ST WILFRID'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY

Milky Way 2019 - 2020

Mrs Smith

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Coleman

SEN Teaching Assistant

Mrs Adamson

SEN Teaching Assistant

Miss Turner

SEN Teaching Assistant

Dear Parents

It has been lovely to welcome the children back after the summer holidays and to hear their news.

We would like to give you a brief outline of what your child will be learning during this Half Term in the Milky Way so that it will help you to support your child at home.

Reading

Please encourage your child to read to you each night from a variety of books such as stories, information books and poetry. In Year 3/ 4 please hear them read each day and sign their reading diary. For Y5/6 please hear your child read at least twice a week and sign their diary. As well as checking the accuracy of their reading please discuss the text with questions such as “What may happen next?”, “Whose your favourite character and why?”, “Why do you think the character reacted in that way?”, “Where is the story set and is the description of it good and why?”, “Did you enjoy the book and why?”

Homework

English

Homework will be given out on a Wednesday and is due back on a Monday morning or before if completed. The content will vary between discussion tasks, information gathering, writing, spellings, punctuation and grammar exercises. It should take 15/20 minutes in Yrs 3/4and 30 minutes in 5/6. The topics will reinforce the lessons so it is imperative that it is completed and presented to the best of your child’s ability. Any concerns about homework can be recorded on the sheet/child’s diary/ by phone.

Maths

Homework will be given out on a Wednesday and is due back on a Monday morning or before if completed. The content will vary between practical tasks and worksheets. It should take 15/20 minutes in Yrs 3/4 and 30 minutes in 5/6. The topics will reinforce the lessons so it is imperative that it is completed and presented to the best of your child’s ability. Any concerns about homework can be recorded on the sheet/child’s diary/ by phone.

English Topic

To begin the year the children will be learning “ All About Me” focusing on themselves what do they look like, their personality, where they live etc and enjoying learning about others and how we are all different. This will include life skills such as learning to say and write their address and home telephone number. We will study and make Information Booklets about Hartford and Northwich to learn about their history, where they are on a map and include trips to see how they compare to their favourite places.

We will then go on to learn about friendship and rules using texts such as The Rainbow Fish, Mr Big and Only One You and finish the Half Term learning about poetry focusing on Autumn.

Maths Topic

We will focus on Place Value and Number this Half Term.

The children will learn how the value of a digit is determined by its position in the number (thousands, hundreds, tens, ones), to skip count to and from 0 or any given number in (2s, 3s, 5s, 10s, 50s) and to read and write numbers to a 20/30/100/1000 thousand. So please reinforce these topics at home .There are lots of word friendly websites to explain this topic and ICT games available.

PSHE

Each week your child will complete a variety of tasks working on memory, meditation, team work, yoga to build their self esteem and resilience. Our particular topic this Half Term will be friendship incorporating respect, good listening, understanding, equality and fairness.

How you can help at home?

Please ensure your child has a clear routine at home on school nights and advise the MW staff of any issues which may affect your child in school on any day so that we can accommodate any difficulties.

Please keep us advised of appointments as far as possible in advance.

Please support your child at Share the Learning sessions in school and their class assemblies as they are very proud of the work they achieve.

 

Many thanks

Jane Bradley – SENCo

Tracey Smith – Milky Way Teacher

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Contact Us

St Wilfrid's Primary School


Greenbank Lane, Hartford

Northwich, Cheshire

CW8 1JW


Tel: 01606 288022

Email: admin@st-wilfrids.cheshire.sch.uk