Welcome to Ravens!
My name is Miss Law and I am the class teacher of the Ravens. Our teaching assistant is Miss Valentine. On a Friday afternoon, the class will be taught P.E and R.E. by Mr Greenslade.
Homework will be set on Friday and we expect it to be handed in on Wednesday, which gives the children plenty of time to complete it. Children will have a task linked to topic, science or our story-telling unit - they will also have a spelling or grammar task. For maths homework, we would like the children to complete a Mathletics task - they also need to practice their times tables. It would be brilliant if you could hear your children read regularly and complete their reading diaries. Reading with your child is important (and great for our word count) so we need to encourage the children to read as much as possible.
Indoor P.E. will be on a Monday afternoon with Miss Law and outdoor P.E. will be with Mr Greenslade on a Friday afternoon - please ensure children have their P.E. kits (including their Knowle Primary house t-shirt) in school.
Our topic this term is World War 2 and the children are already fascinated by it. They have learned about the main events of World War 2 and have particularly enjoyed finding out about the rescue of troops from Dunkirk in their story-telling lessons. We are reading ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ which the children are enjoying and we are all looking forward to our school trip, where we will be ‘evacuating’ our children and learning about ‘Dig for Victory’. We are so pleased that the children are asking so many questions about the War and hopefully they are sharing their enthusiasm of this subject with you at home.
Ravens have had a fantastic start to the term. The pupils are enthusiastic about their learning and we are all looking forward to the year ahead!
If you have any questions please come and see me before or after school and I will be more than happy to help!
Ravens are currently leading the word count across the whole school, with over 750,000 words read! We are also very proud of Grace Blewett, who has read over half a million words since the beginning of the term and achieved 100% on each quiz that she has taken. This is an incredible achievement and we hope that Grace and all of Raven class continue to enjoy their reading and pass their quizzes!
On Friday 13th October, Year 6 were evacuated on the steam train to Buckfastleigh. The pupils had to write a postcard home to their loved ones and sing wartime songs to keep up their morale! Once we arrived in Buckfastleigh, the pupils had the chance to learn about the Dig for Victory campaign, try on World War Two helmets, pack into an Anderson shelter and listen to the incredible evacuation story of a WW2 survivor.
We had a fantastic time on our trip. The pupils went to great efforts to dress up and look authentic, so thank you to all of those at home who helped them!