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Southfields Primary School

Southfields Primary School

Mrs Brumby and Miss Maracine

Summer Term 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter holiday and had the chance to catch up with family and friends. I would just like to say a huge thank you to parents and children for the beautiful Easter and birthday gifts- it was a lovely thought and I feel very grateful! 

Over the past two terms, the children have worked exceptionally hard and the support you are giving at home is having a positive effect on their learning in the classroom. Practising skills at home is essential and helps children to develop strong, positive learning dispositions for life. Keep up the good work!

I am really excited about this term, as we have lots of new and exciting topics to look at. Our new topics will be Ancient Egypt (History),  Forces and Magnets (Science), Water Colour Painting (Art), Persuasive Writing, Speech Punctuation and Performance Poetry (English), Multiplication, Division and Time (Maths), French, Rounders, Swimming and Athletics (P.E), Exploring different accompaniments using beat and rhythm patterns (Music) Islam (R.E).

I am really looking forward to this, as I can’t wait to start these fantastic and exciting topics. 

Our PE day continues to be on a Monday, so please ensure your child's PE kit is in on this day. Could you please ensure your child has a kit that is appropriate for indoor and outdoor PE.

During the first weeks of term we will be assessing the children's spelling and reading. I am hoping to get your child's new spellings out to you as soon as possible along with their new books for reading.  Homework will continue to be set on a Wednesday ready to be handed in for the following Monday morning.

Important information-

  • P.E is on a Monday
  • Homework will be set on the Wednesday, ready to be back in school on Monday morning.
  • Reading and spellings are to be practised every evening (the children have been retested so you may notice that their spellings have changed or their reading book colour). Don’t forget to also use Bug club.
  • Times table practise. Year 3 children should practise all of them. Children will be coming home with daily times table practise books. Pupils need to ensure they practise these daily as they will be tested every Friday. Don’t forget to use Mathletics and RM Easimaths.
  • Snack money should be no more than 50p a day and in either a named purse/wallet or envelope.
  • Children should be wearing suncream and bringing in sun hats now that the weather is getting warmer.

Thank you for your continued support. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries or concerns.

Kind Regards,

Mrs Farooq-Ayub

 

 

Spring Term 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas break and feel refreshed ready for the Spring term. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the lovely cards and presents, I feel thoroughly spoilt and wish you all a Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to 2018 and all that it may bring.

The children have all behaved really well and are settled in now. We have had a fantastic Autumn term together, with everyone working really hard. This term is just as exciting and filled with great topics. I am really looking forward to this term as we have lots of new and exciting topics as well as continuing to work hard on our reading, writing and maths skills.

Our new topics will be The Ancient Greeks  (History),  Plants (Science),  Language Play, Myths and Legends, (English), Multiplication, Division, Place Value and Money (Maths), French, Dance (P.E), Class Orchestra (Music) and People and the Community (R.E). I am really looking forward to this as I can’t wait to start these fantastic and exciting topics.

Our PE day continues to be on a Monday so please ensure your child's PE kit is in on this day.  Could you please ensure your child has warm clothing because we may venture out on dry days.

During the first week of term we will be assessing the children's spelling and reading. Homework will continue to be set on a Wednesday ready to be handed in for the following Monday morning.

Important Information

  • P.E is on a Monday
  • Homework will be set on the Wednesday, ready to be back in school on Monday morning.
  • Reading and spellings are to be practised every evening (the children have been retested so you may notice that their spellings have changed or their reading book colour). Don’t forget to also use Bug club.
  • Times table practise. Year 3 children should practise all of them. Children will be coming home with daily times table practise books. Pupils need to ensure they practise these daily as they will be tested every Friday. Don’t forget to use Mathletics and RM Easimaths.
  • Snack money should be no more than 50p a day and in either a named purse/wallet or envelope.

Thank you for your continued support. Please do not hesitate to talk to me if you have any queries or concerns.

Kind Regards,

R. Farooq-Ayub

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope you all had a super holiday, having fun and relaxing with family and friends. I absolutely love having a fresh new start in the Autumn Term and always look forward to working with my new class and meeting their parents.

Over the Summer, we have been busy preparing our creative Autumn curriculum based on family life and living as a community. I am really excited about this topic because it involves lots of outdoor learning during the beginning of those first beautiful Autumn days. Throughout history, humans have thrived on community living, so we will be discovering how early humans worked together to ensure their best chance of survival when conditions were harsh and cruel.

Our creative curriculum will include learning about,

  • History-The Stone Age through to the Iron Age
  • English- Narrative writing, instructions, play scripts and poetry
  • Mathematics- Place Value, multiplication tables, calculating skills, 2D and 3D shape and time
  • Science-Rocks and Soil, Humans and Animals
  • Design and Technology- Shelters and Community Cooking
  • Geography- Settlements and local study- Flag Fen
  • Religious Studies- Creation Stories, Christmas, Class Assembly-Community Living and Sharing
  • Art and Design- Cave paintings, Natural Art- weaving and felt making
  • P.E- Resilience- Movement, Tactical Games, running and jumping (determination and overcoming barriers)
  • Computing- We are Presenters- Stone Age Cookery, We are Opinion Pollsters- Supermarkets
  • PSHE- Mindfulness (overcoming barriers and relationships), Family and Community
  • MFL- French- My body, Food and Family
  • Music- Food and Drink, The Environment (family)

 

Your child will be given daily reading and spelling, diary entries and daily times tables practise, as well as homework journal activities set on a Wednesday, ready to be back in for marking on the following Monday. Children will be able to decorate their homework books when they bring them home.

Over the next two weeks we will be assessing children’s reading, writing, spelling and comprehension skills. When these assessments are finished, your child will begin to bring home their reading books, times tables and weekly spellings. With regard to our Maths homework, we will start off with practising the times tables. Please could you continue to make some time to practice reading and writing a few times a week with your children.

As the weather is getting colder please ensure that your child comes to school with a waterproof coat. If you are not already aware, the children will no longer be provided with a snack at break times. They can either bring their own healthy option from home or a maximum of 50p a day to buy a snack and drink from the school snack shop. The prices are 20p a snack and 30p for a milk drink. 

Important Information

  • P.E is on a Monday
  • Homework will be set on the Wednesday, ready to be back in school on Monday morning.
  • Reading and spellings are to be practised every evening (the children have been retested so you may notice that their spelling phase has changed or their reading book colour). Don’t forget to also use Bug club.
  • Times table practise. Year 3 children should practise all of them. Children will be coming home with daily times table practise books. Pupils need to ensure they practise these daily as they will be tested every Friday. Don’t forget to use Mathletics and RM Easimaths.
  • Snack money should be no more than 50p a day and in either a named purse/wallet or envelope.

Appointments with the teacher

I am always available at the end of the school day to discuss small issues which crop up from time to time. However, if you would like more time to discuss a concern with me in private, it may be better for you to make an appointment. You can make arrangements for this either directly with myself, or through contacting the office. Mondays are usually busy due to our staff meeting, but other days are perfect times to meet with me. Don’t forget Class Dojo is also an effective way to keep in touch with me and is a valuable communication tool for busy parents!

Thank you in advance for your continued support in helping your child complete these daily set tasks. I understand how busy it can get in the evenings and really appreciate parents being a partner in their child’s learning.

Kind regards

Mrs Farooq-Ayub

Summer 2017

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter holiday and had the chance to catch up with family and friends. I would just like to say a huge thank you to parents and children for the beautiful Easter gifts- it was a lovely thought and I feel very grateful! 

Over the past two terms, the children have worked exceptionally hard and the support you are giving at home is having a positive effect on their learning in the classroom. Practising skills at home is essential and helps children to develop strong, positive learning dispositions for life. Keep up the good work!

I am really excited about this term, as we have lots of new and exciting topics to look at. Our new topics will be Ancient Egypt (History),  Plants and Healthy Eating (Science), Water Colour Painting (Art), Persuasive Writing, Speech Punctuation and Performance Poetry (English), Multiplication, Division and Time (Maths), French, Rounders, Swimming and Athletics (P.E), Exploring different accompaniments using beat and rhythm patterns (Music) Islam (R.E). I am really looking forward to this, as I can’t wait to start these fantastic and exciting topics. 

Our PE day continues to be on a Monday, so please ensure your child's PE kit is in on this day. Could you please ensure your child has a kit that is appropriate for indoor and outdoor PE.

During the first weeks of term we will be assessing the children's spelling and reading. I am hoping to get your child's new spellings out to you as soon as possible along with their new books for reading.  Homework will continue to be set on a Wednesday ready to be handed in for the following Monday morning.

Thank you for your continued support. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries or concerns.

Kind Regards,

 

Mrs Farooq-Ayub

 

 

 

 

Spring Term 2017

The children have all behaved really well and are settled in now. We have had a fantastic Autumn term together, with everyone working really hard. This term is just as exciting and filled with great topics. I am really looking forward to this term as we have lots of new and exciting topics as well as continuing to work hard on our reading, writing and maths skills.

Our new topics will be The Stone Age to the Iron Age (History),  Rocks (Science), Clay models (Art), Language Play, Myths and Legends, (English), Multiplication, Division, Place Value and Money (Maths), French, Dance (P.E), Class Orchestra (Music) and People and the Community (R.E). I am really looking forward to this as I can’t wait to start these fantastic and exciting topics.

Our PE day continues to be on a Monday so please ensure your child's PE kit is in on this day.  Could you please ensure your child has warm clothing because we may venture out on dry days.

During the first week of term we will be assessing the children's spelling and reading. I am hoping to get your child's new spellings out to you as soon as possible along with their new books for reading.  Homework will continue to be set on a Wednesday ready to be handed in for the following Monday morning.

Thank you for your continued support. Please do not hesitate to talk to me if you have any queries or concerns.

Kind Regards,

R. Farooq-Ayub

Autumn Term 2016

Hello and welcome to year 3. I hope you and your family have had a lovely summer break. I thought I would write to you all to let you know what your child’s basic timetable looks like.  In year 3 we have several trips and visits to look forward to. It has yet to be confirmed but we will have a residential trip alongside many day visits. We will be covering some wonderful topics this year like World War 2, Stone Age to the Bronze Age, Ancient Egypt, Continents and countries, orienteering and rivers.. PE will be on a Monday, so please can you ensure that your child has their kit (indoor and outdoor) in school for these days.

Your child will be given daily reading and spelling, diary entries and daily times tables practise, as well as weekly maths and homework journal activities. This weekly homework will be given to your child on a Wednesday, ready to be back in for marking on the following Monday.  Children will be able to decorate their homework books when they bring them home.

Over the next two weeks we will be assessing children’s reading, writing, spelling and comprehension skills. When these assessments are finished, your child will begin to bring home their reading books, tmes tables and weekly spellings. With regard to our Maths homework, we will start off with practising the times tables. Please could you continue to make some time to practice reading and writing a few times a week with your children.

As the weather is getting colder please ensure that your child comes to school with a waterproof coat.  If you are not already aware, the children will no longer be provided with a snack at break times.  They can either bring in their own healthy option  from home or bring in a maximum of 50p a day to buy a snack and drink from the school snack shop.  The prices are 20p a snack  and 30p for a milk drink. 

We have had a fantastic few weeks back and the children have settled into their new class well.

Important Information

  • P.E is on a Monday

  • Homework will be set on the Wednesday, ready to be back in school on Monday morning.

  • Reading and spellings are to be practised every evening (the children have been retested so you may notice that their spelling phase has changed or their reading book colour). Don’t forget to also use Bug club.

  • Times table practise. Year 3 children should practise all of them. Children will be coming home with daily times table practise books. Pupils need to ensure they practise these daily as they will tested every Friday. Don’t forget to use Mathletics and RM Easimaths.

  • Snack money should be no more than 50p a day and in either a named purse/wallet or envelope.

Appointments with the teacher

I am always available at the end of the school day to discuss small issues which crop up from time to time. However, if you would like more time to discuss a concern with me in private, it may be better for you to make an appointment. You can make arrangements for this either directly with myself, or through contacting the office. Mondays are usually busy due to our staff meeting, but other days are perfect times to meet with me.

I am looking forward to working with such a lovely class.Thank you for your continued support in helping the children complete these set tasks. We understand how busy it can get in the evenings and we really appreciate parents being a partner in their child’s learning. We look forward to meeting you all at Parents Evening if we have not already had the chance to meet.

Thank you for all your  support and kindness,

Mrs Farooq-Ayub

 

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