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Snaith Primary School

Mrs Sherlock & Miss Timney's Class

Our Class Mission Statement

We want our class to be kind, helpful and friendly. We all shine!

So we promise to...

  • Be respectful to one another
  • Try our best
  • Share and care because we are all friends
  • Work as a team
  • Look after our classroom and resources
  • Show outstanding manners
  • Be cheerful, smile and have fun
  • Never give up!

We are the dream team

and...

Team work makes the dream work!

 

Our Class Team

Mrs Sherlock and Miss Timney share the role of class teacher. Mrs Sherlock works in class on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday whilst Miss Timney takes the reins every Thursday and Friday. The teachers and children in our class are supported brilliantly by the wonderful Mrs Selkirk.

 

Reading

In our class, children are expected to bring in their reading books every Monday. Books will be changed and sent home again on a Tuesday to give plenty of opportunity for children to practise throughout the week. Children who have a record in their reading record book to show that they have read their books 4 times in a week are entered into a prize draw. Remember you have to be in it to win it!

In addition to their reading books all key stage 1 children also have access to ‘bug club’ to support their reading journey, if you need a reminder of your child’s log in details please ask and we will be happy to provide this. Children will use bug club at school to develop confident and motivated readers. We encourage children to also use this at home – it is a great resource that enables children to practise reading independently due to the brilliant sound feature which asks questions and reads instructions to the children.

 

Spellings

We are very grateful for all extra support that you give with your child's spelling as a strong partnership between home and school definitely helps to get the best results! Children’s spelling books are included in their reading pack, and we ask that these are returned along with reading books each Monday. Spellings will be tested and reset ready to be sent home again on a Tuesday. Children are set 10 spellings each week, beginning at the level indicated by thorough baseline assessments that are carried out at the beginning of the school year. Children who score 8/10 or more will progress to the next set of spellings. If a child scores below 8/10 they will be encouraged to continue practising this set of spellings for up to 3 weeks.

Our key stage one spelling programme follows the national curriculum spellings, beginning with year one common exception words then progressing onto year one spelling patterns, year 2 common exception words and then year 2 spelling patterns. A full list of key stage one spellings can be found on our home learning page.

 

PE

We have P.E. on a Monday and Thursday each week. Please could children come to school wearing a suitable outdoor P.E. kit. This includes leggings/jogging bottoms/shorts as well as your school P.E. T-shirt and a normal Snaith Primary School jumper or cardigan. Children may also come to school wearing trainers on this day.

Children may also bring an alternative pair of shoes/trainers for each day in school as we will be spending more time on the grass at playtimes. We want to avoid the children sitting in class with wet feet! Please bring these in a small drawstring bag which can be kept on the back of each child's chair in class.

 

Maths Homework

In our school we use ‘Big Maths’ to help children gain skills they need to support them as they progress through the Mathematics curriculum. Each week we take part in ‘Learn It’s’ and ‘CLIC’ tests.

 

  • Learn It tests are designed to help children increase their rapid recall skills. These are timed tests which encourage children to practise their recall skills so that they can answer all questions within 30 seconds (KS1 tests). When a child scores 100% for 2 weeks in a row they will then move up to the next level.
  • CLIC tests (counting, Learn it’s, It’s nothing new and calculation) cover a range of skills and help children to retain previously taught skills over time by giving experience of different questions including skills such as counting, recalling fact families, doubles and halves, identifying and ordering numbers and addition and subtraction. These tests are not timed.

Each week your child will bring home their completed ‘CLIC’ and ‘Learn It’s’ test papers. Please take the opportunity to celebrate your child’s success – an increased score by even 1 mark is an achievement that can be celebrated! Any questions which your child is not yet able to answer correctly can be practised to help them in beating their score the following week.

 

In addition to this, year two also have access to Timestables Rockstars which can be used to help develop rapid recall of timetables skills.

Doodle

All also have their own personal logins for Doodle. This is a fantastic resource for the children to practise learning essential facts in a fun and exciting way online. Children may access Doodle from school or as part of their homework, using their individual login details.

Please contact us if you have any questions about Doodle.