Welcome to Quinn's Quackers Class Page!
Class Teacher: Miss Quinn
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Pinder
PPA Cover and Interventions: Mrs Bentley
Year Groups: 5 and 6
PE: Hedgehog's PE days are Monday and Tuesday
Please ensure that your child has the correct PE kit. This is a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps. All items of their PE kit should be clearly labelled with your child's name. Your child can wear their school jumper over their white t-shirt and when the colder weather arrives, dark coloured jogging bottoms (navy, black or grey) will be acceptable. Children may either wear their school shoes and bring their pumps with them or wear trainers. Earrings must be removed for PE lessons.
Weekly Spellings: Spellings will be sent home every Friday and children will be tested at the end of the week, on the following Friday. Children will bring home their usual, yellow spelling book and this is to be returned to school each week. Please encourage your child to learn their spellings each week and practise their words in their spelling grid as well as writing each word in a detailed. Spellings/sentences that are not completed or handed in on time will be completed in Golden Time.
Homework: Homework will be set on a Wednesday and must be completed by the following Monday. This allows the child time to do their homework and also gives them the opportunity to ask for help if they find it difficult. Homework will always relate to work that has been taught in class. Children can also attend Homework Club in my classroom every Monday lunchtime from 12.30 until 1pm. Children who do not complete homework will be expected to complete it in homework club or Golden time if the homework takes them a longer amount of time.
Home Readers: In our class, children have the responsibility and freedom to change their 'home reader' as and when they wish to do so. All that we ask of the children is that this is done on a regular basis and this will be monitored by staff in class. Please sign your child's Home Reading Record when your child has finished reading their book. We will then know that you are happy for them to change their book. Children will be allowed to choose their own reading books, suited to their interests and reading ability. There will be a wide range of genres for children to choose from so there really is something to suit everyone! Children will be awarded certificates for every reading milestone that is met. Reading is a very important skill for children to develop and has many benefits so please try to encourage your child to read for around 15 minutes each day, or as much as possible. I am aware that some children may wish to change their book more than once a week. When this is the case, children will be guided to Seesaw, Purple Mash or Oxford Owls. Using these platforms, children can further their reading and reading will be supplemented by a variety of supporting activities. Please note that children who do not read at least twice a week at home will be expected to read during break times.
The work to be covered across all curriculum areas can be found on our class page using the curriculum map tab.
I hope that these links are of some use to you all. Thank you for your continued support. If you need anything at all, please don't hesitate to contact me either on SeeSaw or by ringing the school office.