Week beginning 11th September
Everyone seems to have settled in well and the children are getting used to our high expectations. It will take a while, but will mean that everyone knows what to expect and when, which will create a fantastic and productive environment in which to learn.
Along with two new pupils, we have welcomed Mrs Hadler into our class as our teaching assistant. Mrs Hadler is a very experienced TA, and may be familiar to you as her daughter was in the Year 6 class that buddied with your children when they first joined. She was also a member of the PTA, so is very familiar with the expectations we have here at Tunstall.
In English over the next two weeks, we will be using Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit as a model for our own adventure story writing. This week we focus on using evidence from the text to describe character's feelings and also focusing on historical detail to make our writing more realistic and interesting. The home learning for this week will also help with this. In maths we start with place value, looking at less than/greater than, as well as ordering numbers.
We will also start our history learning, looking at invaders and settlers and science, where we look at the function of the digestive system.
The class has chosen Olivia and Toby as our school councillors and congratulations to Jack who received our behaviour award last week.
There are new images in the gallery which show the children making their Roman shields, so please take a look.
Everyone should have a reading book now, and home learning was given last Friday, for return on or before Friday 15th September. We still have a few things to sort, like spelling and swimming groups, which will be sorted by the end of the week.
We are instilling in the children the need for them to become much more independent in their thoughts and actions. Please help them to achieve this at home by discreetly checking that they have the correct equipment for the coming day and if not, gently guiding them accordingly.