We hope that you all enjoyed a lovely Easter break; isn’t it great that we seem to be going in the right direction to get our ‘old normal’ back! Hopefully by the end of this school year, we’ll be able to enjoy a few weeks of normality before the summer break.
This term, our topic is called ‘Was the Islamic Golden Age Really Golden?’ We are going to be looking at some stories from 1001 Arabian Nights as our English focus which we’ll also tie into our history, where we will be exploring the early Islamic civilization, and also our RE where we will be exploring Islam. This is going to be a fun topic full of colour, geometric art and maybe even a spot of cooking!
Our usual PE days are Tuesday and Thursday and at the moment we ask that the children come to school dressed in their PE kit (Tickenham t-shirt, black or navy shorts, joggers, skort or leggings and preferably blue/black trainers and their Tickenham hoody) to avoid having to change at school. The embroidered Tickenham hoodies are available to purchase from Monsoon so please do order one if you would like your child to be able to wear one on PE days. 1 lesson a week will be led by Future Stars which will be every Tuesday.
Homework and spellings will be recommencing this term and they will be set on Mondays and homework will be marked as a class (if not online) each Friday. Please do encourage your child to use Spellingframe as much as they can as it is an excellent way to consolidate spellings as it teaches them not only the spelling, but also the meaning and how to use it in a sentence. They are able to recap any rules that they are unsure of from Year 1 upwards.
We are having a whole school push on reading so please encourage your child to read at home and ask them questions as they are doing so to help them ensure they’re understanding everything they’re reading. The children have good fluency when reading their books but we are keen to ensure that their understanding and inference skills match their fluency. The children have daily reading time in school so please remind your child to bring their reading book to school each day. We would like to see all children reading and recording this in their reading records 5 times a week.
As always, if there is ever anything that you would like to talk to us about, please do let us know. We are keeping our class emails (email@example.com) active whilst the restrictions are in place but we are always happy to arrange a meeting if required.
Mrs Hook will be leaving to commence maternity leave next Wednesday (28th April). We are very excited to welcome Mr Westerwijk to the Cedar Class team. He will be in with Mrs Hook for her last week. Please do introduce yourself to him when you can!
Mrs Hook and Mrs Lester
Cedar Class Teachers