Welcome to Leopards Class
Miss Mimi Williams
(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
Miss Rebecca Wagstaff
Mrs Gillian Ferryman
(Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
Welcome back to Leopards Class. We have started this term a very different way but we are still our lovely Leopards team! So far, we have been super impressed with how well you have settled into your online learning at home and for those in school how you have settled in to the new routine. Well done Leopards, keep working hard!
Those of you at home your work will be set remotely through ‘Google Classroom’ with daily updates on English, Maths and Phonics. Science, history/geography, Art, RE, music, handwriting and comprehension will be set weekly.
For those in school you will be following the same curriculum as your friends working from home.
Reading is still vitally important, more so now than ever. We encourage reading with your child to take place as often as possible (at least 4-5 times per week) to further develop their phonic knowledge and understanding of different texts. The same reading book should be shared several times during the week to embed fluency and understanding for example you could follow this pattern:
1st : Read
2nd : Recount
3rd : Ask questions
4th : Reread
Due to the current Covid-19 lockdown, children are able to change their books once a week on a Wednesday. You can place their books into the ‘quarantine basket’ by the office and they will be wiped down and left before being added back into the reading system.
Although we can only give you access to one physical book a week you can access more reading materials at https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page and its always fun to have a go at reading your own ‘real’ books at home (these have been shared through Google classroom). We would also like to encourage you to read to your child as this is a beautiful bonding time and a prime opportunity for book talk and great adult modelling.
This terms topics over the next two half terms is first ‘Animals’ and then after half term ‘To Infinity and Beyond’.
Finally, we’d like to say a massive thanks for all your support, we know this isn’t easy but you are all doing an amazing job!
Miss Williams, Miss Wagstaff and Mrs Ferryman.