Mr Pickering's Class
Welcome to our class page!
Welcome to Mr Pickering’s Class! We are a hardworking class who try our best at everything we do. We are a strong unit with great team spirit and we work together to help support each other. During this year, Mrs Willsher and Mrs Henderson will be assisting with the children’s learning and development.
For our class motto we have decided on...
"Try Hard and Keep Smiling"
Behaviour and rewards system
We are using a traffic light system in class where children move to amber and then red if they choose the wrong behaviour. If children can show positive behaviour they can work their way bac to green. If a child doesn't manage to work their way back to green before the next play time, then they may have a timeout to reflect on their behaviour.
As a rewards system, the children are working both individually and as a part of a team. For positive behaviour, manners, politeness, hard work and effort, children can earn tokens that are added to their team token tubes. These are all counted on a Friday across the whole school and the wining token team colour is celebrated in assembly. As a whole class children are working together to earn marbles in a jam jar. Children can earn marbles for excellent behaviour, effort and manners as a whole class, for example when lining up or sitting in assembly. When the jam jar is full, the whole class will receive a treat that they have voted on and agreed on.
Lesson start and end times
8.40am - 3.10pm
We will set homework each Monday to be completed by the following Monday.
This will include:
One doodle maths added extra task. (Children can still access the Doodle 7 a day as many times a week as they would like if they wish to.)
Two Reading Plus 'reading assignment' sessions of 30mins each per week.
Spellings on the school website for children to practise. Week 1 is set A spellings which was 14-09-20, week 2 is set B spellings which is 21-09-20 etc. Please practise these at home for a test that will happen on Tuesdays.
We strongly recommend that children also practise Timestables Rock Stars – as regularly as possible please.
Our PE day this year is Wednesday. We kindly ask that children come to school in PE shorts or jogging bottoms, PE T-shirt and school jumper or cardigan. Please could children always have a spare pair of trainers at school with them in a drawstring bag.
Our Entrance and exit
Children will enter the main school gate and immediately turn left through the 'tractor gate'. Then they will enter the school building through the year 5/6 door near my classroom. At the end of the day children will leave through the same door. Parents of children in my class should stand on the yellow spots along the adventure play and down the side of my classroom when picking up their children. Then exit the playground through the gate near the scooter shed.
Autumn Term Topic
During this topic, the children are transported back in time to the Anglo Saxon and Viking era. They will learn about the struggle for power during this period and find out details of some of the famous battles that occurred. By the end of the term, the children will know what life was like for an Anglo Saxon and a Viking and how this has impacted our lives today.