Welcome to Holly Class!
Firstly, I would like to give you all a very warm welcome to Holly Class. I am really looking forward to teaching you all next year.
I am particularly excited about the curriculum that I will be teaching you – there are so many fun things that you will be learning about. I expect you to work hard and I will work hard to ensure that you all make excellent progress in your learning. All of you will be expected to follow the ‘Aston Lodge Way.’ You will always be rewarded with pride points/ class dojo points for all the positive things that you do.
Remember if you have any questions or concerns, you will be able to contact me via class dojo. I can’t wait to see you all again very soon! We use the interactive Class Dojo app to share learning experiences, photographs of learning, messages, and information about the curriculum with parents and carers each week.
Meet your Teachers
Hello! My name is Mrs Morton and I am your Class Teacher.
In my free time, I love nothing better than spending time with my family and friends. I adore dogs. My favourite breed is Lhasa Apso! I also like watching films, dancing, and reading.
Your child will be involved in reading sessions as part of English lessons. In addition to this, your child will bring home an appropriate banded accelerated reading book for their level as soon as they have successfully completed a book-related quiz.
Following this, the child can change their reading book. The star quizzes which are carried out once every half term determine the range of books your child can access. However, if your child is a free reader they can choose any book that they wish to read.
Homework comprises learning weekly spellings, reading (please see below), practicing recalling/ learning X tables and written maths and English homework set alternative weeks. Topic optional homework is also provided which your child is welcome to complete if they so wish – this is entirely optional.
I really can’t impress enough the importance of your child reading regularly at home. It is a basic expectation that your child will read at least 3 times a week and this will be evident in their reading diary. The children need regular practice at reading to increase their reading speed and fluency as well as their comprehension skills.
Spellings will be given on a Friday and tested the following Friday. Spellings will be linked to a spelling rule or they will be words from the year 3/4 or 5/6 spelling list. It is important that your child knows how to read and spell the words given but equally, as important he/she knows how to use the words within a context i.e. what each word means and how it is used within a sentence.
Our New Learning
We are really excited about our curriculum. We have lots of fun things for you to learn about.