Westmere Primary School

Welcome to Canada class

Class Teacher: Miss Pooley

Teaching Assistants: Miss Crane and Mrs Lester

P.E.

Our P.E. days are Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure your child comes to school in their P.E. kit, which is suitable for outdoors (including appropriate footwear). Your child must also wear their blue federation hooded jumper. Children with long hair need to have this tied up for these lessons and any jewellery, including earrings, need to be removed.

Homework

Homework is sent out every Friday, and is due back in school on the following Wednesday.

Every week, children are expected to complete a piece of Reading homework, which can be selected from a variety of options from their Responding to Reading sheet. Additionally, children are expected to complete self-led Maths homework, improving skills such as mental multiplication (using Times Table Rock Stars).

Please ensure your child reads at home daily (either independently or adult-led), as this is vital for developing their comprehension skills, widening their vocabulary and supporting them with their writing. The children will have two reading books – an ability book and a challenge book. Books will be changed regularly at school and should be brought in every day to be checked by an adult. Children who read more than three times per week, will gain extra playtime as a reward.

If your child is struggling with any aspect of their homework, we are always available to support them: they just need to ask.

Topic

This term’s topic is: The Groovy Greeks.

From nothingness came chaos, from chaos came air and water, from air and water came life! Then, rising majestically from the darkness, came Gaia, Mother Earth, a beacon of warmth and light.

Discover a fantastical world full of mythical creatures and legendary heroes and plenty of pottery! Poseidon, Apollo. Artemis and Zeus reign almighty from Mount Olympus, watching mere mortals on dusty Athenian streets.

Explore the terrains of Greece, where in pure blue skies, the sun scorches waxen wings and melts the fortunes of Icarus and Daedalus. Then, decide your own fate, when a mysterious box is found and stirs your curious mind.

If you have any questions or queries throughout the term, please do not hesitate to contact me via email at: canada@griffinfederation.co.uk