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Welcome to Dragonflies Class

Arthog – 2024/25

Looking ahead for our biennial Arthog visit, which is due to take place in the academic year 2024/25, we have found there is very limited availability at our preferred dates – with the only suitable available date being November 2024. There has also been a significant increase in the cost of this per pupil compared to previous years – which is £373 per pupils (before adding transport costs). We have been exploring further options – but have found that these are all coming up as just as much – or, in some cases, significantly more. We are going to look into how we can, as a school, help minimising the cost of this cost for yourselves.

 

Before we make our booking official, we would like to gauge the interest level of parents of current Year 4 and Year 5 parents. If you are a parent of a Year 4 or 5, we’d very much appreciate if you could fill in the following Microsoft Form: https://forms.office.com/e/aLrS7aXjvX


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Welcome to Dragonflies!

(Class Teacher’s email: dragonflies@brownclee.shropshire.sch.uk)

Our class this year is made up of 26 Year 3 & 4 children.

Our class teacher is Mrs Heath and the class is supported through the week by Miss Greenan and Miss Burton.

Our topic this term is Romans. Take a look at what we will be finding out this term below:

Useful Information

Please find further useful information below. If there is anything that you are not sure about, please do get in touch using the class e-mail address: dragonflies@brownclee.shropshire.sch.uk

P.E.

Our P.E. days during the summer term are Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Brown Clee’s active uniform enables children to easily participate in daily runs and rescheduled PE sessions where applicable. Our class running challenge this term is to run “Home from Rome”!

Coats

It is important for the children to bring  a waterproof coat into school every day. They will go outside to play and get some fresh air every morning and lunchtime whatever the weather.

Base layers

Children are also able to wear base layers (long/short sleeved sports skins, vests, t-shirts etc) underneath their uniforms on cold days. Although the heating will be on in the classrooms when the outside temperature is cold, it can still be rather cold inside as the windows will be opened frequently to allow for adequate ventilation in response to Covid19.

Bags

Children need to bring all their belongings in one bag, which will be stored in our new cubbies in the class cloakroom. They will need to bring their water bottles and reading books (and glasses if they wear them) with them to have at their tables in the classroom at the beginning of each day.

Pencil Cases

Children in KS2 are allowed to bring their own pencil cases in from home. If they prefer to use a school pencil box this will be provided. All contents will be provided by the school, but if children wish to bring some of their own things this is also fine.

Water Bottles

Please ensure that children have a water bottle with them every day. Please can bottles be plastic and have non-spill tops.

Reading

During the first week, the children will choose their new reading books, which they will then bring home each night and into school each day. They will record when they read these books (and any other home books that they read) on their reading cards (Y4) and in reading records (Y3).

In addition to reading their reading books at home they will also undertake many different activities to develop their reading skills throughout each week at school. This will include whole class reading sessions and class reader sessions.

Homework

Homework in Dragonflies is to read regularly – alongside practising spellings, times tables and number bonds. We currently use interactive online games – which are particularly effective for helping with these. Links to Times Tables Rockstars, Numbots and Spelling Shed can be found below.

Children should aim to read at home for at least 10-20 mins 5 times a week. They are encouraged to make a note of what they read on a Reading Ticket (which they can obtain from Mrs Heath). In return, they will earn the chance to win a new book in the school raffle each Thursday.

If they have finished reading their books from school, they could see what else they could find to read at home: their own books, comics, news papers etc.

Times Tables Rockstars 

Numbots

Spelling Shed

Homework Policy

Curriculum Planning

Dragonflies Detailed Curriculum Map

Dragonflies Curriculum Map

Year 3 Calculation Policy

Year 4 calculation Policy


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