Class 11- Miss Cavill
Information and Class Routines for Parents
All pupils should bring their reading book and reading record to school every day. Pupils should practise their reading every night. We would really appreciate parents/carers signing their child’s reading record and we encourage parents to make comments.
Weekly spellings are based on spelling rules and statutory words from the New Curriculum. Spellings to learn and practise will be given every Monday and pupils will be tested on a Friday. We have introduced across school a ‘Word of the Day’ activity. We ask parents to question and discuss this with their child/children. Find out its definition and the context it would be used in.
Number bonds and multiplication tables should be practised regularly. It is important that pupils are fluent in their number bonds and multiplication tables to enable them to efficiently carry out many other mathematical strategies. Please encourage your child/children to practise these every week and support them in the process.
Our PE days are on a Wednesday afternoon. Please bring a T shirt, shorts and gym shoes. Trainers can be worn for outdoor PE.
In class 11 we are currently reading the novel, ‘Journey to the River Sea’ by Eva Ibbotson, which follows the adventures of orphan Maia as she is sent to live with her distant relatives in the Amazon Rainforest.
We have completed drama activities to explore Maia’s thoughts and feelings as she leaves her friends and school in London and as she arrives in Brazil with her governess. From this we were able to write a letter in role as Maia and setting description of the rainforest.
In PSHCE, we have been thinking about all the different individuals and groups who make up British society and how everyone can work together. We have had a workshop to help us understand more about how we can support people with dementia and become 'Dementia Friends'.
In maths, we have been developing our calculation skills and working on standard written methods for addition, subtraction and multiplication.