Welcome to Mars Class
Class Teacher: Ms Humphrey
TA : Mrs Leach
LSA: Mrs Cox-Gray
We hope that you have had a wonderful holiday. Please continue to support your children with their home learning, as it is important that the children remember that, learning does not only take place at school but can also be enjoyed at home, with you.
Please see above for this half-term's Spellings and Home learning grid. It would be great, if we could have at least 3 of the home learning activities returned, however, if your child wishes to do more, please support them with that.
Dates for your diaries:
Wednesdays - PE (PE kits should be worn - children should only wear stud earrings)
Fridays - Spelling and Big Maths tests
If at anytime you wish to speak with us, please use the contact form below.
Ms Humphrey and the Mars Staff team
'Reading gave flight to my imagination and strengthened my understanding of the world, the society I lived in and myself'(Malory Blackman, OBE; Children's Laureate 2013-2015).
What are we doing to encourage a love of reading?
We share books with the children individually and a class text is chosen and shared with the entire class, by the end of the day .
This is an important part of reading. Before the children become confident readers, they need to know how to match sounds to letters and then how to blend those sounds together to read words.
Our writing is linked with our reading. Everyone is given the opportunity to listen to the class text. The children are then asked questions about the book, in order to check their Comprehension and to correct any misunderstandings. They will then use what they understand to create different types of writing, in the form of:
We continue to use the Big Maths scheme, which includes daily teaching of basic skills and calculations. Each Friday, the children are assessed on their quick recall of the Learn It facts which have been taught.