Presentation on theme: "Sketty Primary School. Settling into school We hope that your child has already settled into the new routines, and they are happy with the day to day."— Presentation transcript:
Settling into school We hope that your child has already settled into the new routines, and they are happy with the day to day organisation. The children are now becoming aware of the increasing expectations. We aim to support and nurture them in developing their own individual skills and talents.
During the Autumn term the children study “ Children of the Revolution.” They will visit Big Pit to see what life underground was like. The children will also find out about conditions for children in Victorians times. They will research the impact of the Industrial Revolution on Wales Autumn Term
SpringTerm This term, the children will study a unit of work called, “ Blood, Bones and Gory Bits,” a look at the body and how it works. The second topic this term will be “Travel Agents,” a topic which will look at the changing face of tourism around the world.
Summer Term This term the focus of study will be the Gods and Gladiators. The children will become, “ Historical detectives,” to try to find out as much as possible about this period in history.
Summer Term This is the term when there will be a visit t the Urdd Centre at Llangrannog where they will be able to try lots of different activities. The dates are June 1 st to 3 rd. Costs and further details will to follow.
Other weekly features Your child has a weekly Games/ PE session. They require suitable PE kit, which can be left in school. This will be on a Thursday - black shorts and white t shirt and for outdoor games warmer gym clothes and trainers There is a weekly spelling test on a Friday where the children will be tested by their partners on individually generated lists. Spelling patterns will also be taught. Spelling Journals. A speed test is given each week on a Friday focusing on the relevant times tables ( link on the Portal.)
Reading We will be developing your child’s reading skills throughout the year. We aim encourage a love of books and want the children to enjoy reading, providing the opportunity for them to experience a wide range of texts. Your child has a Reading Journal which acts as a dialogue between school and home, where reading at home can be recorded.. Your child also reads in a weekly group reading session with the teacher. The interactive white board and IPads also encourage reading through many other subjects throughout the day.
Maths We want your child to be confident independent and resourceful in mathematics. Maths is taught every day Children will be taught in ability groups but the groups are flexible and will change during the year. Children will be expected to know their multiplication facts by the end of the year.
Homework Practise times tables Regular reading recorded in the Reading Journal Spelling test practice Home school tasks throughout the year which we would appreciate your help with. These tasks are designed for parent and child to work together.
During this year If you have any further queries please contact us. Ways of Getting In Touch Writing a comment in your child’s Reading Journal. Phone the office to make an appointment to see the teacher. Come to meeet us in the yard before school. We are always available there from 8.40 am. You are always welcome and we value your comments.