Teacher: Mrs. N Talbott.
Teaching Assistant: Mrs. C Hawley
Welcome to Wheathill Class, located in Milborne Port Primary School’s brand-new classroom! The exciting building development over summer has now been completed and we are thrilled to have developed the Key Stage 2 block to move to single form entry across our school.
Please find below a link to the yearly curriculum overview for Wheathill Class and the detailed curriculum focus for Autumn term from September until December.
Open door policy
We have an open door policy before and after school should you wish to speak to me about anything relating to your child. If you would rather schedule a more private meeting, please feel free to contact the office to arrange to meet in person or schedule a call back
Pupils will need their PE kit to be kept in school, this term PE will be on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Parents must provide their own ear tape to cover earrings if these may not be removed and long hair should be tied up for health and safety.
If possible, please could you provide your child with an old, long sleeved shirt or t-shirt, which they can wear backwards to keep themselves and their uniform clean for the numerous, messy art and DT sessions I have planned! We do have school aprons, however, these do not have sleeves and paint and glue manages to get everywhere!
Our class trip has been booked for Monday 2nd December to Stonehenge. I will provide a letter with details before half term.
All uniform should be named to avoid items being lost or accidentally taken by another pupil.
Home learning information
Pupils will be provided with a homework variety pack each half term. They will be asked to select 5 tasks to complete independently at home at their own pace. These will not be reviewed weekly in order to create flexibility for families around important events outside of school. If pupils have any issues completing any task, please ensure they speak to myself of Mrs Hawley well before they are due in on the final week of each half term so we can provide support. The homework activities will be cross-curricular and relate to the program of study for the half term, providing opportunities to dig deeper into the content and hopefully appeal to your child's interests and talents. Homework tasks this year will take approximately 30-45 minutes each.
In addition to the grid, pupils will;
- be set 10 weekly spellings to learn - work set on spelling shed,
- be expected to read at home regularly (we ask at least four times per week),
- practice multiplication tables as we learn these through maths.
This year we have a school-wide focus on broadening vocabulary in English and we have now invested in some additional online packages to aid the learning of spellings. Children will be provided with an online login and weekly spelling practice will be set online using games and activities to make learning more engaging. If you feel your child has a better, more productive way offline, please feel free to continue with what works for you. Pupils have been trained on the Spelling Shed program so they can independently access their spellings from home. The week's spellings will be provided as a hard copy stuck to the classroom window. You may want to photograph these with your phone if your child prefers to learn spellings offline.
Home learning journals provide a space each week for a 'Word of the Week'. This has been developed to add a word, which your child has discovered during home reading sessions. If you discuss the word with your child and help them to find a synonym, then they are using their home reading sessions to further broaden their working vocabulary.
We look forward to another exciting and action packed year in school!
Mrs Talbott and Mrs Hawley
For useful links to home learning websites, click on the images below: