Welcome to Welbeck Class, this year the children have picked some fantastic topics for us to cover and I am really excited about all the amazing learning opportunities that we'll have throughout 2018-19.
This year our PE lessons will be on Mondays and Wednesdays, so please make sure that your child has the correct PE kit with them on these days.
Homework will continue as before, so will be handed out each Friday to be collected in the following Friday. Reading diaries will be checked on a Monday, although the children should have these with them every day, as it helps us to track when they read in school as well as when they read at home.
I am a big believer that reading every day can make a huge impact on a child’s education, and I cannot encourage you enough to find a little bit of time each day to read with your children. If you find that your child is struggling to engage with this, pop in and see me and we’ll see if I can recommend a book that will hopefully kick start their love of reading.
I will be the class teacher, but I’m really lucky to be supported by Mrs Dilks in the mornings, and during my PPA release time the class will be ably led by Mrs Cushing or our Sports Coach Tony McManus.
Our first topic is The English Civil War, which will help us to cover many aspects of the History curriculum, and will also feed into our class reading and English. We are also going on a trip to the National Civil War centre in Newark, so letters will be coming out about that shortly.
If you ever have any worries or concerns, please pop in and see me.
Here are some useful websites to use this year:
Over the Christmas holidays the elves have been busy revamping our reading area in Welbeck class. We now have a lovely space in our classroom, where the children can sit and read for pleasure.
We are also running a 'Get Caught Reading' scheme. So, our Welbeck pupils are going to be trying hard to get pictures of themselves reading in odd places which they can then send in to school to be put on our display.
We've started our topic on the English Civil War!!!
The children have been enjoying learning about the lead up to the war, and in particular they have been doing research on the man himself, King Charles!
Most of the class chose to present their research as a powerpoint, but a couple of our girls wanted to create a poster - so I've put a picture of these below.