Welcome to 5 Holly!
Here are a few bits and pieces about our weekly routines for your information.
This year, as a school, we have introduced a new, exciting curriculum. Our current topic is Viking Invaders and the children are having great fun learning all about the myths surrounding 'Vicious Vikings'. Later in the term, we will have a science-based topic about forces and also a short Christmas-based topic.
Our PE days are on Tuesday (outdoor) and Friday afternoons - PE kit must be in school for these days but it always a good idea to keep it in school, just in case, as we often have practices for the many sporting events that school participates in. For PE, long hair must be tied back and only sports safety earrings can be worn. Please note: Children need to be able to remove their own earrings as adults are not allowed to assist with these.
Homework and spellings are sent out each Thursday. The spellings are tested on the following Friday and your child will also get a link to Ztype which is a fun website on which to practise their weekly spellings. Children need to complete nine pieces of homework over the term and the dates for returning these are shown on the homework menu inside their homework books. Return dates are Tuesdays. Everyone is expected to read at least three times per week (the new Bug Club has some excellent online resources so please give these a try) and return their reading record on Wednesdays to collect their dojos.
All children have been given log in details for Times Tables Rock Stars and Prodigy which are also really good websites to help them practise vital maths facts.
If you haven't already done so, please sign up for Class Dojo to keep up to date with what the children have been learning and how many dojo rewards they have received.