Derwent Class Staff
Mrs Coote (Class Teacher)
Miss Oates Mrs Collins Mrs Griffiths (Teaching Assistants)
What's happening in Derwent Class
Swimming starts on Wednesday 26th September 2018. Look out for an information letter and medical/permission for goggles form coming home in book bags. It will also be in the letters section of this page. If you are free between 10 am and 11:45am we'd love to have a few extra helpers to add to the rota of volunteers: you don't have to go in the pool or teach swimming.
We read every morning between 9 and 9:30. Could you spare half an hour to listen to readers?
All homework is set on Tuesday and is to be handed in by the following Tuesday. Children who haven't handed in homework will do it at Tuesday playtime. Merits are given for regularly completing and handing in homework. Spelling and Times Table test books will be sent home each week so parents can see how their child got on. These should be returned with the homework folder ready for the following Tuesday tests.
Some children may need help with understanding the meanings of some of the words on our lists. It helps to hear them in a sentence or to look them up in a dictionary. We have been practising different ways of learning our spellings at school.
Sentence Words Group list:
this but his by from they we say her she
Year 3 Group list:
straight campaign contain brain faint waist claim praise complaint afraid
Year 4 Group list
immature immeasurable impossible immortal imperfect impatient immovable impolite important improper
X tables homework:
Year 3: :
This week we are practising the 5 X table
Year 4: :
This week we are practising the 3 X table
Reading in Derwent Class and at home.
Reading continues to be a key skill for your child to develop. It is still really important for your child to read regularly and discuss the texts they are reading.
Every child reads in a Guided Reading Group once a week with Mrs Coote, Miss Oates or Mrs Collins.
They also have at least one individual read with a staff member and most children read at least once more with a volunteer.
You can really help by listening to your child read their reading book regularly at home. Please record this reading in your child's planner: children with 3 or more home reads in a week get a merit on Friday and could be our Reader of the Week.