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Parent View - Give Ofsted your view on your child's school

Harmonious Hubbles

Curriculum Letter - Autumn 2016


Welcome back!

The children worked incredibly hard during the first half term of year 4/5 and have settled in well.  We have been working on managing our distractions and following instructions straight away.  All the children will agree that we worked incredibly hard to achieve these targets, which was demonstrated by earning our class treat just before the holidays!  


This half term, as well as the usual curriculum, we will be focusing on 'Learning to Learn.'  We will be encouraging the children to be resilient learners.


Resilience is:

being ready, willing and able to lock into learning—knowing how to work through difficulties when the pressure mounts or the going gets tough. 

Your resilience is made up of...

  • Absorption
  • Managing Distractions
  • Noticing
  • Perseverance

Please encourage your children to be resilient learners by using the above vocabulary at home (where possible!) and reiterating the message we are giving at school which is ...'mistakes are okay!  If we don't ever make a mistake we are not learning anything new.'


Important dates/days:

Homework - Maths homework will be set each Friday and can be found by logging on to...

Homework needs to be completed by the following Friday. 

Grammar - Homework will be set every 2 weeks on a Friday and can also be found on the above website.

Spellings - These will be sent out on Friday.  The spelling test will take place on the following Friday afternoon.  

PE -  PE will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Please ensure that your child brings their PE kit to school on a Monday and leaves it in school until Friday.  This will ensure that they have it for both sessions each week and they will be prepared if we have any special events.  They will need both indoor and outdoor kit, including appropriate footwear. 

Reading - All children are expected to read to an adult on a daily basis. This will aid their development of decoding, comprehension and expand their vocabulary.  Each child has been given a reading record so that you can write a short note each time your child reads at home.  This will also be completed when your child has read with an adult at school.  Children are able to change their books as frequently as needed.


Thank you for your continued support.


Mrs Telford

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