Hall Orchard Lane, Frisby on the Wreake, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 2NH
Striving for Success
Teacher: MRS GEMMA WATTS
Learning Support Assistants: Miss Vicky East
The School Day:
Morning: 9.00 – 12.30
(Break time 10.50–11.05 Assembly 11.05–11.20)
Lunchtime: 12.30 – 1.35
Afternoon: 1.35 – 3.25
Registration (busy work): 9.00 – 9.10am
Grammar/Spelling: 9.10 – 9.30am
Guided Reading10.30 – 10.50am
Maths: 11.20 – 12.30pm
Topic Work: 1.35 – 3.25pm
Areas of work this term
The children in my class will have PE on Tuesdays and Fridays this term but we will try to get outside as often as we can. When scheduled to do outdoor PE, the sessions will go ahead outdoors unless it is not safe to do so. Therefore, your child will need adequate outdoor clothing including football boots or trainers that can get muddy.
SATs Week w/c 14th May
Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation
Maths Arithmetic Paper
Maths Reasoning Paper A
Maths Reasoning Paper B
A good understanding of multiplication facts is crucial to the more difficult mathematical concepts. It would be a great help to me if you could support your child in learning these at home. Although I teach this as part of the mathematics, it is impossible for me to teach it every day. It is this daily practice that I am certain, many of the children benefit from. To help you, the Multiplication Facts can be found in the centre of your child’s Homework Diary. I have also identified that several of the class are finding telling the time and time related problems difficult. Regular support with this at home will develop all pupils understanding of this.
Clothing should be clearly labelled and easily identified.
All personal items brought into school must be clearly labelled and contained in a small bag as cloakroom space is very limited. Jewellery should not be worn in school except for an inexpensive watch and stud earrings for those with pierced ears.
Additional notes for Class 5
Class rules and behaviour
The three basic rules of my classroom are:
These are expected to be followed by all pupils throughout the day. All other classroom expectations and procedures stem from these three important ideas.
I believe each child should take responsibility for his or her own behaviour. By Year 6 they should not be offering excuses and blaming others. Therefore, the children will be made aware of the class rules and expectations from day one. Any child that chooses to break these rules will receive sanctions as set out in the school behaviour policy.
Homework (Up to 2.5 hours for Years 5/6)
Please note I will not be setting any homework now until after May half term. This is to allow Year 6 pupils to focus on their own personalised learning needs ahead of their SATs tests.
Remember to use your revision guides and ask for any additional resources that you require. Woodlands School, Kent have some excellent revision resources on their website. Keep revising little amounts but as often as you can.