We are a class of 30 Year 4 and 5 children. Below is some information about our class routines and the children in the different roles in our class. Mr Wakeling is our class teacher!
P.E. - Physical Education
Our PE lessons are on a Thursday afternoon. We need to bring a PE kit which we wear to school in the morning. Our kit should include, trainers, shorts/leggings and a top. Mr Wakeling likes to do PE outside as much as possible so warmer over-jackets/tracksuits are perfect for the colder months.
Homework is given out on Fridays. All homework is placed onto SeeSaw for which you will receive a login within the first week of term. Spelling lists, times tables and mental maths tasks are also put up on SeeSaw each week with activities you can complete to learn these in fun and varied ways. As the school is committed to reducing its use of paper and carbon footprint, homework will not be given out on paper unless requested. SumDog (for times tables) and J2Blast (for spellings) will also be used for further learning.
For a video to help with this please click here
Spellings are available on the class webpage each week by following this link;
Spell Blast information can be accessed here;
Homework is to be returned by Tuesday of the following week.
Reading books will be sent home with homework on a Friday. You will still have a reading log and folder for these. Some children may wish to change their books more regularly than once a week, and we are happy to ensure this happens. In the first weeks of term, your child will have their reading day assigned to them, and should they want to have their book changed twice, this is the day that it can also be changed.
It is critically important that folders and books are returned at least once a week for us to make sure we are in continual communication about progress.
If your child is working at a reading or understanding level lower than expected for their age, they will be read with at least once a week. If your child is at or above expected level, they will still be read with, but during group based sessions.
By the end of the year, all children are expected to be able to read and spell all year 4 or 5 high frequency words for which a list is available here;
Flashcards can be provided to help you build up these words at home, and work on them will occur regularly in school too, with targeted intervention where appropriate.
We use Class Dojo in Dosbarth Lindys to communicate in both directions. Points are awarded throughout the school day for positive choices and excellent performances in contributions and work. You are invited to communicate with me through Class Dojo should you have any comments, concerns or feedback, and to inform me (as well as the office) of absences. The class Dojo will be monitored from 8am to 5pm throughout the week.