Muntjac

Welcome! We are Muntjac Class and we are Y3 and Y4 pupils

Muntjac class are taught by Miss Black. 

Dear Parents and Carers

As you will now know we are very pleased to be able to introduce Miss Black as the new teacher for Year 3 and 4 from September. 

Below is a personnel profile which you will be able to share with your children

Miss Black Profile

Dear Parents and carers of Muntjac class children

Welcome back to another exciting year!  It is lovely to have met all the children and both Mrs Hicks and I are looking forward to working with our new class. 

We have a very busy term ahead of us and we have planned some interesting and challenging learning activities. Details of of this term’s learning journey can be seen in the class topic web which is attached to this letter. Please make sure you keep up to date with the news and events by reading emails, notes at the bottom of homework and making regular visits to the school website. 

Homework

Homework in Muntjac Class is set weekly. However, due to the current COVID-19 situation, we will be emailing homework tasks home and the children will be asked to complete their work in their homework books. Homework books will be kept at home in order to reduce risk of virus transmission.

  • Homework will be set on a Friday and needs to returned by the following Wednesday. We are asking our parents to take a photograph of the completed homework and email it back to school using your child’s Microsoft Teams account.
  • We will begin setting homework next week, on Friday 18th
  • We will be using Microsoft Teams so make sure you have your password details to hand. Please contact me if you cannot remember them.

Reading

Children should read for at least 20 minutes per day and with an adult.  We are asking our parents to record your child’s progress in their reading log each day.  Knowing how important reading is for all our children we are continuing with our reading rewards scheme – with your help. 

  • The reading week will run from a Thursday to the following Wednesday
  • Please take a photograph of the reading log showing these days so that we can keep a record of the number of reads achieved over that period of time.
  • Using your Microsoft Teams email address, send in the photograph of the reading record at the same time you submit your child’s homework.
  • Reading certificates will be handed out on a Friday as part of our class Celebration Assembly.
  • Muntjac children will be allocated reading books, but once they are finished, the books will be quarantined in school for 72 hours, ready to be re – lent to another pupil.

Maths

The children will be given a variety of online activities, games, practical activities and worksheets to reinforce their learning. (via email).  We are also returning to TT Rockstars for our times tables practice and challenges. In addition we would like to recommend two particularly helpful and fun websites to use at home:

https://www.mathsisfun.com/  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39

Writing

Children are expected to complete activities independently after a discussion about what they need to achieve.  As well as spelling all High Frequency words correctly, we do like the children to challenge themselves to use ‘higher level vocabulary’ which has been used within class or words they have identified through reading.  We have posted a High Frequency words word mat on our class page on the website for you to use at home to help with your child’s writing.

Spellings

Pupils will be set weekly spellings and these will be practised throughout the week in school to ensure they are spelling them correctly. These will then be tested on a Thursday.  We will continue to use the No Nonsense spelling scheme to teach our children the rules, conventions and patterns of spelling and we  have posted a helpful spelling strategies word map on our class page on the website for you to use at home.

Topic

Occasionally topic homework will be sent home which will incorporate a variety of the children’s skills. As a result of this, the children will be given extra time. Further information will follow in due course.

P.E

As another measure to combat COVID-19, pupils are expected to wear PE kit to school on Fridays instead of school uniform. The policy is red shorts or tracksuit bottoms, white or red plain t. shirt (or with school emblem) and trainers. Because PE will be outside, the pupils will also need a plain red sweatshirt or school hoodie as well. Our PE sessions will be run by Innov8 this year

Bottles

Children are allowed to bring bottles to school (please also ensure they are labelled).  During the day the children should only have water. Any fresh juices should only be consumed with lunch time food.

Final notes

We are in challenging times at the moment, so many routines have been altered to help end the pandemic we currently find ourselves in. Therefore, the pupils need to bring as little as possible because it will be stored under their table with them all day. This means small lunch boxes, no pencil cases, no bags and their coats will be stored on the back of the pupils chairs. If your child has a pair of wellies or shoes which would be acceptable to get muddy, can they bring them in to wear at break times please? These can then be stored on the welly trolley. This is because we have been delegated a portion of the school field for breaks and lunches and therefore, it is going to get muddy at times., and therefore we can ensure they are outside as much as the weather will allow us!

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Thank you in advance for your support

Kindest regards

Miss Black and Mrs Hicks

Muntjac Word Mat


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