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WHALES (Mr Slee)

 

 

  

 

My name is Mr Slee and I will be teaching the Whales Year 1 class with support from my teaching assistant Miss Joynes. I love the outdoors and have recently been on Forest Schools training, so I am looking forward to developing our outside area and using it to bring lessons to life.

 

On Monday afternoons and all day Friday, the class will be taught by Mr Bunhejee.

 

This half term in science we are asking the question "Why are there so many leaves on the floor?" and in geography we will be wondering "Where do the wheels on the bus go?". We will look at what goes on in our local area and what is special about it. We will also look at changes in transport over the past 100 years or so.

Information about hand washing

Homework

 

This term children will have a choice of homework tasks, linked to our topics, to be handed in on set dates. The children will have an opportunity to share their work with the class, and will receive 5 dojos for handing work in on time.

 

As well as this, there will be a weekly maths focus, which will be assessed during lesson starters the following week, and children will bring home spellings based on their book in Read, Write, Inc.

 

You will receive a sheet with details of the homework tasks, or a copy is available in the 'Important Documents' section.

 

Finally, we would like children to read their reading book to an adult and share stories regularly. We have a reward scheme where children can earn certificates and prizes for reading at home. Children can change their reading books as often as they need to- we have a box in the classroom for reading books to be changed.

 

Important dates for this term

 

INSET Day

Wednesday 2nd September 2020

 

School Re-Opens

Thursday 3rd September 2020

 

INSET Day

Friday 23rd October 2020

 

Break-Up for Half Term

Thursday 22nd October 2020

School Re-Opens

Monday 2nd November 2020

 

Break-Up for Christmas Holidays

Friday 18th December 2020

Schools Re-Opens

Monday 4th January 2021

 

Class Dojo

 

Class Dojo is the reward system that we are using at Longmoor. The teachers are able to give out points for a variety of good behaviours around school. You can also use it to contact your child's teacher.

 

You should have received a code to allow you to see how many points your child has got and what they were for. If you have not got it yet, please let me know and I will arrange for another one to be sent to you.

 

You can access the website at www.classdojo.com or download the app on Android or Apple phones and tablets.

     

P.E.

 

Our PE days will be Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure that children have their indoor and outdoor PE kits in school on these days, and that they have hair tied back and any earrings removed. Thank you.

Phonics Screening Check

 

In June 2021, all year one children will undertake the national phonics screening check.

 

To give your children the best possible chance, please do play games with them - there are some useful websites below.

 

Follow the links below for games that allow children to sound out and read some real and alien (made up) words. Remember to click the back button to return to the Longmoor website.

 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase5Menu.htm

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/literacy.html

https://learn.readwithphonics.com/school/phonics-games

 

WHISPER - Anonymous Reporting Tool

 

Sometimes it is really hard to tell an adult if you feel like you are being bullied. That is why we have subscribed to WHISPER. It is an anonymous reporting tool which allows you or your child to report any incidents of bullying and cyber bullying in confidence.

 

Click on the web link below to fill in a report. It will then be emailed to Miss Hughes (Online Safety Coordinator). Messages are checked as often as possible. In order to resolve issues effectively and promptly, please include your name. This will be kept in the strictest of confidence.

 

If you have any concerns or worries about your child regarding online safety and would like further advice, please contact Miss Hughes or Mr Lyons, the school's online safety co-ordinators or speak to Mrs Dainty, Headteacher.

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