My name is Mrs West and our Teaching Assistant is called Mrs Wright. We are really excited to welcome you to Shadsworth Junior School and we can't wait to get to know everyone.
At the start of each term you will get a homework grid with lots of different activities to choose from. You don't have to do them all at once, you can choose when you complete the activities. We would like you to bring back your homework books in the last week of term so that we can see what you have done. There will be rewards for the children who make an effort to complete their homework each term. You can also use them as a space for practising your spellings and timetables each week.
If you want to do some additional learning at home, you will be given passwords for Purple Mash, Timetable Rockstars and Spelling Shed. You can do as much practise as you like on here and earn points and rewards as you go. (Please give us time to set up all of the passwords for everyone!)
If you need to isolate but you are feeling well, we may provide you with a code for our LBQ learning website. This is a live code which changes daily and I will be in contact with you with more information if this happens.
Home reading is extremely important. It is the best thing that you can do at home to help your learning! Please bring your reading book to school each day as there may be opportunities to read with an adult in school. We will change them at least twice a week, however if you are reading your books very quickly speak to Mrs Wright and we can send an extra book home.
Our PE day is MONDAY. You will come to school in a PE kit on your PE day. Make sure you wear a jumper or cardigan too so that you don't get cold! You can wear trainers on Monday.
We are also very lucky that we have a Spanish teacher called Senorita Valero who comes each Wednesday and we will also be taking part in Forest Schools once a fortnight on either Wednesday or Thursday.
In English this half term we are going to start the year by completing a transition unit around the book 'Room on the Broom' by Julia Donaldson. The focus will be on our handwriting, basic punctuation and character description.
In Maths we will be reading and writing numbers to 1000 in digits and words and learning about the place value. We will also be adding and subtracting numbers mentally.
In Topic we are going to be learning about life in the Stone Age.
In Science we will be learning about light and dark. We will explore how shadows are made and which materials reflect light the best.
In Music we will be rehearsing songs for our school harvest assembly.
In PE we will be working on invasion games and developing our throwing and catching skills.
Our topic in PSHE this term is Dreams and Goals.
We are really looking forward to the year ahead and teaching you all!