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Welton CE Academy

At Welton CE we continually strive and motivate our students through a rich and inspiring curriculum.
“We are a forward-thinking school rooted in the community – everyone learning and growing in faith.”
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit”
John 15 v5

Classes

Rabbits Class (Reception and Year 1)

Miss L Mallon

Our class is a mixed Reception and Year 1 class with all the Reception children and all of  the Year 1’s. The pupils are taught in mixed year groups throughout the day.

The school day begins with a morning registration activity followed by phonics, literacy and maths. After lunch pupils cover the rest of the curriculum. For Rabbits, PE is on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. We have a covered outside area that allows the pupils to go outside rain or shine, and we also aim to use the playground, outdoor classroom and other outside spaces for planned learning as much as possible.

We send out homework for the all pupils. These will be varied activities, as well as daily phonics/reading.

If you would like to come into school to look at your child’s work or to discuss any concerns this can be done by making an appointment.  However, I am available every day if something is too important to wait until a planned appointment, and I look forward to meeting with you often to share your child’s work, their successes and their progress.

Squirrels Class ( Year 2)

Mr K Mead

Squirrels Class is a Year 2 class.

Each morning the children have a morning registration activity followed by phonics or reading lesson followed by Talk For Writing and Maths. In the afternoons we work on our topics, or do PE, RE, Art or Music..

The children will be heard read at least once a week  and we also would like them to read at home every day too. Please make a note or a comment, when you hear them read, in their Reading Record Book.

Children will be given home work on a Thursday  to be completed by the following Tuesday. The homework will vary to reflect what we are doing in class, or to reinforce basic skills.

Squirrels normally have PE on a Wednesday and a Friday. However, they should bring in their PE kit on a Monday and take it home for washing on a Friday. This avoids having to carry it every day, and means that the kit is always available should the teachers decide to fit in some extra PE.

I welcome opportunities to meet with parents and if you would like to speak to me, or have a look through your child’s work please make an appointment.  However, I am available every day if something is too important to wait until a planned appointment.

Foxes Class (Year 3 and Year 4)

Mrs E Gaffney

Foxes Class is a mixed Year 3 and 4 class, taught by Mrs Gaffney. The pupils work in mixed year groups throughout the day. In the mornings we cover Reading, Writing and Maths. After lunch, we teach the other curriculum areas, including topic work, Science, ICT, PE, Art and RE.

In class, the pupils read together in teacher-led groups, giving them the opportunity to read out loud and discuss the deeper meaning of the text. It is important that the pupils also continue to read regularly at home. Please record your comments in the reading record, as it is really useful to know how your child’s reading is progressing at home.

Homework for all pupils is handed out every Thursday, with the expectation that it will be returned the following Tuesday.  The homework will be Maths and English on alternate weeks. Spellings to be learnt for a weekly test.  .

Foxes have PE on Tuesday and Friday, although they should bring their kit in on a Monday and leave it in school all week, taking it home on Friday for a wash. Please ensure your child has both indoor and outdoor kit, as we do try to get outside whenever possible.

If at any time during the year you would like to call in to review your child’s progress, please make an appointment. However, I am available every day if something is too important to wait until a planned appointment.

Badgers Class (Year 4 and Year 5)

Mr A Humphries

Badger Class is a mixed Year 4 and 5 class. The pupils work are taught in mixed year groups throughout the day.  In the mornings we cover Reading, Writing and Maths. After lunch, we teach the Core Knowledge Curriculum for History, Geography and Science.  We also teach Computing, RE and Art.

In class, the pupils read together in teacher-led groups, giving them the opportunity to read out loud and discuss the deeper meaning of the text. It is important that the pupils also continue to read regularly at home. Please record your comments in the reading record, as it is really useful to know how your child’s reading is progressing at home.

Homework for all pupils is handed out every  Thursday, with the expectation that it will be returned the following Tuesday. The homework will be English and Maths on alternate weeks and spellings to be learnt for a weekly test.

Badgers have PE on Wednesday and Thursday, although they should bring their kit in on a Monday and leave it in school all week, taking it home on Friday for a wash.  Please ensure your child has both indoor and outdoor kit, as we do try to get outside whenever possible.

If at any time during the year you would like to call in to review your child’s progress, please make an appointment. However, I am available every day if something is too important to wait until a planned appointment

Otters Class (Year 6)

Miss K Avery

Year 6 is always an important year for all pupils with preparation for secondary school and the end of key stage National Curriculum tests. It will require a lot of hard work and dedication from your child but together we will get through it and along the way will have lots of fun!

The pupils in Year 6 are expected to take more responsibility around the school. This could be a formal role as School Council member or House Captain, or informally guiding, helping and supporting the younger pupils. The Otters will be expected to show visitors around the school, and will accompany the youngest children when we walk to church or visit places as a whole school.

There are also lots of opportunities to let our hair down during the year with residential trips to the wilds of Wales, and sporting and artistic performances to enjoy. We do lots of PE, particularly in the warmer months, and it is important that the Year 6 children have their PE kit in school all week, taking it home on Fridays for a wash.

If at any time during the year you would like to call in to review your child’s progress, please make an appointment. However, I am available every day if something is too important to wait until a planned appointment.

Reading Expectations

Regularly reading aloud to an adult remains a vital part of pupil’s learning throughout KS2 as it develops fluency, expression, accuracy and comprehension. 

Please try to ensure that your child reads regularly at home and that they are challenged with their reading. The pupils can record their home reading in their reading diaries, and should include newspapers, magazines and leaflets as well as books so that they can experience a range of texts. The pupils are given time to read individually in year 6, and many pupils also read in guided groups with an adult.  At this stage in their school journey it is really important that the pupils can explain and discuss the meanings and inferences within the texts, as these are vital comprehension skills that will be needed as they prepare for Secondary schools.

Homework

Pupils in Otters Class will be given homework on a Monday to be handed in on the following Monday. 

There will be a range of homework, linked to the work we are doing in class, and will usually include Literacy, Maths and sometimes topic activities. Homework is expected to be of the same high quality presentation as we see in the pupil’s school books.  Any work deemed to be sub-standard will be redone during playtimes and lunchtimes.

Maths

We cover a wide range of topics over the course of a term in maths. 

Weekly homework will give you an idea of what we are currently working on but if you would like further details, please ask.

Literacy

We will be continuing to develop and focus on reading comprehension skills as well as developing their understanding of grammar and punctuation as this has become more important in the new National Curriculum. 

The pupils will use their writing skills in all subjects.