will already know us. Your child will also be supported by a brilliant Teaching Assistant, Mrs Towers. This year we will be aiming high and setting some challenging targets to ensure that your child is facilitated to reach their potential and more!
Your support will be vital to the success of your child. One of our school mottos is that 'Together, we are stronger' This will also be our vision. We need your support in all areas. It is vital that you are prepared to support our decisions and present a united front to your child. This consistency will enable your child to make every second count! Please also ensure that you connect with our Class Dojo and Seesaw app to keep up to date with what is going on in our amazing classroom!
Our advice... Read... read... read! Your child cannot be reading too much! We advise that your child should read for 10 to 15 minutes each day. We understand that this can be challenging therefore we recommend that this is 5 reads a week. Even dropping this down to 4 reads will be limiting their potential. Reading can be conducted in many forms and it is vital that we can discuss their reading levels in a professional manner. If your child is reluctant to read their reading book but loves reading newspapers then let this happen! Encourage them to read a variety of texts as we want them to love reading for pleasure. Please do not use reading as a punishment at home. Reading also has a huge impact on their writing, maths and of course their SATs assessments at the end of the year. If you would like any advice or guidance on making reading more fun or you feel that your child is struggling with their reading then please do come and see us!
As you will already know, learning times tables is challenging. This is why we concentrate on just their 2,3,5,10 times tables. Please try to focus their homework/ extra work around these tables and wait until after SATs to introduce other tables. Learning tables does not have to be time consuming. It can be practised on the way to school, in the bath or just before they go to sleep! If you have children in KS2 (Years 3,4,5,6) then ask them to challenge their sibling. This is also great practice for them too!
Your child will be given a spellings each week that they NEED to practice at home. These spellings are part of the National Curriculum. Your child will already have a range of methods to help them learn them easily. Spellings should be practised several times a week but this can be conducted in ANY WAY! See what works for your child, some learn better in small chunks, others need testing, some like to write them out... the possibilities are endless!
Physical Education will be timetabled in on Tuesdays but please ensure that their PE kit is in school all week, just incase we spring into an extra active session! If your child does not have a kit then please see Mr Birchall.