Class Pages

Mathletics

This is the link to get onto the mathletics site for our numeracy homework-

https://community.mathletics.com/signin/#/student

Keep an eye out for new and exciting activities  and challenges to be competed!

Welcome to Year 5/6

Dear parents, carers and children,

We have had a great start to the Autumn term and the children have settled in really well. Our topic is ‘Alchemy Island’ and we have been exploring the map using co-ordinates and finding out interesting facts about gold among other interesting enterprises! We’ve been reading a variety of books as a class, including ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ and ‘The Arrival’. Using these stories, we have produced some lovely, imaginative and descriptive writing and created our very own portals that lead to different dimensions!

Here are a few reminders for the year ahead:

Times tables, spellings and weekly reads will be checked on a Friday

Times Table test (Children know which table they are on and need to spend time learning these every week). Having good knowledge of their times tables helps in many areas of the maths curriculum so please ensure that they are practising them regularly.

Spelling test (children need to spend time learning these every week). The children have a spellings booklet that has the half term spellings.

We are encouraging the children to read a minimum of three times each week at home and we will check they have achieved this (please make sure your child has their reading diary in school every day and you have signed the diary to prove your child has read three times).

All week – PE kits should be brought into school on the first day of the half term and remain in school until the end of that term. It is a legal requirement that children participate in all PE lessons and for hygienic reasons they must change into clothing that is suitable. Their PE kit needs to include plimsolls, outdoor trainers, shorts, t-shirt and suitable warm clothing for outdoor games.

Online support

Mathletics (www.mathletics.co.uk) is an excellent website that school has subscribed to and we would like to encourage children to use this on a regular basis. Each child has their own individual log in that can be provided by the class teacher. We will be setting homework on mathletics.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button – Hit the Button is great for practising times tables and working on speed!

 

Please check the school website (http://hillocks.notts.sch.uk/) for updates and information during the school year.

Information is also posted on OurSchoolApp which can be downloaded via the App store.

 

Mr Gascoyne and Mr Williamson

F1 Harvest Festival Celebrations

As part of our Harvest Festival celebrations, we would like to invite you to our ‘Soup and a roll’ morning or afternoon on Wednesday 24th October.

The morning celebration will start at 11am.  The afternoon celebration will start at 2.45pm.

The children would like to perform our Little Red Hen story for you.  We will be making bread rolls and vegetable soup, which we hope you will enjoy with your child.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 24th October.

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Mathletics

This is the link to get onto the mathletics site for our numeracy homework-

https://community.mathletics.com/signin/#/student

Keep an eye out for new and exciting activities  and challenges to be competed!

Welcome to Year 5DH

Dear Parents, Carers and children,

The term has already got off to a wonderful start and Class 5 are settling into their new year group brilliantly.

Thank you to all who managed to come and see me at the parents’ meeting on the 12th. For those of you unable to make it, everything that was covered should be included here. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to come and speak to me after school.

I teach on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Currently, Thursdays and Fridays are covered by Mr Goddard. Our class TA is Katie Carter.

The children will be having Forest Schools on Tuesday afternoons. This will take place in all weathers, so can children please ensure they have warm clothes, waterproofs and wellies in school every Tuesday.

Our regular PE slot is currently on Fridays, but we may do PE at other times throughout the week. Can children ensure their PE kit comes into school on a Monday and goes home to be washed on a Friday.

PE will be outdoors as much as we can manage, so kit needs to be appropriate for cooler weather – joggers, a warm jacket, and hat and gloves are ideal.

We will no longer be setting weekly homework for English and Maths, though we may send work home occasionally to support what we are doing in class.

It is expected that children are reading at home every day – this does not have to be a school book, and it includes being read to by an adult or older sibling. We’d appreciate if any reading could be recorded in their reading diary.

Spellings and times tables will still be tested on a weekly basis. We will practise as much as we can during school time. Children will be tested on Thursdays, and new spellings will be sent out on either Thursdays or Fridays.

Thank you all for sending your children in uniform and working hard to make sure they are in school on time. We really appreciate your support with this.

Kind regards,

Donna Holloway

Welcome to Year 1-2KM

Welcome back after the summer holidays.

Please find below our curriculum overview for this half term!

Curriculum Overview A1

Welcome to Year 1-2 RS

Welcome back after the summer holidays.

Please find below our curriculum overview for this half term!

Curriculum Overview A1

Reading in Class Year 1 and 2

Until the middle of October we will carry on reading with your child on a 1:1 basis, weekly or fortnightly, and will change their books at this time.

We will let you know when we change to the Read write Inc system.

Thank you.

Memory Munch Picnic!

Thank you to everyone who joined our children for our ‘Memory Munch Picnic’! We all had lots of fun sharing our memories and making new ones together! Here our some of our favourite moments…

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Marvelous Music!

In Year 2 RG this term we are all having class music lessons. We will be learning how to play a variety of percussion instruments and creating our own class percussion ensemble! Today we had lots of fun creating rhythms together using the djembes. Keep an eye out for details of our class concert later on in the term… CIMG7802CIMG7809 CIMG7817