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Classes

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

Foundation stage and Year 1

Welcome to our Year FS and Yr1 overview page.

In our class the Year 1 children learn with the Foundation Stage and the Year 2s. Over the week we use the strengths and opportunities available to offer a balance.

Our Foundation and Year 1 children have access to a stunning outdoor area, and we ask that their wellies are here daily for sand and muddy surface play. A hooded coat all year round is necessary as we go out in the rain. No such thing as bad weather only a poor choice of clothing.

The Foundation Stage children learn through different types of play. This encourages them to develop their social and emotional skills, develop their mark making and reading for a purpose and about the natural world. As adults, we engage them in playful learning to develop their next steps. We observe them and use these times to provide challenge and support in expressing themselves through patterns, music, art and writing. Guided learning increases over time as childrens' engagement, motivation and thinking about learning develops.

The Year 1 children follow the National Curriculum like Years 2-6. Please see below for Year 1 and Year 2 learning links and expectations (Click on Year 1 and Year 2 tab below)

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.

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

Muddy Monday: Dedicated outdoor learning time
Mrs Bourne and Mrs Dellowe lead Muddy Monday in the afternoon.
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 their 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 our Yr1/2 section. Our Year 1 and Year 2s are taught together during the week. We come together for topic sessions and PE. Year 2 children this year (2021-2022) are a larger year group, 22 rather than 15. 

Mrs Williams is our class teacher who teaches us Monday to Wednesdays.  Mrs MacDonald is also our teacher, and she teaches us on a Thursday and Friday.

Mrs Robertson also teaches us with the Year 1s. We are very lucky to have this partnership and wealth of experience from all three teachers. Mrs Gadhok supports Year 2 in the mornings as our teaching assistant and Mrs Webb supports us when we are mixed with Year 1, she is also a great teaching assistant.

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 in the homework section.  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.

Twiggy Tuesday (Outdoor learning):
Year 2 will have Outdoor Learning every Tuesday morning with Mrs Williams and Mrs Gadhok. 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 email the office to let them know which dates to put you down for. We are developing a handbook for you to read before joining us. 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. Please allow them to wear their PE kit (joggers) on these days.

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 29 children with our teacher Miss Glynn.
Mrs Horohan and Mrs Dellowe support us throughout the week. Mrs Boune supports all year groups at different times of the week for our planning, preparation and assessment time.
Rory and Chester are our class guinea pigs.

Key Links:
Y3/4 Reading Padlet
Y3/4 Statutory Spelling List
• Y3 KIRF Autumn 1 - I can recall number bonds to 20
Y4 KIRF Autumn 1 - I can recall number bonds to 100
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. For special occasions, allowances can be made, please just write me a note in their record.

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 number bonds.

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. It can be linked to our topic or to support our work in Maths or English.

DoodleMaths
Maths homework is to complete the daily 'A-day' task (max. 10mins) 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 login 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 - some families have since informed you can actually access it for free by going onto the website version. Two minutes of times table practise 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 mornings with Mrs Bourne and Mrs Dellowe on alternating Tuesdays. The children will be reminded when this is. PE will first be on Wednesdays with Miss Glynn and on Thursdays with Mr White and a sports coach. Children should come to school wearing appropriate PE kit and suitable layers on PE days. For outdoor learning we suggest a waterproof coat and trainers/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. Additionally, they 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 keywords 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.