Welcome to Robin's and Mrs Lakin's class page!
Here you will find information about what we are getting up to in school, please keep checking!
Over the last 2 weeks Class Robin have been learning all about the heart. We even got to hold a pigs heart! At the moment we are working hard to write explanations about the heart - stay tuned they will be on here for you to read soon!
School council: Nico
Eco council: Cerys
Junior Road Safety Officers: Annalise and Ewan
Year 5 and 6 are going to be taking part in the accelerated reading scheme, they will be giving 20 minute independent reading time every day. AR is a computer program that helps to manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his/her own level and reads it at his/her own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer - passing the quiz is an indication that your child has understood what has been read. AR gives both children and teachers feedback based on the quiz results which the teacher then uses to help the child set targets and ongoing reading practice.
PE will be every Thursday with Mrs O'Brien. Please make sure:
We will regularly provide your children with a reading book from our bug club library which is levelled correctly for their reading ability. They will also have a home/school reader record, you can make a comment in the journal that refers to how well your child has read the book (including errors made/parts they struggled with), how confident their reading was and whether or not they enjoyed the text. We ask that you aim to listen to your child read 3 times a week to accompany the various reading activities we provide in school. In addition to this children should continue to use Active learn Bug club for online reading.
The welsh government target for attendance is 95%. Research demonstrates that there is a strong link between the amount of absence in a school and the qualifications that a pupil achieves. If a pupil misses 17 days of school or more a year, this often leads to a drop of a GSCE grade across all subjects.
Of pupils who miss between 10% and 20% of school, only 35% manage to achieve five A* to C GSCEs including English and mathematics. This compares to 73% of pupils with over 95% attendance achieving five A* to Cs including English and mathematics. (DfE July 2011)
Every lesson in school is vitally important. If your child misses school, they will find it difficult to catch up with the learning and as a result could fall behind and not achieve their full potential.
Helping Your Child Achieve
· Ensure your child arrives promptly at school for an 8.50am start to their learning day
· If your child arrives late, go to the main reception to report your child has arrived
· Your child needs to attend school before or after a medical/dentist appointment
· If your child is ill and can’t attend school for whatever reason, then contact the school immediately
Year 5 will be going on a residential visit to PGL Tregoyd House in July. We will be holding a parents evening to share more information and answer any questions on the 21st September.