Hello, and welcome to Mars Class!
The children have made a fantastic start to the new school year and they love being in the new classroom. They have settled to the new routines of being in Key Stage 2 very well and I look forward to meeting all parents and carers at our Parents Evening in October. We have a new member of staff working in our class - Miss Dixon is our new Apprentice Teaching Assistant and she will work every day apart from Wednesday. Mrs Johnson will be in our class on a Wednesday.
Topic: our topic for terms 1 and 2 (until Christmas) will be Historic Thornbury. We have 2 trips planned - one to Thornbury Castle where we will look at the building and discuss its features and do some sketching. The other will be a guided historical tour of the High Street and surrounding areas. We will have a guide from Thornbury Museum who will talk us through the history of the buildings and show us pictures of how Thornbury used to look.
PE: PE is an important part of the primary curriculum. It encourages children to do exercise and they see the importance of exercise in a healthy lifestyle. You can support this by ensuring your child/ren has a PE kit in school everyday. As the colder weather is approaching it might be worth having a jumper and pair of joggers so if we go outside. In Term 1 the children will be doing Gymnastics and in Term 2 we shall be doing hockey and circuit training.
Homework: homework is an important part of your childs/ren learning. It gets them used to independent study, which is so important as they get older. The will be set one piece of English, Maths and some spellings every 10 days. Homework is sent home on a Friday and is due back the following Monday. In term 3 we will be trialling a new method of setting homework - we will publish the homework via this web page, rather than sticking it in books. More information will follow closer to the time.
Other key information: our nativity play will be on Tuesday 12th December at 2pm and on Thursday 14th December at 6.30pm. The children will need to be back in school by 6pm so they can get into their costumes! After Christmas, starting in Term 3, our topic will be Egyptians, which I'm sure the children will thoroughly enjoy.
If you ever have any concerns regarding your childs/ren learning then please do call in to speak with me, or make an appointment via the school office.