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).
Welcome to our Foundation Stage overview page. We are a very small class of children with our teacher Miss Davies. Mrs Chohan and Miss Rumble support us as teaching assistants throughout the week. Mrs Chohan is a qualified higher level teaching assistant which means she is utilised to cover Miss Davies when required.
Our Foundation Stage 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 and join Year 1 and 2 with the daily mile. There is 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, mark making and reading for both a purpose and pleasure. We engage the children in playful learning and utilise observations to provide both challenge and support. We encourage freedom of expression through patterns, music, art and writing. Guided learning increases over time as engagement, motivation and thinking about learning develops.
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 their performance. 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.
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.
'Wellie Wednesday' - Dedicated Outdoor Learning Development:
Every Wednesday afternoon we utilise our woodland environment and the children engage in outdoor learning with tools, ropes and hiking. Each week children will need a waterproof coat and wellies. They can bring in waterproof trousers or wear the ones provided by school. Wellies are kept on our racks at school. Please allow them to wear their PE joggers on these days. When the weather temperature drops hats and snoods are useful as scarves can get caught and knitted gloves hold water, so please don’t send these in.
PE is every Friday morning. Children should come to school wearing appropriate PE kit and suitable layers on this day.
Welcome to Year 1/2. We are an infant class with two teachers, Mrs Williams (Mon-Wed) and Mrs MacDonald (Thurs-Fri).
Our infant team of adults includes Mrs Grozellier and Miss Rumble over the week. Miss Davies will also cover some of the Teacher Planning and Preparation time.
The children take up to five books home each week and will have the opportunity to change them once a week on their reading day. In Year 1 these books are fully decodable and in line with their phonics learning at school. This is to give them opportunity to apply and consolidate their phonics learning. Please re-read the books multiple times for improved fluency and understanding. In Year 2, the variety of books available widens once they have fully completed the phonics scheme. The focus is now more on improving their fluency and on deepening their vocabulary and comprehension skills. 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!
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.
Each term the children will be given some key spellings to learn at home. These spellings will be linked to the phonics, spelling patterns and key words covered in their curriculum. For details please see our homework page. A hard copy will also be sent home at the start of each term.
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. Aim for a minimum of 4 times a week. Each year group also has Key Instant Recall Facts each term to learn by heart in order to aid mathematical fluency. For details please see our homework page
Our Driver Topic this term is a History led Topic called "Movers and Shakers". Please see our homework page to find out more and to access the Knowledge Organisers (a great way to be introduced to the main concepts and vocabulary that will be covered this term.
Twiggy Tuesday (Outdoor learning):
The class will have an Outdoor Learning afternoon every Tuesday with Mrs Williams. We often need extra adults with us on the weeks we wish to go off-site and for some of the more challenging activities. If you would like to offer your help with this then please let us know, and we will add your name to the sign-up sheet in the school entrance. We have developed a handbook for you to read before joining us. Each week the children 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 Tuesdays.
PE and PE Kit:
PE is usually on a Friday morning. Children should come to school wearing appropriate PE kit and suitable layers on Tuesday for Twiggy Tuesday and Friday for PE lesson.
Welcome to Year 3/4. We are also called lower juniors and our teachers are Mrs Hartley (Mon/Tues) and Mrs Robertson (Wed/Thurs/Fri).
Mrs Gadhok supports us throughout the week.
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 us a note in their record.
Our class Padlet can be accessed here - please add whenever you finish a book you would like to share with everyone in our class (no spoilers!)
Children should now be completing their daily tasks on DoodleMaths independently. DoodleTables should also be visited regularly to support our learning of the times tables for our fortnightly screening checks.
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. Please see our homework page for details.
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 to fluency, recall and confidence.
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, We would recommend the 'Hit The Button' App 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.
Dedicated Outdoor Learning and PE time:
Outdoor Learning and PE will be on Monday afternoon with Mr White. The children will be reminded when this is.
PE will take place with ProActive coaching on Friday morning.
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.
Welcome to Year 5/6. We are also referred to as upper juniors or upper key stage 2. Our teacher is Mr. White.
Other adults in class are: Miss Rumble (Mon/Tues) and Mrs Francis (Wed/Thurs/Fri).
Thursday afternoon: Mrs Robertson teaches us French (Autumn and Summer Terms) and Computing (Spring Term). Pro-Active takes our formal PE on Friday just before lunch and Miss Roberts teaches our science.
• Y5/6 Reading Padlet
• Y5/6 Statutory Spelling List
• Y5 KIRF Autumn 2 - I can find factor pairs of a number.
• Y6 KIRF Autumn 2-I can identify common factors of a pair of numbers.
• Y5 Recommended Reads
• Y6 Recommended Reads
The children are expected to continue developing their reading appetite for 20 minutes every evening. As with Year 3/4, the children are expected to take responsibility for writing in their own reading records and logging what they have read: This should indicate the book and pages/chapters read. This should then be signed by a parent or responsible adult and brought into school daily. If forgotten, they will be expected to stay in to read for 10 minutes at break. Reading is key to higher standards in writing as it supports structure, word choices and vocabulary development.
We love to share different books and our class Padlet, for book reviews, can be accessed here - so please add a review when you finish a book and take time to read the many reviews from current and past student recommendations - who knows, you might find your next favourite read!
Aside from Doodlemaths 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 on our Homework page every Wednesday and is due in by the following Tuesday. Children have opportunities to share their work with partners, groups and the whole class to enhance the learning of all and to show pride in our work.
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.
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 - Sharing reading is just as important in Y5/6 as other year groups. Read to your child have them read aloud to you and also allow them to read alone. A healthy diet of trickier texts from our reading list alongside graphic novels, past favourites and comics or magazines is perfect. When you discuss reading, ask your child to predict events and their effects at different points throughout a narrative. Spend time looking at keywords and author decisions in their writing.
• Writing - Children has a 'Writing From Home' book that is dedicated for children to write anything and everything they choose from shopping lists, poetry, diaries or narratives. They are welcome to keep these to themselves or share with you or the class to have an audience.
• Maths - Quick recall of multiplication facts to 12 x 12 and corresponding division facts are very useful. Use Doodlemaths and time on journeys to keep those facts quick to recall! Times tables are the bedrock of all maths so keeping this fresh and instant is vital!
This term, PE with Mr White will take place on Mondays and, on Fridays, a specialist coach will teach the groups skills for different game situations. Children should come to school wearing appropriate PE kit and suitable layers on those days. Shoes can be worn before and after to protect the carpets.