Welcome to Boost group!
Children who attend our ‘Boost group’ have been identified as needing an extra ‘boost’ with their learning.
Each morning, each child will work to develop their speaking and listening, reading, writing and maths skills.
Here you will find further information about what your child in Boost Group will be learning in other areas of the curriculum, along with other useful information.
Topic: Amazon rainforest
Our topic this term is Amazon rainforest. We will be learning what a rainforest is, where the Amazon rainforest is, about the people and animals that live there and why the Amazon rainforest is important to us all. We will be producing artwork and a design technology project linked to Amazon rainforest too.
Science: Parts of plants
In the plants unit we will identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers.
PHSE: JIGSAW Dreams and Goals
Our school follows a scheme called Jigsaw and this term Boost group children will complete a unit called ‘Dreams and Goals’ which the children will look at understanding what their own dreams and goals are and how to achieve their aspirations, along with how children dreams and goals from other cultures may differ from theirs.
In RE the children will be looking: What do religions say to us when life gets hard?
PE: Dance (also swimming for year 4 children)
The children will now have the sports coach working with them on a Wednesday afternoon. This half term, the children will be developing their dance skills to create collaborative sequences.
Please ensure your correct and full PE kit is in school all week as PE days may change to accommodate other activities taking place in school.
Year 4 children, will join their peers and attend swimming lessons on a Monday afternoon. Please make sure the children have appropriate swimming kits and towels in a bag.
Music: Body percussion (also brass for year 3 children)
The children will learn to use their bodies as musical instruments and work together to create a piece of music to resemble rainforest rain.
Year 3 children continue to have the opportunity to learn how to play a brass instrument with Tameside music service. Music lessons are every Monday. If your child would like to take their brass instrument home to practice, a deposit can be paid to the office allowing them to take it home.
Computing: sequencing sounds
This term the children will develop their programming skills and design and development skills using scratch to program musical sequences. .
Children in Boost Group have the fantastic opportunity to take part in Forest Schooling each Thursday. We venture out in all sorts of weather conditions and therefore children should have waterproof and warm clothing and sturdy footwear.
To help support each child’s individual needs, children may take part in other activities to support their needs. These may include Zones of Regulation, speech and language, motor skills, lego therapy, social skills, memory skills or other support with specific life skills.
We ask that you read with your child as often as possible and sign their reading record a minimum of twice weekly in line with school policy. We will check reading records and change reading books every Friday. We monitor reading, homework and PE kits as part of our Assertive Mentoring Scheme.
Homework will be issued each Friday and should be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in Assertive Mentoring. If it is handed it in on Thursday or Friday you will achieve YELLOW. If you don’t hand your homework in you will be RED for that week.
Other important information:
Please ensure your child’s name is clearly written in all your school uniform.
Children have a personal login for
Active Learn, https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk
Times Table Rockstars.https://ttrockstars.com/
Each of these will help support your child’s learning and can be used at home. Please ask an adult if you need a reminder of any of the login details.
KEEP IN TOUCH!
Parents & Carers are always very welcome to call in to discuss any aspect of their child’s learning, any other area of their school life or just to say ‘hello’.
If there is anything you need, or any help we can give you with anything, please let me know by either messaging on Google Classroom or speaking to us at school.
We are available after school, except on Wednesdays because that’s when we have our Staff Meeting. If a matter is urgent, you can always speak to an adult in the morning.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs Appleton-Jones, Miss Benson, Mrs McClellan, Mrs Farrington