Derwent Class Staff
Mrs Coote (Class Teacher)
Miss Oates Mrs Collins Mrs Griffiths (Teaching Assistants)
What's happening in Derwent Class
What a fantastic day we had on Tuesday. The children engaged with some fantastic hands on learning which we just can't cover in the classroom. They were extremely well behaved and had some good fun too.
A big thank you to the volunteers and staff who came with us.
There are some photos of our learning adventure in the gallery at the bottom of the page.
We have now finished swimming for this academic year.
Rehearsals for Pirates of the Curry Bean are well under way and are going very well. We have a lot of talented children at Milford School. Letters about costumes are coming home in book bags so have a look. We've tried to keep it as simple as possible. Please let us know if you are having a problem finding something.
Whole Class Reading Challenge: This week we had 15 children who have read three or more times at home. Well done and a merit to them!! We're trying to increase that number so that we get better and better at reading. Just five minutes will do.......and don't forget to sign the planner.
All homework is set on Wednesday and is to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Children who haven't handed in homework will do it during Golden Time. 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 Wednesday 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: None this week
Year 3 Group list: None this week
Year 4 Group list: None this week
X tables homework:
Year 3: None this week
Year 4: None this week
Lessons are on hold for a while as we are practising for our end of year performance.
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.