Fox (Year 5/6)

Teaching

Mrs Lisle will be teaching Fox Class on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Mrs Stevens will be teaching on a Thursday and Friday. Miss Dixon, our class TA will be supporting the learning across the week in the morning and running our Forest School in the afternoons.


What do I need to bring to school everyday?

You will need:

  • A named lunchbox and water bottle
  • A healthy snack for playtime
  • A waterproof coat when the weather turns!
  • Reading books and Reading Record
  • A positive attitude!

Behaviour

We have high expectations of behaviour at New Close. Everything we do is centred around our six values:

Aspire, Positivity, Pride, Resilience, Respect and Responsibility. 

We reward good behaviour with house points, great to be green stickers, going for gold as well as star of the week.

When children do not follow these expectations they will receive consequences. These consequences (known as stages) are outlined in our Good Behaviour Policy. 

PE kits

We are continuing to ask children to wear their full PE kits to school on the days when they have PE. This year PE is on a Wednesday.PE kit is:

  • Red t shirt
  • Black shorts/tracksuit bottoms/PE skirt
  • Trainers
  • School jumper/cardigan. No hoodies please

It is important that the children have the correct kit as they will be wearing this as their uniform for the day.

Forest School

We will inform you about when this is going to start. They must bring the correct kit to school to change into. This is old clothes -long sleeved top, long sleeved bottoms and welly boots/old trainers, waterproof coat. Children without the correct kit may not be able to participate in forest school activities.

Swimming

On Mondays, starting from 12th September we will also be swimming. Children need to bring to school in a bag their swim kit, goggles and towel. There will be no charge for swimming lessons as this is built within our curriculum provision.

Homework

Homework is: reading, learning tables and either a literacy or numeracy task. Homework is designed to support your child’s learning and help them to revisit skills taught in class. We aim to keep these tasks as simple as possible but children will benefit from some support at home to complete these tasks. All homework will be set on a Friday and should be handed in the following Wednesday. Children will receive house points for working hard on all aspects of their homework. For those who do not return their homework, they will be required to attend a homework catch up session on Wednesday lunchtime.

Reading Expectations

Children will either come home with a progress school book or (as a free reader) have a book for pleasure.

The children will need to have their reading book in school every day along with their Reading Record book.

The expectation is that they read at home six times per week and note the pages they have read in their reading record. This will be checked regularly throughout the week and every Friday. We expect at least one comment about their book per week.

Reading Races

We are continuing with reading races, encouraging children to read at home for pleasure. Your child will bring home their first reading race when they get their new book. Every time your child reads at home they can colour a spot and complete activities at key points. Completed reading races should be returned to school and children will receive a reward.

Spellings

At New Close we use the scheme called spelling shed. Instead of spellings coming home and tested each week the children will practice their spellings in school and there will be online test style games for them to practise using their spellings. There will often be a spelling related homework activity to support their learning.

Times Tables

Your child may be asked to practice set times tables or mixed tables to support their fluency in Maths. They are also expected to play TTRS – Times Table Rock Stars – online regularly. Let’s see who can become a TTRS Rock Legend!

Year 6 Parents- Secondary School Application

All parents must make an application for a secondary school place, whichever school you wish your child to attend. This must be made through the local authority by the 31st October. Apply online at:  www.wiltshire.gov.uk  

No Nut School

A reminder that we are a no nut school. We have several children in school this year who are severely allergic to nuts. Please ensure that any food items coming into school have no nuts or nut products in them. We appreciate your support in this matter.

 


Adults in Fox Class

Class teachers
Mrs Lisle (Mon - Wed) - ll@newclose.wilts.sch.uk
Mrs Stevens (Thur- Fri) - es@newclose.wilts.sch.uk

Teaching Assistants
Miss Dixon