Hi I'm Mrs Duddridge (the class teacher) and the teaching assistants are Mrs Treloar and Miss Stacey.
Unfortunately we have now finished our very popular unit on the Great Plague of 1665. The children have been awesome! They have amazed me with their creativity, and I've seen some budding actors/actresses while performing our dramatic re-enactments and poetry sessions. The children are now experts on the subject and I'm sure would be happy to share their knowledge if you ask. If you would like to see any of their fabulous writing, feel free to grab an English book at the end of the day.
Reading at home is going really well with lots of you reading with your children most nights Please remind children they need to bring in their book bags and reading books every day. If the children have not read their book please encourage them to still hand them in, as we will try our best to listen to them in school. Thank you to all of you at home who are reading with them regularly, it really has a big impact on thier attainment and will help develop a love of reading. We will endeavor to 'quiz' your children on their books as often as possible (usually after a couple of reads at home) but there may be occasions where they slip through the net. If this happens, we will make sure they are quizzed the following day. Please continue to fill in their reading diaries as we generally rely on your comments to let us know they are ready. We appreciate that you may not be able to read with your child every night, however regular reading at home will have a big impact on their reading skills and confidence levels. Please feel free to pop in and see me if you would like any guidance on how to support your child's reading skills.
AR Quizzes: Children who obtain three 100%s in a row will be moved up a level as long at the level remains within their zone (speak to me if you need more information on how this works). A reward scheme is now in place for children who complete and pass the most quizzes. In addition, the more confident readers are encouraged to read longer books to build up their word count.
We are nearly on 300,000 words and are closing the gap between us and 2W. We can do it!
Well done to Amelia. S - She has read the most words in the class!
Star of the week
Molly has been working extremely hard in all areas of her learning. This week she has shown that she is becoming a mature little girl and wants to become a better learner. She has also been trying very hard to improve her fancy writing. Keep making me feel proud Molly
Lora is taking Orla home this week! Look in our behaviour book to see what they get up to!
Orla is our behaviour owl. She only goes home with children or adults who have perfect behaviour!
As always, my door is always open should you wish to discuss your child's learning!