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Cedar

Cedar class is:

 

Mr Russell - Class Teacher

 

Mrs Strong - Teaching Assistant 

General Information for the Year 2021/22

Important events throughout the week are as follows:

 

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

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

 

Next- learning opportunities for learning at home:

 

We have once again partnered with Times Table Rock Stars and can offer their excellent, engaging scheme to all the children in the class. Once I have their logins, I will stick them to their reading diaries. They may not have changed from last year however!

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 log this in their reading diary. 

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 Practice:

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.

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