Hello and a warm welcome from Mr Richardson
Jaguar’s class teacher is Mr Richardson and Miss Bowie is our Teaching Assistant
Topics we will be covering this year
Term 1 & 2 – The Victorians
Term 3 & 4 – China and the Far East
Term 5 & 6 – Planet Earth
Your child will be given ‘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 at the end of each term.
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 about 4 times per week. 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 will be sent out at the start of term. These spellings will usually focus on spelling patterns and rules.
Each week on a Friday, we will test your child’s timetables knowledge and hand out some homework. The homework will be related to the area of study they have just completed – the homework helps your child to practise the concepts and solidify their understanding.
What will you need in Jaguars class
Our PE days are on Monday and Wednesday – please ensure your child comes to school in their P.E. kit on a Monday as they will receive a PE lesson from a specialist coach from Premier Sport. Mr Richardson will coach the class on Wednesday afternoon and will cover cricket, tag rugby, gymnastics, dance, athletics and basketball. 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 ensure your child fulfils their potential.