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Autumn Term 2021

Dear Parents and Carers, 

 

Welcome to a new academic year!  The children have had a positive start to the year and have settled well into Hawks.  

 

Please find attached to this letter your child’s exciting learning linked to our Autumn Term theme: World Wars 1 and 2. I have also included an overview of the subjects that cannot be taught through the theme including maths and science.   As you will see from the plans, we are looking forward to inviting you to share in the children’s learning including a Remembrance Service at Lydbrook Church and a VE Day style end of unit celebration of the children’s learning. These events will depend on Covid restrictions in place at the time, but we are hopeful that they will be able to take place. More information will be sent out to you closer to the planned events. 

 

How can you support your child’s learning?

Each week your child will have the following maths and reading homework to complete: 

 

  • Maths homework will continue to be linked to MyMaths. MyMaths has tutorials linked to the homework given as well as fun games to practise mathematical skills. MyMaths is set every Friday and is due on the following Thursday. Please encourage your child to complete their homework.  The children will be able to mark their homework straight away; if your child has scored below 70% they are required to try again.

 

  • Please encourage your child to read regularly at home (at least four times per week) and sign their Home-School Contact Book to acknowledge this (these books are checked by an adult every Monday. Children who have not had their record signed at least four times will miss part of their lunchtime to read in the classroom.If your child reads from our school scheme, their four reads must be from this school book and preferably they should be reading aloud to an adult at home as this will support their fluency. To support children in their love of reading, they can also choose books from school, home, the library or their online Bug Club account to enjoy.

 

Maths Passports:

If your child has a Maths Passport target, it is imperative that they practise their targets at home as these mental maths skills will support them with all areas of maths in school and for their transition to secondary school. Targets, guidance sheets and links to online games can be found on the school website. Please note that we aim for children to know all of their times tables to 12x12 by the end of Year 4, and to have completed the last of the Maths Passports, Atlantis, by the end of Year 5. 

 

Staff in Hawks

Hawks’ Teaching Assistant, Mrs Clark, will be supporting the children with their learning this year. 

Mr Bowkett will be teaching Hawks PE and Computing during my PPA release time on Tuesday afternoons. As Key Stage 2 Phase Leader, I will not be in the classroom every Monday; we look forward to welcoming Miss Mundan who I will be working closely with to plan the children’s learning. 

 

Books needed! 

Our book shelf is always in need of new and exciting fiction and non-fiction books to enthuse the children. If your child has finished a book from home and would like to donate it to our reading area it will be gratefully received! 

 

Finally, if you ever have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via email, hawks@lydbrook.gloucs.sch.uk, or by phoning the school. 

 

Best wishes,

Mrs Hughes

Timetable of key information: 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday 

Miss Mundan teaching in Hawks.  

 

Reading records checked for at least four signed reading entries. 

PE Day (alternating between swimming and football in the Autumn Term) PE kits to be worn into school please.  

 

Deadline for 

MyMaths homework.

MyMaths homework set. 

 

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