Welcome

Welcome to our Sparrow class web pages for 2019-2020.
 
Sparrow Class Teachers
Mrs Guy: Monday & Tuesday
Mrs Field: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
 
Sparrow Teaching Partners
Mrs Field: Monday & Tuesday
Miss Davies: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
PE will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays afternoon. Sometimes, in good weather there maybe opportunities to go outside for other sporting activities and so a named PE kit should be in school everyday. Please ensure that your child brings in a water bottle daily.  
Important notices can be found under the 'notices' page and copies of spellings and homework can be found under the 'homework' page.
If you have any concerns or questions, please arrange a time after school to speak to us and we will be more than happy to help.  
We hope you enjoyed Sparrow Class assembly!! The children really enjoyed sharing with you what they have learnt so far this term. Thank you for supporting your children by practising their songs and lines - they should be extremely proud of themselves. There will be pictures to follow in the gallery section.
It has been lovely seeing so many children excited and enthusiastic about our new topic Frozen Planet. Books, photos and pictures relating to our topic from home are welcomed and appreciated and will be shared in literacy and topic lessons. Unfortunately, we don’t have time at the moment for show and tell of personal items unrelated to our topic, therefore, we ask for those items to be kept safe at home. Towards the end of this half term children will have the opportunity for show and tell. 
Thank you for your understanding and co-operation. 

Reading

We want to develop a life long love of reading. It is important that your child is reading on a daily basis and their reading record book is signed by a parent or family member.  Reading at home may include reading the school reading book, or sharing a book of your child's choice and commenting on the child's response to the text. This should be recorded in the reading record book.  Please keep us  informed of books your child is enjoying at home. It is also important that the children are thinking about what they read and are developing their understanding. It is useful to ask a couple of questions about the text they have read each day. 

School Reading Books

Your child's reading book will be changed during the week. Please ensure that their book and reading record are in their folders daily.

We would ask that you remind your child to let an adult in school know when their book needs changing. 

Further Reading 

Please do read additional books from home or the school or public library with your child. A visit to the public library to collect books related to our learning in school is a wonderful trip on the way home!

Don't forget that after reading a book your child can be answering questions about the story thinking of main characters, main events, retelling it or coming up with alternative endings.  

If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to come and see us! 

 Purple Mash
 
On the front of  your child's reading record book, there should be a login for Purple Mash, a new online learning program. Please use the link below to access or copy and paste this URL into your browser:
 
https://www.purplemash.com/sch/stmichaelssl5
 
 
Letter Join 
 
This is a fantastic resource to help further develop your child's handwriting at home. It can be accessed from both computers and tablets; it shows tutorials as well as allows the children to have a go to practise as well.