Tigers Newsletter – February 2018
Welcome back to another busy term. I hope you all had a restful break and are enjoying the lighter mornings and evenings.
Our topic this term takes the form of an author study focusing on the author Mini Grey. We have lots of her books to share in school but if your child has any at home they would like to share they are very welcome to bring them in.
This term phonics homework will continue to be handed out on Mondays to be returned the following Monday and maths homework will be set (usually via Mathletics) on Friday to be completed by following Friday. Again these activities will link to what the children have done in class with the aim of supporting their learning so they should mostly be able to complete them independently.
Reading remains a key aspect in and out of school so reading with your child as much as possible at home is encouraged. The focus of their reading should not only be using phonics to decode but also showing their understanding. You can support this by asking a range of questions about the text. Please do share a range of books with your children; it doesn’t always have to be a book from school. Home, library, non-fiction books and poetry are also important.
We will be having an assessment week this term and having a go at some practise SATs tests. These help me to better understand where children need further support and enable the children to become more familiar with the expectation of the tests.
PE will continue to take place on Mondays and Wednesdays. Could you please ensure your child has appropriate kit with them in school.
Please continue to encourage children to come in to class independently; they are doing a great job!
Parent’s evenings will take place this term. Look out for sign-up sheets in the office entrance area. I look forward to getting together with all of you to discuss how the year is progressing.
Mrs E Vaughan