Welcome to Sparrow Class!
As the new teacher of Sparrow Class, it is a privilege to be able to welcome your children back for the start of what I hope will be a fantastic term in Year 2/3. Please follow the links below for helpful resources and websites to help with your child's home learning.
As you know, the circumstances in which the children will be returning to school are slightly different. We are socially distanced in class and during playtimes, there is a one-way system throughout the school and we are trying to limit the number of items which the children bring into school from home. Despite these changes, we are working hard to ensure your children receive the same high-quality learning experiences that you have come to expect from Newtown; the first being a whole-school ‘Golden Recovery’ project based on the Japanese art of ‘Kintsugi’. I’m looking forward to sharing examples of the children’s work with you via class dojo in the coming days/weeks. After the first two weeks, the children will begin a new project titled ‘Our City’ which will give them the chance to learn about the history of Exeter, and how their experience of recent events fit into the wider history of the city.
Every week, the children will be assigned an appropriately levelled ‘Bug Club’ book and a library book to keep in school. We kindly ask that the children bring in their book bags on a Monday (so that they can receive a new book to take home) and on a Friday (so that they can return their books). Once books have been returned on a Friday, they will be isolated for 72 hours before being used again. As well as their reading books, the children will also have access to the online ‘Bug Club’ books.
Passwords for both Bug Club and Times Table Rockstars have been sent home; we kindly ask that you support your sparrows to use these sites as much as possible, as they tie into the work that we’ll be doing in class. When the children begin their new topic, they will be given a set of homework tasks to complete which you and your child can select and do together at home. I will provide more information about this in the coming weeks.
This term, PE will be on Mondays and Fridays. These lessons will be outdoor PE, so please make sure your child has a tracksuit jumper and trousers to change into as the weather will likely get colder soon.
Items from home:
Children should keep coats and packed lunches on their pegs. They can bring their water bottle up to their tray in class for use throughout the day. We have made up individual pencil cases for all of the children which they keep in their tray and we ask that they do not bring anything else (other than a hat/scarf/gloves or sun cream) into school.
Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, parents are not allowed in the building, but contact us on Class Dojo or send in a note with your child if you have any messages or questions.
Many thanks for your continued support,
Mr McCaffley, Mrs Brown, Miss Dover and Mrs Sinclair