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Welcome to Galaxy Class!


The class teachers are Mrs Clifton (Mon-Weds) and Mrs Bouchaib (Thurs/Fri).  Mrs Portch also works with us.


This term our learning experience is    Earth-shattering


Our second learning experience this year will be Earth-shatteringIn this experience, the children will learn and write about the Story of Pompeii. Through this, they will develop a good understanding of the history of this Roman city and what life was like before the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The children will explore the Earth’s structure and plate tectonics in order to understand where and why volcanoes and other natural disasters can occur. They will learn about some of the most famous natural disasters and the devastation they have caused. For further information, please refer to the curriculum newsletter below.


This term our PE days will be on a Monday and a Friday.  Please ensure that the children come to school in the correct kit in school on this day and that long hair is tied back.We do not allow the children to wear earrings for PE so please can they be removed on these days or taped over. At present, we are still not able to take the children swimming but hope that this may change in the near future.


Numeracy homework will be given out on a Friday and due in the following Wednesday. Spellings will be set on a Friday and tested the following Friday. Your child should be able to complete this work independently as it will be based on work they have already done in class. Please do not hesitate to email us if you have any concerns.

It is also beneficial if all children regularly practise their times tables facts in order to improve speed of recall. Times Table Rockstars is a great resource to support this and it can be accessed on laptops and tablets at home. Times table recall remains a focus this year and children will be tested weekly through ‘Times Table Olympics’ to ensure that recall is quick and accurate. (No counting up on fingers allowed)


We are also encouraging all children to read at home; this needs to be recorded into the children's reading records. It is very important for the children to read regularly and understand their reading so that they can take the Accelerated Reader quizzes within school. When your child gets 85% or above in these quizzes, they are rewarded with a star which is put onto a class chart. We are aiming for 100 stars so that we can have a class treat!

We will be adding photos, news and pieces of work regularly to this page so make sure you come back soon.

Please feel free to email with any questions you may have.
Thanks for visiting.

Mrs Clifton and Mrs Bouchaib


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