Firstly, Mrs Johns will be teaching on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and Mrs Samuels will be the teacher on Thursday and Friday, with Mrs Manley covering our PPA time on a Wednesday and a Friday for an hour each. Darren is the class TA who is in everyday.
Homework is usually set on a Friday, in a homework book. It will need to be completed by Wednesday of the following week so there is time to look at it before the next bit gets set. It will always be reading, then there will usually be learning times tables and other weeks there will be this as well as some other literacy and numeracy skills work. If there is a reason why homework has not been done please send us a message on Dojo—we know life can be super busy sometimes but we will chase the children when homework is not done without a reason!
Puffins’ get to have library books, these books can be taken home, however books must be in school everyday!
We have P.E twice a week, on a Monday and a Tuesday, as well as rugby on a Friday for several weeks. PE kits need to be in school all week. P.E kit needs to consist of: white t-shirt, black shorts and trainers (plimsols are not great for wet-underfoot days).
Please also make sure your child has a coat in school everyday, even if it’s not raining at 8.30, who knows what it will be doing by lunchtime!
Your child does need to read at home everyday, where possible, for at least 15 minutes, whether that is to themselves or to another person who has 5 minutes to spare. It is also very valuable for your children to be read to, it would be great if even just for 10 minutes a week you sit and read to your child. Enjoy this time with your child, you will all cherish it.
Please make sure that your child has a drinks bottle in school everyday, we are encouraging regular drinks of water during the day.
Children won’t be sitting in the same place in the classroom all year, we like to change things around regularly.
The children will be able to earn merits, there is also a behaviour chart that the children have created to encourage good behaviour and hard work as well as kindness and looking after each other. We also have a marble jar, so if the class collectively do something then they get awarded a marble—there will be a class treat when the jar is full. :)
If you have any questions please feel free to pop us a message on Dojo and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
We look forward to getting to know you as parents/carers,
The Puffins’ Learning Team