Fittleworth C. E. Village School

Fittleworth C. E. Village School

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Cedar Class

The Teacher in Cedar Class is:-   Mr Russell   

The Teaching Assistant in Cedar class is:- Mrs Strong 

Welcome back! 

Welcome back to the Autumn Term. It has been absolutely wonderful having the children back in school this past week and I feel that they have settled in perfectly. The classroom has once again been abuzz with productive talk, great ideas and enthusiastic faces. Long may it continue. 

 

Usually at this time of year, we would have a parent meeting to outline my expectations, hopes and requirements for the coming year. For obvious reasons, this cannot happen so I am posting as much as I can on the website instead. 

 

Firstly, important events throughout the week are as follows:

 

1. The children need to wear their P.E. kits on a Monday and Tuesday. 

2. Year 6 Forest School will start from this Friday (18th September). As such, they will need to wear Forest school clothes.

3. Reading Diaries will be checked on a Monday (more on that later!)

 

Next- learning opportunities for learning at home:

 

We have partnered with Times Table Rock Stars and can offer their excellent, engaging scheme to all the children in the class. Once their logins are sent through, I will stick them to their reading diaries. 

The Purple Mash subscription will also continue this year. Some passwords seem to have changed from last year. If necessary, I will stick their new passwords to the back of the reading diary.

 

Reading and Reading Diaries:

 

I am a committed reader and try to encourage all of the children in my class to view reading as a integral part of life, not just a task to be completed for school. As such, I try to give them plenty of opportunities to read books in class, as well as listen to them. However, the daily reading time ideally required by a child of 9-11 isn't something that can be feasibly accommodated within school hours. Therefore, I ask that both children and adults take this requirement seriously and implement (as best as you can) daily reading at home. This can be independent reading by the child, but should include regular sessions reading with an adult (regardless of your child's reading 'fluency'). Please try to log this in their reading diary. 

 

Year 5 Suggested Reading List

Year 6 Suggested Reading List

 

Spelling Practice:

 

Your child will be given a targeted set of words to learn at home for the year, along with additional information regarding their phonetic confidence. This information will come home in their book bags once I am satisfied that I have identified their individual needs. A text will be sent home alerting you when the lists are in their book bags. These lists will be based on the Statutory 'Common Exception Words' for each year group. I ask that you gradually practice these words at home, selecting a few at a time (5 or so) until your child is confident with them. Education research shows that spaced, but frequent recalling of information helps to embed it into long term memory. As such I would recommend that you engage your child in regular informal exercises that require them to spell the words from memory, either verbally or in written form. This can be accompanied by practice exercises that help to ingrain muscle memory. Please see the link below for a selection of excellent ideas. I would also highly recommend the 'Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check' model of learning words, as this has again been evidenced as a fruitful method of learning spelling words. Examples can easily be found online.

 

Spelling Activities

 
 Welcome back to the Autumn Term. It has been absolutely wonderful having the children back in school this past week and I feel that they have settled in perfectly. The classroom has once again been abuzz with production talk, great ideas and enthusiastic faces. Long may it continue. 
Usually at this time of year, we would have a parent meeting to outline my expectations, hopes and requirements for the coming year. For obvious reasons, this cannot happen so I am posting as much as I can on the website instead. 
Firstly, important events throughout the week are as follows:
The children need to wear their P.E. kits on a Monday and Tuesday. 
Year 6 Forest School will start from this Friday (18th September). As such, they will need to wear Forest school clothes. 
Reading Diaries will be checked on a Monday (more on that later!)
Next- learning opportunities for learning at home:
We have partnered with Times Table Rock Stars and can offer their excellent, engaging scheme to all the children in the class. Once their logins are sent through, I will stick them to their reading diaries. 
The Purple Mash subscription will also continue this year. Some passwords seem to have changed from last year. If necessary, I will stick their new passwords to the back of the reading diary.
Reading and Reading Diaries:
I am a committed reader and try to encourage all of the children in my class to view reading as a integral part of life, not just a task to be completed for school. As such, I try to give them plenty of opportunities to read books in class, as well as listen to them. However, the daily reading time ideally required by a child of 9-11 isn't something that can be feasibly accommodated within school hours. Therefore, I ask that both children and adults take this requirement seriously and implement (as best as you can) daily reading at home. This can be independent reading by the child, but should include regular sessions reading with an adult (regardless of your child's reading 'fluency'). Please try to log this in their reading diary. 
Year 5 Suggested Reading List
Year 6 Suggested Reading List
Spelling Practice:
ith additional information regarding their phonetic confidence. This information will come home in their book bags once I am satisfied that I have identified their individual needs. A text will be sent home alerting you when the lists are in their book bags. These lists will be based on the Statutory 'Common Exception Words' for each year group. I ask that you gradually practice these words at home, selecting a few at a time (5 or so) until your child is confident with them. Education research shows that spaced, but frequent recalling of information helps to embed it into long term memory. As such I would recommend that you engage your child in regular informal exercises that require them to spell the words from memory, either verbally or in written form. This can be accompanied by practice exercises that help to ingrain muscle memory. Please see the link below for a selection of excellent ideas. I would also highly recommend the 'Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check' model of learning words, as this has again been evidenced as a fruitful method of learning spelling words. Exampl