Happy New Year! We hope you’ve all had a good time over the past couple of weeks and are ready to start the new term with a bang. This term is busy – as always – and starts with an exciting new Thematic topic called, ‘Amazing Africa’. Children will continue to access all parts of the curriculum through this topic and we look forward to getting stuck in. Learning will involve the use of atlases and maps to identify the continent of Africa, whilst exploring the cultures, traditions and changes to the landscape.
Children will continue to receive homework and, as always, will be expected to read at home and produce a journal each week. Journals this term will have a vocabulary focus, where you will find activities for children to complete that involve identifying vocabulary and the impact it has. However, we would like to remind you that children may produce journals on their own personal books from home as well as their school books. Furthermore, they may like to vary the content or layout of their journals. A comment in your child’s reading diary is always welcomed and communication between yourselves and your child’s teacher is always helpful.
Phonics will continue to be class based, with two groups within the class. Children will receive 10 spellings on a Monday, to be tested on the following Monday. Additionally, children will also receive 10 spellings from their class teacher, which are related to their age, these will be given out and tested on the following days:
Class 16: Wednesday
Class 17: Friday
Class 18: Wednesday
Our PE sessions are as follows:
Class 16 – Wednesday and Friday
Class 17 – Tuesday and Wednesday
Class 18 – Tuesday and Wednesday
Please be aware that these sessions may be flexible, therefore children need a PE kit in school at all times, including appropriate outdoor kit. Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days. Due to the pandemic, swimming continues to be postponed. We will keep you informed of any updates when received from Wolverhampton Council.
The gate to the playground will be opened at 8.45am and closed at 9.00am. Late children will need to report to the main office.
Just a reminder our workshop involving traditional African drums, will take place on Thursday 14th January 2021, which the children can’t wait for!
As always, we appreciate your support.
Miss Di Bernardo Mrs Lavill Mrs Mitchell
Class 16 (Year Leader) Class 17 Class 18
Great Elston Bake Off
Year 5 wowed us with their amazing entries. Click on the cake to see a selection.