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Galaxy Class

Welcome to Galaxy Class. Our class teacher is Miss Ramsell and we are helped with our learning by Miss Evans.

Our class school council representative is Jessica and she attends meetings to keep us up to date about developments  raised by school council.

Important Dates

Class assembly

Wednesday 17th January, 2018

Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 6th February, 2018 – the theme is Create, connect, share respect – A better internet starts with you.

 English:english

The children have been working hard over the last term. So far this term we have covered various text types including: narratives, explanation texts, recounts and informative writing. The children have developed their use of punctuation and have been improving their use of inverted commas, commas and apostrophes. The children have been improving their reading by pausing to think about the sentences they have read and relating these to their personal experiences.

Maths:

The word Maths, along with mathematical symbols, written on a green chalkboard

I have seen a big improvement in the children’s maths abilities this term. They have not only developed their calculation methods but are using these intuitively to solve a variety and increasingly difficult range of problems, such as: converting between fractions, converting between analogue and digital times and working out time problems, developing their calculation skills within word problems and using their rounding skills to simplify their mental maths calculations.

To help with your Times Tables click here and try this online activity!

 How Humans Work

   

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In Galaxy class we have regular D.E.A.R (Drop Everything And Read) time. This is time to sit back and enjoy reading for pleasure. The children and staff all enjoy our D.E.A.R time. We do therefore ask that your child has a reading book in school each day to enable us to have a successful reading session.

 

 

Lexia is continuing to help with the pupils Literacy skills through reading, spelling and answering comprehension questions. The children are finding it enjoyable and are making some good progress after the initial assessments were made and allows us to find their gaps and help fill them so they can have a better chance meeting the targets that have been set for each child to achieve by the end of the year academically.

 

Homework

Homework is set on a Friday and due in the following Thursday. Each week you will have a list of spellings to practise. You will then be tested on these each Friday so make sure you are ready!

Reading 

You all need to keep reading at home each week. This will help you with both spelling and your writing in school.

Maths

It is really important that you practise your times tables at home each week. Sometimes you will also have another homework sheet to practise the skills and methods you learnt the week before.