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Last day of term for children is this Thursday 22 October - Staff Training day on Friday 23 October. Have a wonderful half term and see you all back on Monday 2 November.
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Llama Class News

Can you believe that we have been back for just over four weeks?  The children have settled back into school, and are working hard.  It is also lovely to see how much they are enjoying playing with their friends again.  

We have enjoyed reading two stories about Mrs Armitage, and have created our own unique Mrs Armitage story, too.  We have also enjoyed painting some Mrs Armitage pictures. 

 

 

Last week, we started writing facts about animals, and we are going to use these to make our own animal fact files this week.

 

In our maths lessons, we have been practising adding and subtracting using number lines and 100-squares.  We have also been using money to find change and to reduce prices.  This week, we are doing some measuring, and we used decimetre strips to measure items in the classroom.  The children really enjoyed this practical activity. 

Here is some useful information about Llama Class.  Throughout the year, I will add news and information which will give you an insight into your child's learning.  Please check this page regularly for updates. 

 

Llama Class

        Class teacher:  Mrs Parker-Gorman

        Teaching assistant: Mrs Rivers

        Learning support assistant: Miss Bailey

 

For at least the duration of Term 1, we will not be using class contact books or home reading logs.  However, your child will be bringing a reading book home to enable you to help your child practice their reading.  Please keep the book at home until your child requires a new book.  It is important to note that your child will benefit from reading their book more than once, so please don't feel you need to have a new book each day.  When your child brings their book back to school, they will be asked to place the book in a box, and a new book will be given to them to bring home.  Books returning to school will be quarantined for 3 days, before being reintroduced to the book stock.

 

Homework

The most important way you can support your child's learning, is to talk to your child about their school work, and to encourage a love of reading.  Please help your child to read their reading book, but also continue to share favourite stories at home.  We will also be sending home some spelling and handwriting practice.  Worksheets sent home are for your child to use at home.  Please do not send them back into school.  For at least the first term, we will not be sending home a homework book.

 

P.E

Llama class will have P.E on Wednesday afternoon.  We request that your child comes to school on this day, in their P.E clothes.  For at least the duration of Term 1, we will be doing P.E outside, not in the hall.  Therefore, it is recommended that your child wears a tracksuit or similar clothing over, or instead of, their shorts and t-shirt.  Suitable footwear is most important for P.E on the playground.  Trainers are preferable.  If the weather is particularly wet, then P.E will not take place outside and alternative exercise may take place in the classroom.

 

Start and End of the Day

Your child is welcome to come straight into class at the beginning of the day, from 8:40 am.  At the end of the afternoon, the children will be collected from the playground area (Fire exit door) at 3:05 pm.

 

Contact

The best way to contact me if you wish to pass on a message, or if you have any questions or concerns, is through the class email:

 

llama@whitfield.kent.sch.uk

 

I will aim to answer your email as quickly as possible, but please be aware that I may not see emails until the end of the day.  If you have an urgent message, please phone the school office.  

 

I hope these points are helpful.  However, do please contact me via email or telephone message if you have any further queries.  

 

Best wishes,

Mrs Parker-Gorman

 

 

 

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