Autumn Term 2018
Welcome to Orange Class
Orange Class consists of 30 hardworking, keen-to-learn children. Miss Bushnell is the class teacher with help from Mrs Spink who is our super Teaching Assistant.
Our topic this half-term is...
From A to B
This term our Learning Journey has a History/Geography focus, but English, Maths, Science, Art, DT, PE, RE and Music will all link together to create an exciting, memorable learning experience.
As part of our learning journey 'From A to B', we will be thinking about our own journey to school. We will take a class survey to find out how people travel to school and make a pictograph from the results. We will also make our own maps of our journeys to school, thinking about local landmarks and geographical features.
As well as this we will be focusing on transport and travel and the history of how this has changed over the years.
We will be researching a historical figure – George Stephenson- also known as the 'Father of Railways'. Pioneered by Stephenson, rail transport was on of the most important technological inventions of the 19th century and a key component of the Industrial Revolution.
PE is currently on a Monday afternoon however please ensure PE kits are in school at all times. We will also be swimming every Tuesday for 10 weeks commencing on the 18th of September. This half-term we will be focusing on gymnastics and we will be looking at different ways of travelling getting 'From A to B'.
KS1 SATS Information May 2018
Children in Orange Class will be taking their SATS tests during May. This is nothing for children or parents to worry about. The tests are not qualifications and don’t affect your child’s future options in school. The results are an opportunity to compare pupils nationally to ensure
schools are helping pupils to master the basics in English and mathematics, and make progress.
For more information visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-1-and-2-national-curriculum-tests-information-for-parents ,
where you can find information leaflets and videos for more details about KS1 and KS2 SATS.
Reading books are changed each week as needed, with children taking home 3 books at a time. I hope you'll enjoy these books together and spend the time to discuss the story and interesting word choices. Please could you ensure Reading Record Logs are filled in.
Spelling homework will go home on the Monday to be tested on the Friday. These sheets will be given out on spelling sheets. If a spelling sheet goes missing please collect another sheet from class. Children will also have weekly maths or english work (alternating) to complete in their homework booklets. These will be sent home on Friday to be returned by the following Wednesday.
We are looking for parent helpers to come in to hear readers. Please contact me if you can spare some time to help. Thank you.
If you would like to discuss anything or have any queries, please don't hesitate to email me at - firstname.lastname@example.org.