Hello and a warm welcome from Mr Richardson
Jaguars is a Year 5/6 class taught by Mr Richardson. The children will also be supported by Miss Bowie (Monday – Thursday) who is Jaguars’ and Tigers’ class teaching assistant. Mrs Harewood also supports a pupil in Jaguars class in the mornings.
Topics we will be covering this year
· Term 1 – Term 2: World War Two
· Term 3 – Term 4: Shakespeare and the Age of Discovery
· Term 5 – Term 6: China and the Orient
Children are welcome to come into the classroom as soon as the classroom door is opened by a member of staff after 8.35am. Pupils come quietly into the classroom and can either read a book of their choosing for enjoyment or have a go at the morning challenge, which is displayed on the board.
Key Dates and Information
Please keep an eye on Class Dojo for important messages and key dates that are specifically for Jaguars class.
Your child will be given a ‘Pick and Mix’ homework each term which will be related to our current topic. They should choose at least one activity as well as completing their reading and times tables / spelling practice. If they have other ideas which are not on the sheet, we welcome their creativity and look forward to hearing/seeing these. Completed homework will be shared and celebrated with parents in the classroom at the end of each term. Homework can be accessed on the Class updates page and on Class Dojo.
All the children have a school reading book and reading log in their pack to take home. Please try to read with your child regularly even if your child is a fluent reader and support him/her by asking questions to deepen their understanding of the texts. Please make comments about their reading in their journals to show they have been reading regularly at home – if possible at least 4 times per week. The books/authors/genres we suggest will all be available in our school library or classroom. We appreciate your support with helping your child develop their reading skills. They can also complete their reading rainbow with a reward from Mrs Gale for each colour completed.
There will be spellings to learn each week and tested on Fridays. The words to learn are on the website and on Class Dojo. These spellings will usually focus on spelling patterns and rules. Your child will be assessed and given a highlighted copy of the ‘Statutory Spelling’ list which is a set of words which all children should know by the end of their year. Please work through this with your child throughout the year.
What will you need in Jaguars class
Our PE days are on Mondays and Wednesday – please can you ensure your child has a full and correct PE kit in school at all times. We will also try to lots of exercise during the week so please ensure your child has a spare pair of daps or trainers in school. Please make sure all clothes and PE kits are named clearly. For safety, children do need to remove their earrings for PE. If your child cannot remove them by themselves please provide tape to cover them with. Many thanks.
We look forward to working with you to get the best from your child over the course of the year.