Children should wear their PE kit to school on the days that they have PE. PE kits should be plain, dark colours.
PE will take place outside whenever possible. Please see Class Dojo for your child’s swimming day and PE days for this half term.
It is really important that children re-read books. When they first read a book, they will be focusing on working out what each word says. When they re-read books, they develop confidence, fluency, expression and understanding which are all key skills in reading. For this reason, reading books will be changed on Mondays and Thursdays. Please still bring your reading book and reading record into school every day as this will help us when we are reading with your child in school.
Knowledge organisers are a tool which summarise key facts and essential knowledge that we teach in school, linked to the National Curriculum. Every time your child starts a new a new unit of work they will be given a knowledge organiser. This is essentially a “fact sheet” for the topic. Knowledge organisers will also be available online via Google Classroom. We will start “low-stakes quizzing;” to review and retrieve knowledge. We do these quizzes as it strengthens children’s memory and enables them to access more complex tasks. Increasing memory also helps students to think more creatively, critically and analytically. You can support your child by discussing the information on the knowledge organisers with your son or daughter and quizzing them on what they know. If you require a paper copy, please message your child’s class teacher on Class Dojo to arrange this.