Hello and welcome to Class 5 also known as the Rain Forest Rangers!!!
In order to make sure all of our rangers are on top form there are a few things that we need to remember to do each week.
Keeping fit and healthy is super important for when we go on our long journeys through the rain forest so we need to make sure that we remember to bring our PE kits to school for PE lessons on Monday and Friday. If you are unsure on what items your child needs please don't hesitate to ask.
You can help your Rain Forest Ranger at home by ensuring they complete their weekly homework challenge. All homework will be explained to your child prior to going home and will always be something that they have previously done in class. Homework is to be returned to school every Thursday ready for the next challenge to be given out on the Friday. Children can return it as soon as it is done, but we do ask that it is in by the Thursday of the following week, so that we have a chance to mark it!
Spellings! Please note that your child's spelling homework relates to specific National Curriculum statutory requirements, and for your information we are now copying the statement from this document onto the top of the spelling list, so that you are aware of what your children are learning! We hope you find it as interesting as the children and I do!
Reading: In Class 5 we invite the children to take 2 reading books home at a time. Each day we offer the children the opportunity to change their books, provided that both have been read with an adult. We do ask that you sign and date your child's reading record so that we know where they are up to, and we welcome your comments about how your child has done! We award house points for those readers who achieve at least 3 x signed homework reading sessions in a week, and more than that is more house points!
We have such an exciting timetable that we try to stick to as much as we can, however sometimes our adventures may end up taking longer than planned. Let’s face it you just never know when a tiger encounter may take us by surprise or we are lucky enough to find some treasure buried deep in the heart of the jungle. Baring this in mind we do sometimes have to change our timetable at a moment’s notice.
If you need anything or have any questions please remember that I am only a phone call away. I'm looking forward to finding out what treasures and adventures our Rain Forest Rangers discover this year.