Our topic this term is all about holidays! We will be looking at and exploring the world and where we can go on holiday in the UK. The children will also be learning facts about the world, using key vocabulary linked the hemispheres, co-ordinates and facts about the countries they are interested in. We will be learning about Europe in other curriculum areas too; focussing on European artists, inventors and inventing our own short adventure stories too!
For more details on this topic, please see the topic web below.
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.
Please send your child with their PE kit in a bag on Thursdays as we do PE in the afternoons.
Children may wear their PE to school on Friday.
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 Elm 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.
At Snape Wood, we believe that every child should feel proud to be a part of our school and so we have introduced PRIDE points. Each letter represents an aspect of our school values:
P - positive attitude
R - respectful
I - inquisitive
D - determination
E - empathy
We will be using Class Dojo in the classroom to record PRIDE points. Children collect points and spend them in the PRIDE point shop.
You can also follow what's happening in our classroom by signing up to our Class Dojo app. If you require a letter to see your child's Dojo progress, please let us know.
We advise that you regularly check your child's hair for head lice and treat is necessary.
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 times tables
Have fun together