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: Climate change

Our topic this term is Climate change. We will be learning the types of climate and where they can be located, how climates are changing, what impact this is having and what action can be taken to reduce climate change.

Science: Properties of materials

In the properties of materials we will test different materials for magnetism, transparency, electrical conductivity and heat insulation.

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: consider a person who has faced difficult challenges and achieved success, identify a dream/ambition that is important to them, face new learning challenges and working out the best ways for them to achieve them, be motivated and enthusiastic about achieving their new challenge, recognise obstacles which might hinder their achievement and can take steps to overcome them and evaluate their own learning process and identify how it can be better next time.

RE:

In RE the children will be considering: Why do people pray?

Art:

The children will be focussing on developing their printing skills.

PE: Dance (also swimming for year 4 children)

The children will continue to 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 that their 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: Xylophone (also brass for year 3 children)

The children will learn to create a piece of music using a xylophone.

Year 3 children will 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: programming

This term the children will develop their programming skills.

Forest School

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.

Other Support

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 support with specific life skills.

Home Reading:

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

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  login for Active Learn, Readingeggs, Spellingshed and Times Table Rockstars.. Each of these will help support your child’s learning and can be used at home. Please ask an adult if you lose or forget your login.

 

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.

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 Witty, Mrs Chambers and Mrs Farrington

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