Dear Beech Class,
Welcome to our class page. I'm extremely excited for the year ahead and I can’t wait to get to know each and every one of you! I look forward to meeting you all properly on Tuesday, 8th September, when our door will be open from 8:45am.
Some helpful information!
Class Teacher: Mrs Patterson
Other adults: Mrs Mathew, Mrs Ganson and Mr Pope
As you will be aware, parents are currently unable to speak to class teachers (and other adults within the learning bubble) at the beginning and end of the school day, but you can contact me via our class email - firstname.lastname@example.org!
Please bring your water bottle every day and take it home every evening. Water can be accessed during lessons at all times (the children will be aware that this should not interrupt their listening and completion of tasks/activities) and can be used at lunchtimes.
Our P.E. will be on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons outside. On these P.E. days, children must come to school in their P.E. kit. Please ensure correct Balliol P.E. kit is worn and, in colder weather, that warm long-legged and long-sleeved clothing is provided, alongside appropriate footwear.
We appreciate and thank you for all the support you give to the children in relation to their home learning. Below is what we hope is useful information for you to continue with this support.
Reading: Children will have a reading book to take home to share and read with you. When finished, this book will be changed only on a Friday. Please listen to your child read as often as possible for 10-15 minutes at least 3-4 times a week.
Children will also have a reading book that remains in school. Reading records will not be used at the moment; these will remain in school for now.
Spellings: Children will have new spellings every week with a dictation test on Fridays. Children will receive a copy of these to take home every week and practise but these are to remain at home. Please encourage your child to practise at home regularly too! They will be provided with a separate book and plenty of opportunities to practise in school during the school day.
Times tables: these help with so many areas of maths; please encourage your child to practise 10-15 minutes every day. (TT Rockstars)
MyMaths: This will be set every Friday, due the following Friday - the tasks are set to consolidate learning from the week.