Welcome to Arun Class. My name is Mrs Hamer.
I am looking forward to working with all your children throughout the year with the help of Mrs Peto (Teaching Assistant) and hope that we can have a really great home-school partnership.
Please see the 'Current Topic' tab details of this term's topic as well as the timetable, where there may be some slight flexiility depending on other events going on during the school week.
During the year the children will be encouraged to read a variety of books at school and at home. Reading at home is very important and I like to think that we are working together to develop a lifetime love of reading - ultimately getting them to enjoy 'reading for pleasure. A reading diary is provided with guidance for making useful comments which will aid with teacher assessments. Children will be asked to change their books as necessary.
Please be aware that the children will be expected to take responsibility for changing their books and we will be supporting them with this to begin with.
Homework will be set on Tuesday and is due in on the following Monday.
There is a value homework at the beginning of each half term where the children will be given a task related to our Christian value.
The weekly homework will focus on spelling and grammar. In addition there is the 'Word Wall Challenge' and 'Times Table Challenge' which the children can ask to take part in when they feel ready. Badges are awarded for successes in each challenge. More information about this will be given at the class talk at the beginning of term.
All the children will have an informal number bonds or times table quiz every Friday and you will be kept up to date on their progress.
Finally, each term the children are given a choice of creative topic homework to do. Their amazing creations are shared and celebrated!
Reading Rockets Challenge