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Classes

Streatley has four classes with five teachers. All of the class pages provide information specific to that class regarding learning and homework (see quick links to the right or below dependant on your viewing medium). 

Foundation stage

As the Foundation Class teacher, it is my privilege to be working with 14 children (4-5 years old). Mrs Webb, Mrs Ochocinska, Mrs Francis and Mrs Lowery support us throughout the week.  Mrs Robertson supports all year groups at different times of the week. We refer to the class as the Foundation Class because of the critical skills children learn that lay the foundations for the rest of their lives. There are seven areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

More information about these areas can be found in Development Matters from the British Association for Early Childhood Education. We focus on learning 40-60 months and the Early Learning Goals.

Daily or weekly items:
Spare underwear and socks to be kept in P.E bag with a carrier bag for wet items.
Named water bottles and book bag.
Wellies kept outside on the stand: please return daily if taken home.

Twiggy Tuesday: Dedicated outdoor learning time
Children come to school in school uniform (trousers are necessary). Wellies should already be in school. A waterproof coat will be on their backs coming in. The children will wear school T-shirt/shirt and school jumper under coat.

Hats and snoods when the weather temperature drops. Scarves (can get caught) and knitted gloves hold water, so please don’t send these in.

Year 1/2

Welcome to Year 1/2. We are a class of 29 children with our teachers Mrs Williams (Mondays to Wednesdays) and Mrs MacDonald (Thursdays and Fridays). Mrs Lowery supports us throughout the week. Mrs Robertson supports all year groups at different times of the week for class planning, preparation and assessment time.

Key Links:

Reading:
The children take home five books each week and will have the opportunity to change them once a week on their reading day. Please ensure that the children keep their books in their book bags, alongside their Reading Records, so that we can record any additional reading in school and check them for any messages you may have written for us. We will be awarding House Points for each day of reading recorded in their Yellow reading record books. This can also include books from home or from the library as well as their school books. Little and often is recommended!

Homework:
In Year 1, we expect the children to complete a minimum of ten minutes of homework per week in addition to daily reading. This could include Phonics, spellings, DoodleMaths, practising the key instant recall facts or homework linked to our topic. In Year 2, this expectation increases by ten minutes to a minimum of twenty minutes per week in addition to daily reading.

Spellings:
The current Spelling overviews for this term can be found at the top of the page.  A hard copy will also be sent home at the start of each term. 

Maths:
Maths homework is to complete the daily tasks (10mins) set on DoodleMaths. These tasks need to be completed independently by the children as the software adjusts the future tasks (either up or down) based on how they are managing. Please support your child in logging on daily.  Each year group also has Key Instant Recall Facts each term to learn by heart in order to aid mathematical fluency. See links at the top of the page.

Welly Wednesday (Outdoor learning):
Year 1 and 2 will have Outdoor Learning every Wednesday afternoon with Mrs Williams and Mrs Dellowe. For safety, we need extra adults with us each week in order to be able to go off-site. If you would like to offer your help with this then phone or email the office to let them know which dates to put you down for. Each week they will need a waterproof coat and wellies. They can bring in waterproof trousers or wear the ones provided by school. Wellies can be kept on our racks at school.

PE:
PE is usually on a Friday afternoon. Children should come to school wearing appropriate PE kit and suitable layers on those days

Year 3/4

Welcome to Year 3/4. We are a class of 30 children with our teacher Miss Glynn.
Mrs Horohan and Mrs Dellowe support us throughout the week. Mrs Robertson supports all year groups at different times of the week for our planning, preparation and assessment time.
Rory is our class guinea pig.

Key Links:
Y3/4 Reading Padlet
Y3/4 Statutory Spelling List
• Y3 KIRF Summer 1 - I can tell the time
Y4 KIRF Summer 1 - I can recognise decimal equivalents of fractions
Y3 Recommended Reads
Y4 Recommended Reads

Reading:
The children are expected to read for 20 minutes every evening. In the juniors, the children are old enough to be responsible for writing in their own reading records and logging what they have read. This should then be signed by a parent or responsible adult and brought into school to be checked and signed by a member of staff in exchange for house points. If the children aren't able to read/get it signed, they are expected to stay in for 10 minutes to read at break. This is a means of teaching responsibility. Obviously, for special occasions, allowances can be made.

Our class padlet can be accessed here - please add whenever you finish a book you’d like to share with everyone in our class (no spoilers!)

Homework: 
This term, children should now be in the routine of completing their daily tasks on DoodleMaths independently. DoodleTables should also be visited regularly to support our learning of the times tables for our fortnightly tests. Our KIRF for this term also focuses on the times tables facts. 

Aside from Doodle and reading, children in year 3 are expected to spend a minimum of 30 minutes and year 4 are expected to spend a minimum of 40 minutes on additional homework tasks each week. Homework will be published on here every Wednesday and due in the following Wednesday.

DoodleMaths
Maths homework is to complete the daily tasks (10mins) set on DoodleMaths. These tasks need to be completed independently by the children as the software adjusts the future tasks (either up or down) based on how they are managing. Their log in details will be stuck into their reading record book. Little and often makes a big difference.

Supporting your child at home: Times Tables
Times table are a massive part of life in Y3/4 and are essential ahead of moving into Y5/6. Children should regularly practise their times tables. In addition to DoodleTables, I would recommend the 'Hit The Button' App (for £2.29) or similar. Two minutes daily is much more effective than half an hour once a week as this supports the working memory to retain these facts more effectively.

Outdoor Learning and PE: 
Outdoor Learning will be on Tuesday afternoons with the whole of the juniors now taking part in mixed-ability groups which rotate with Miss Glynn, Mr White and Mrs Dellowe. PE will be on Thursdays. Children should come to school wearing appropriate PE kit and suitable layers on those days. For outdoor learning we also suggest a waterproof coat and wellies. 

 

Year 5/6

Welcome to Year 5/6. We are a class of 28 children with our teacher Mr. White.
Mrs Gadhok and Mrs Spearing support us throughout the week. Mrs Robertson supports all year groups at different times of the week for our planning, preparation and assessment time.

Key Links:
• Wonder - Last Day of Home Learning
Y5/6 Reading Padlet
Y5/6 Statutory Spelling List
•  Y5 KIRF Spring 2 - I can recall metric conversions
Y6 KIRF Spring 2 - I can recall metric and imperial conversions
Y5 Recommended Reads
Y6 Recommended Reads

Reading: 
The children are expected to read for 20 minutes every evening. In the juniors, the children are old enough to be responsible for writing in their own reading records and logging what they have read. This should then be signed by a parent or responsible adult and brought into school daily. If they forget, they will be expected to stay in to read for 10 minutes at break. 

Our class padlet, for book reviews, can be accessed here - please add whenever you finish a book you'd like to share with everyone in our class. 

Homework:
Aside from Doodle and reading, children in year 5 are expected to spend a minimum of 50 minutes and year 6 are expected to spend a minimum of 60 minutes on additional homework tasks each week.Homework is set below every Wednesday and is due in by the following Tuesday.

Maths: 
Children should carry out a Doodlemaths 'a day' task every day and there are also a range of great maths games. Children should continually practise their times tables at home using Doodletables as well as other sites such as  Top Marks, who also Additionally, they also have a smartphone app called 'Hit the Button' (at a cost of £2.29) which I highly recommend to support mental times table strategies.

SATs: 
You can find a list of recommended texts here to further support your child. Miss Roberts and I are particularly fond of the 10-minute 'SAT Buster' books - a quick and easy to use tool to build confidence and speed in your child's thinking.

Supporting your child at home
 Reading - Predict events and their effects at different points throughout a narrative. Spend time looking at key words and author decisions. 
• Writing - Collect ideas and vocabulary from reading to bring and use in a meaningful way to writing 
Maths - Quick recall of multiplication facts to 12 x 12 and corresponding division facts

Outdoor Learning and PE: 
Outdoor Learning will be on Tuesday afternoons with the whole of the juniors now taking part in mixed-ability groups which rotate with Mr White, Miss Glynn and Mrs Dellowe. PE will be on Thursdays. Children should come to school wearing appropriate PE kit and suitable layers on those days. For outdoor learning we also suggest a waterproof coat and wellies.