Dear Children and Parents,
Welcome to Welbeck class, I hope you are all looking forward to this next academic year. I am looking forward to teaching you all this year and I know that we will have lots of fun.
Our first topic will be Migration to Britain. We will be studying the book 'Windrush Child' by Benjamin Zephaniah. As well as Migration to Britain, we will be learning about a wide range of topics this year including The UK, Elizabethans, World Trade, World War Two and the Local Area . Each topic will have a learning overview that will be shared with parents and carers.
Reading will continue as before. Children will be given a book and will be expected to read at least three times in a week. Books will be changed on as per children's request. The reading log will need to be filled in each week by grown ups to confirm that children have read three times that week. This log also provides an opportunity for you to share how your child has found the book through a series of questions and a comment box. Reading logs will be checked on a Monday.
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 with a focus on Maths and GPS. Please email homework to the class email address firstname.lastname@example.org by 4pm on a Wednesday. It is important for children to complete their homework on time as this allows time for marking and to also get the children into a good routine before secondary school.
Swimming lessons will take place from February 2024.
P.E. lessons will be on a Monday and Friday. Children should come to school wearing the appropriate school sports clothing for P.E. Children do not need to bring their uniform.
Please ensure that your child is lined up on the back playground at 8:45am.
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. Children are welcome to bring a book bag or school bag if they wish.
Again, please feel free to contact me if you or your child has any worries in the next year.
Miss L. Tomlinson