Welcome to Kennedy Class!
We have 27 wonderful students this year, with the support of four lovely TA's throughout the week! Mrs. Webb and Mrs. Edmonds support Kennedy Class in the mornings (Mrs. Webb is with us Monday-Thursday). In the afternoon, we have Mrs. Williams supporting our class and on Fridays all day is Mrs. Godfrey. We are so lucky to have such wonderful support!
I am sure there may be questions that will arise throughout the school year and I strongly believe in parent communication. There is a parent communication book in front of my classroom (Class 2) that you may leave any comments or concerns in. You may also speak to me first thing in the morning or after school, or email the office and they will forward your letter to me and I will respond as quickly as I can. I will be happy to speak with you, as communication is key to your child's success.
I have high expectations for all students, with an "above and beyond" attitude. I know you will be surprised by the growth you will notice in your child throughout the school year. To create an exceptional student, it takes the home and the school. Please be a part of your child's education as much as you can. Ask questions about their day and what they learned in class (if they say nothing, they are lying!) :) Be a part of their homework assignments. Being involved is the best you can do! Thank you for all of your support and I am so proud of your children!! I love their hugs, smiles and brilliant attitude towards their school work.
Math Fact Masters for 13 January
Way to Go!! On to the next level...
Luke A., Leo, Scarlett, Grace, Sam, Emilia, Jack W., Emily
Super Spellers for 13 January
100% Way to GO!!!
Luke G, Arun, Ted, Jamie, Freya W., Emily, Scarlett, Grace, Oscar, Harry, Gwilym
8.50-10.20 Language Arts (Spelling, Phonics, Daily Language and Math Quick Review, Literacy, Big Write)
10.20-10.35 Assembly Monday-Thursday (Fridays assembly is from 2.50-3.15)
10.35–10:50 Break 10.50-11 Snack/Story
2.00-3.15 Break/Snack, Computing/PE/PSHE/Spanish
Homework is useful in reinforcing what has been learned in class, helps teach responsibility and also develops positive study habits in students. I assign homework weekly. It will be given on Monday and is due Friday. It is very simple, consisting of spelling and very basic maths facts. I expect students to do their best job on homework and that homework is neat. Please remind your child to use connective cursive. If your child is having difficulty please let me know about it. By working together, I am sure that we can make this a positive experience for your child. Thank you for your support!
Guy Fawkes, broomsticks, tree cookies and lanterns
Forest School has been a hive of activity over the last few weeks. We started off by making a Guy for the village bonfire. We gathered leaves and straw and spent a long time stuffing some old clothes that Mr Atkins had given us. Those that attended the village bonfire on Friday 4th November will have seen him go up in smoke!
The children have also worked together to make besoms for Halloween...or Nimbus 2000's and Firebolts as the children liked to call them! It took a lot of time for them to gather the right sticks and then tie them around a branch - but those that wanted to, did it!
Some of the girls made a bow with Mr Roberts this week - and then went off to practise their archery skills; they had a great time.
Meanwhile, a few children chose to use the bow saw and rotary drill to make poppy 'tree cookies' to hang with homemade lanterns on our remembrance tree.
The weeks have been whizzing by with some children making and creating whilst others have been using their imaginations and playing some fantastic games with dens made in trees!