The Edge Schools’ Federation

In Class 1 are our Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children.

Mrs Whitehead (Monday and Tuesday) and Miss Wilde (Wednesday to Friday) teach our Class 1 children, supported by Mrs Evans (HLTA) and Mrs Case (TA).

In Class 2 we have our Year 3 and Year 4 children who are taught by Mrs Ross (Monday to Wednesday) and Mr Pygott (Thursday and Friday).  They are supported by teaching assistants  Mrs Bennison (Monday and Tuesday) and Miss Wallace (Wednesday to Friday).

In class 3 our Year 5 and Year 6 children are taught by Mrs Phillips, with HLTA, Mrs Maddox, supporting Monday to Wednesday.

 

Autumn Term 2021

Romans Homework 

Homework Record Grid 

The  Long March to Hadrians Wall

Gladiator Contest 

 

Class 2 Newsletter                            3rd September 2021

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to the start of our Autumn Term, we are so glad to see you again! A very warm welcome to our new year 3 intake and Issy Sergeant, who is also joining year 3. Our topic for this term is “Roman Invaders” which provides fantastic learning opportunities across the curriculum. Please see the class topic web on the school website for more information. In addition, we are hoping to arrange a class trip to the Grosvenor Museum in Chester… more details to follow!

Class 2 timings

Arrive: 8.5Oam: While we are trying to maintain 1m social distancing, could parents please come no further than the bottom of the ramp at the KS2 entrance!

Break: 10:40-10:55 am.  Please note: children in KS2 have to pay for the fruit scheme. Details can be obtained from the office. Children can also bring in a healthy snack from home.

Lunch 12pm-1pm. Dinners will be served in the school hall.  

Home-time: 3:15pm

P.E. will be on Mondays and Fridays. Full PE kit (check uniform list) should be brought into school on those days for children to get changed in school.

Homework: There will be a list of projects for the children to choose from. Further information will be provided in their homework books. In addition to this, your child will need to do the following:

Reading: It is important that you hear your child read regularly and discuss what s/he has read. We advise that they spend 10 minutes every day reading. We would be grateful if you could also record these sessions in their reading journals.

Times Tables: The children will be assessed and given a times-table to learn. Again, regular practice at home is important. More details on this will follow.

Additional homework: This will be given in addition to the topic work to improve skills in the core subjects such as reading, handwriting, science and maths.

(Spellings: We are piloting a new scheme for teaching spellings which means this will be done in school time. There will no longer be a weekly spellings test. Instead, the children will have their progress monitored through class activities and their written work.)

Communications:  There are various ways that you can get in touch with us! The mornings are a crucial time for us to settle the children in quickly and get the day’s learning off to a good start, therefore we ask that parents do not use this time to give anything more than immediate/ important information.

Communication Link books: These offer two-way communication between teachers and parents. These are checked by staff every morning. Most information can be communicated this way.

Medical appointments: A copy of your appointment confirmation/card needs to be given to the school office as well as confirming collection/ return times. In addition to this please notify us if your child wishes to have school dinners on that day.

If you have any major concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us via the school e-mail or the office. We will respond as soon as possible either by phone or in person.

In the event of school closure, we will update you on school work and other information via email and on the class page of the school website.

Illness: Please follow current government guidelines on Covid-19. If your child has a temperature, then s/he shouldn’t be coming into school. Calpol and other related medicines can mask these symptoms.

Independence: As the children move up through school, we like to encourage them to become increasingly independent. It is important that your child arrives at school with the correct equipment every day. The table below might be a useful reminder! Those highlighted in blue are optional. (ONLY WATER IN named WATER BOTTLES PLEASE!).

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Water-bottle

Link Book

Reading Record

Reading Book

P.E Kit

Lunch Money

Packed Lunch

Water-bottle

Link Book

Reading Record

Reading Book

Packed Lunch

Water-bottle

Link Book

Reading Record

Reading Book

Packed Lunch

Water-bottle

Link Book

Reading Record

Reading Book

Packed Lunch

Water-bottle

Link Book

Reading Record

Reading Book

PE Kit

Packed Lunch

 

With best wishes,

Mrs. Ross, Mr. Pygott, Mrs. Bennison and Miss Wallace.

 

Autumn 2021

Dear Parents,

Welcome back and I hope you have had a peaceful and relaxing Summer.

Our topic this term is World War 2.  We shall be visiting Cosford RAF Museum in November as part of our learning about the importance of the Battle of Britain.  Further details will follow in due course.

On Monday afternoons, we will be doing outdoor learning, which this half term will be science-based.  Children should bring suitable outdoor clothing and footwear to change into, including a warm waterproof coat as the weather changes. 

PE kits should be brought into school on Monday morning and taken home every Friday. 

As a school, this year we will be implementing a new spelling scheme.  This will mean that most children will not bring home spelling lists to learn.  Homework is generally set on a Friday to be completed and returned for the following Thursday.  Sometimes, I will set project work that may take place over several weeks.  Additionally, children should try to read for 15-30 minutes every evening.

If your child is going home with someone different, for example, a friend, please let me know in the morning or with a short note in their reading record.

I am very much looking forward to seeing you and your child/ren again this year.  If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me through the school office.

Kind regards,

Mrs Phillips