Dear Children and Parents,
Welcome back to Welbeck class, I hope you are all looking forward to this next academic year. I am looking forward to teaching you all again this year and I know that we will have lots of fun. We are also lucky to have Mrs Green working with us again this year.
Our first topic will be The Aztecs where we will learn about the Mesoamerican culture that flourished in central Mexico during the period 1300-1521.
As well as The Aztecs, we will be learning about a wide range of topics this year including Modern Day Mexico, The Victorians and Space. Each topic will have a learning overview that will be shared with parents.
For the first couple of weeks reading books will not be given out to the children, as this will allow staff time to prepare reading books and diaries. Books will be changed weekly and returned books will be quarantined for 72 hours before given to another child. Please do not return any reading books that you have at home to school until you are asked to do so.
Homework and Spellings
Similar to reading books, homework and spelling books will be introduced later on in the first autumn term. Homework will be given out to the children on a Friday and the hand in date will be the following Wednesday. Homework will be based on work that the children have been doing in class. We will always include information about the children’s Big Write task on the homework letter so they are able to prepare at home. Spelling tests will take place on a Friday and children are encouraged to practise their spellings throughout the week at home to prepare.
Swimming lessons will take place from Wednesday 9th September in Retford. Children should come to school wearing their swimming kit underneath their sports clothes and bring an additional plastic bag to use as storage for their clothes. Additional information will be provided shortly.
P.E. lessons will continue with Tony on a Wednesday. You should come to school wearing the appropriate sports clothing for P.E. You do not need to bring your uniform.
Please can I ask for pencil cases to be left at home for this next academic year so that this limits any risk of belongings being lost or damaged. All equipment needed will be provided by school.
Again, please feel free to contact me if you or your child has any worries in the next year.
Miss L. Tomlinson