Welcome to Pine class
Hello and welcome to our class page.
On our page you will find lots of information about our learning, important notices and details of the children's achievements.
Class Teacher: Mr Clarke
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Koulouri
We are very excited to see you all and we can't wait to get back to having fun and enjoy lots of great learning!
School may be a little different but try not to worry as we will help you all settle in.
Pine Class will start school at 8:45am and you will enter school at the gate on Aspen Road.
Before you enter the classroom, we will all be washing our hands in our new sinks.
Pine Class finish school at 3:05pm and you will be picked up at the gate on Aspen Road.
We politely ask adults to make sure you are stood on the school side of the road and not across the road as this causes a concern with road safety.
Teachers and TA's are unable to talk to parents at the gate at the start or end of the day. If you need to discuss any issues, please make an appointment at the school office.
This term our topic is The Great Fire of London. We started our topic by asking the children what they wanted to know about the topic and they came up with some great questions, such as;
Who started the fire?
How long did the fire burn?
Did anyone die?
Why was the fire so big?
How did the fire get put out.
We are planning to make our own houses to create London as it was in 1666 and later in the topic we are planning to set them alight ( in a safe and controlled way) to show the children how quickly the fire spread and why.
Details of our homework can be found here on our class page (click on the pine leaf below). We will also send a homework letter home with the children.
We are really looking forward to seeing what the children create for their homework. This year, you can see the children's amazing homework in our homework gallery section.
If your child wears earrings, please remove these on a PE day. This is to ensure your child's safety whilst taking part in our PE lessons.
Tuesday: Children will be having a short PE session and will just need trainers for this session.
Friday: Children will be having a PE session that requires them to wear a PE kit. During the COVID-19 restrictions children will not be getting changed for PE in school. Instead we ask that your child arrives in school wearing their PE kit and they will stay in the kit all day. Therefore, there is no need to send in their uniform to change into. PE will often take place outside. In the colder months it would be helpful to send your child in jogging bottoms and/or leggings and a hoodie.
Please can all children bring a drinking bottle with water (no juice) into school everyday. Please put your child's name on their bottle. Due to COVID-19 restrictions we will not be providing cups or bottles for the children.
Reading is really important at Snape Wood. We want all children to become confident readers, who enjoy reading for pleasure.
To support your child, please could you read with them at least 3 times a week. Please record your child's reading in their reading diary. Reading diaries will be checked daily so please send them in every day.
Pride points will be awarded to children that read at home.
In Pine class we love to celebrate your child's achievements. We do this in lots of ways, including;
At Snape Wood, children are awarded Snape Wood Pride Points. Children exchange their points for prizes in our Pride Points shop.
Children will be awarded points for the following;
In Pine class we will continue to use Class Dojo to keep you up to date with our learning. We are also recording your child's Pride points on Class Dojo so parents and carers can see individual achievements.
We advise that you regularly check your child's hair for head lice and treat if necessary.
In Pine class, we follow the behaviour traffic light system. All children start the day on green. If a child breaks one of our school rules, they are given a reminder and asked to change their behaviour. If the child does not correct their behaviour, we move the child's name to orange. If there is still no improvement, the child's name is moved to red.
Children are given the opportunity to move up the traffic light system at every stage and we encourage children to work their way back up to green. If a child is on red and their behaviour does not improve they are sent for timeout in another classroom.
Red Cards are sent home if a child is on red at the end of the day (because they have not worked off red) or if they display extreme behaviour. If your child brings home a red card, please take this opportunity to talk to your child about their behaviour. Please sign and return the card.
Green Cards are sent home on a Friday to children that have displayed positive behaviour and finished the week without getting a red card. It is an opportunity for both school and parents to celebrate positive behaviour. The children really enjoy receiving green cards and look froward to bringing them home. If you sign and return the cards, children are entered into a prize draw on Monday.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, children will not be sent to another classroom. They will remain in their bubble.
Your child will bring home letters, newsletters, homework and spellings throughout the year. If you need another copy of any of our letters, please let us know. If your child is off sick, we will put their letters in their tray ready for their return to school.
Please put your child's name on all of their uniform, including jumpers and cardigans.
Reading diaries and books should be in school everyday.
Children should not bring toys into school as they may get damaged or lost.
Read together everyday
Spend time talking about what your child is learning at school
Help your child to learn their weekly spellings
Practice 2, 5, 10 times tables
Play phonics games
Practice writing and ordering numbers
Have fun together
If you have any questions or concerns about your child, please make an appointment at the office.
Due to confidentiality, we are unable to speak to parents in public areas.
Thank you for your support