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READING GUIDE FOR PARENTS AND VOLUNTEER READERS

Please click on the link below to take you to the Parent Curriculum Support page where you will find the Reading Guide for Parents and Volunteer Readers.  This guide will provide you with helpful information and tips when reading with your child / children.  

https://www.wincantonprimaryschool.co.uk/curriculum-support/

 

Curriculum Newsletter

Welcome to Mars Class!

 

Welcome,

 

The adults that work in this class are Mrs Deane (Monday -Thursday), Mrs Carswell (Friday) and our HLTA is Mrs Hamblin.

 

 

Our PE days this term will be a Thursday and Friday.

Please ensure you have full PE kits in school, both for outdoor and indoor PE.  Long hair needs to be tied back and earring studs must be covered with tape, or removed on PE days.  The latter is preferable to avoid hair tangles in the classroom.

 

On a Friday, children will be given spellings to learn in an orange Spellings Book which they are expected to practice at home in the front of the book, writing each word in a sentence to show they understand the context in which to use it.  These will be tested each Thursday in the back of the book so that the results can be shared at home.

 

There is a document on this page that will provide support with a range of strategies that could be used at home to help with spellings.

 

Maths homework is given out on a Friday and must be returned to school the following Wednesday.  Please ask us if you have any questions or concerns regarding this – we are happy to help.

 

Mrs Deane , Mrs Akers and Mrs Hamblin

 

 

 

Our learning experience this half term is called  The Aliens have landed!

 

Rationale: During this Learning Experience, the children will make links between English, Science and Art and Design, as they explore how animals survive taking account the basic needs involved.  This will be achieved mainly through the text Beegu by Alexis Deacon which will provide platforms for the children to discuss survival and growth, and then use this to create Beegu’s home planet making sure it is equipped with everything she will need.  The children’s writing in the last few weeks of the term will provide them with the opportunity to consolidate their learning from the previous weeks, and allow them the chance to demonstrate all they have achieved.

 

Hook: 

On Tuesday 7th January, the children will take part in a geography-based day of activities where they will learn how to read a simple map, interpret symbols, and then create their own map.  This will lead into an orienteering event which will have them using a map to find codes. These codes will then need to be deciphered to help explain an unusual event that took place during the Christmas holidays! 

 

Outcome:  

During the last week of term, on Wednesday 12th February, we will be welcoming parents to join their children in a surprise activity!  This will take place at 2pm in the classrooms, so please mark your diaries and come and join us.

Wednesday 12th February @ 2pm

 

Take home task:  

The children are asked to make a small space ship for Beegu to return safely to her home planet.   It can be in any style that the children choose, but in order that we can display them all in the classrooms, please can they be fairly small – Beegu herself is not large!

Please bring in your completed task during the week beginning Monday 3rd February

 

How you can support your child at home:

  • Reading every day – a vital part of our partnership!  Please make sure you sign their Reading Record!
  • Talk about what they are learning at school
  • Helping them to learn their x2, x5, x10 multiplication facts
  • Completing weekly Maths homework
  • Working together to complete half-termly Take Home tasks
  • Support your child with spellings each week 
  • Discuss how the children can stay safe using technology
Photos of Mars and Neptune Class reading their stories of Beegu the Alien to the Reception children, which finishes off their learning experience the Aliens have landed.

Methods to support spellings at home

WEBSITES
Previous learning experiences / Class photos.

Mars and Neptune classes have been learning about the Jewish Faith in RE and have been learning about the importance of the TORA.

Mars and Neptune classes have been learning about the Jewish Faith in RE and have been learning about the importance of the TORA.   1

Mars Class Learning Experience - Sunflowers Art Work

Mars Class Learning Experience - Sunflowers Art Work 1
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