St patrick's Class
Class Teacher: Mrs K Bayliss
Other Members of Staff:
Mrs S Firth
Ms M Chappell
Mrs K Stevenson
Mrs J O'Neill
Current Topic: Dinosaur Planet
-Storm, crash, RRRAGH! Watch out everyone - the dinosaurs are on the prowl!
-They are rampaging across the dusty earth, swishing their enormous tails and baring their fearsome teeth...
-Let's explore the dinosaur planet. Imagine you are a palaeontologist (that's a scientist who studies bones and fossils). Dig deep and discover dazzling dinosaur facts.
Formal homework will be set on a Friday and needs to be completed and handed in by the following Wednesday. If your child is not at school or can’t find their homework book, the homework is published on the school website each week. Please feel free to come and talk to me if you have any questions or concerns regarding homework.
Presentation is very important. All homework should be neatly presented and handwriting should always be joined. Practise at home if possible.
Creative homework – There will also be an optional creative homework list that your child may like to complete. This is a good opportunity for children to work with their grown-ups and get creative. Children can complete more than one task if they wish and will be rewarded in class for their efforts.
Please see the creative homework grid below.
Where possible, children should read with an adult every night. It is advised that children read the same book at least twice in order to develop word recognition and fluency. Also, questioning children about the story is instrumental to developing their comprehension skills.
Books will be changed on a Wednesday and Friday but should be brought to school every day along with their school diary. Don’t forget to sign your child’s school diary each time they have read at home. We give out certificates in assembly for every 25 times they read. This also contributes to our Golden Promises incentive.
Bug club and My Maths
Your child will have a personal log in to access spelling/grammar activities and online books set for them on Bug Club and also maths activities on My Maths. Occasionally this may be set as part of their formal homework.
Weekly spellings will be set on a Friday, to be tested the following Friday. Please support your child in learning these spellings. Please ask if you have and concerns or questions regarding spelling, such as strategies to help you child learn their spellings.
High Frequency Words
High frequency words are common words found in books that need to be learnt by sight, rather than sounded-out. Your child will be given 3 words at a time to learn at home. You should try to play games with them to make it fun, such as snap, bingo or even a word hunt. Once your child is secure with 3 words, they will be given another 3. Your child will continue from the progress they made in F2/Y1.
- PE will be every Monday. We are very fortunate to have Doncaster Rovers coming in to teach football. It is advised that PE kits are brought to school every Monday and taken home on a Friday as PE sessions may change occasionally.
- School diaries must be brought into school every day.
- Important dates and further information about what is going on in school and in your child’s class can be found on the weekly newsletter. Please take the time to read it each week. If our child is ill or it is misplaced it is published on our school website every week. http://www.sjst.co.uk/sjst-news/newsletters
National Space Museum, Leicester December 2014
St Patrick and St Andrew's Baptism Experience
(With special thanks to Fr Norman)
St Patrick's Smartie the penguin song (ICT)
Dinostar - The Dinosaur Experience March 2015
The National Railway Museum November 2015