Welcome to Oak Class
I am Miss Holgate and I have the pleasure of teaching Oak class this year. The class is supported by Mrs Hardy, who is a very experienced teaching assistant and with us every morning. We will also have additional support from Mrs Fairchild and Mrs Muchlinski . We have an open door policy, so if you have any queries or concerns, please do come in and speak to myself or Mrs Hardy.
Below are some of the routines and expectations which have already been established in our class.
All children are encouraged to be independent and responsible for their belongings and their work. Oak Class have their own cloakroom which is located in the entrance to the library mobile. The children can keep their coats, bags and their other belongings in this area. We have already started to brighten up this space with work and pictures. I expect the Oak children to keep this area as tidy as they can.
Oak children are required to have their games/PE kit in school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays as these are the days when they are timetabled for these activities. The children are encouraged to change and put their clothes in their bags so as to minimise the chance of misplacing them.
Your child will be expected to complete homework each week. This homework will be set during the week, and handed out on a Thursday or Friday, and it will need to be given in on the following Tuesday (or Wednesday, if it’s been given out on Friday). If your child is experiencing any problems with their work, then this will give them ample time to ask me or Mrs Hardy to go through it with them. I will be running a ‘homework club’ for Oak pupils on a Monday lunchtime to support them if needed.
Please encourage your child to read at home every night to help their literacy skills develop. To support you with this we have a reading challenge reward display in class. To move forward in this challenge pupils need to read every day in one week and have read a minimum of twice to an adult, these need to be written in the reading record. Mrs Hardy will check reading records every week. When your child completes the reading challenge they will win a raffle ticket for the end of term draw.
I will send home a booklet with all of the spellings your child needs to know by the end of year 6. This book is for pupils to work through at home. Pupils will be tested on a range of words from the booklet throughout the year.
At the beginning of the year we worked together to write our class charter and we work hard to follow our charter and show our values.
Miss Hannah Holgate