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Welcome to Picasso Class

Miss Pettit and Mrs Kent

Please see below for the long term plan for the coming year.

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Welcome back!

I hope you are all ready for what is going a very exciting term. In Science, we are going to be learning all about light and electricity through our overarching topic of space. As part of this topic, we will be having a visit from an astronaut who will come and join us for two days, taking you on an adventure into space during a space workshop day. Alongside this, we will be running light and electricity workshops too! 

We also have an opportunity to take part in the 'Into Film' Festival. This will be a trip to the cinema at Castleford to watch A Beautiful Planet and the UK Space Agency to help us learn more about Earth and Space. It will also provide the children with an opportunity to witness real film leading to them creating their own films using iMovie as part of the Computing curriculum using our new school iPads.

Keep tuning in to our website page for updates.

Picasso Class Reading Rewards

To help the children to progress with their reading, home reading should take place daily as this will help them to develop their word level reading and reading fluency over time. As a way of encouraging the children to read at home, Picasso class are using a reading reward system. The children have been asked to read at for at least 10 minutes each day. This should be recorded in their planners each day along with the book and pages they have read. The children can write this in their planners themselves to enable them to take responsibility for their own learning but it must be signed or initialled by an adult to proof they have completed their reading each day.

The reading reward system will work as follows:

Read at least 3 times a week at home and earn 3 team points.

Read at least 5 times a week at home and earn 5 team points.

Read EVERY DAY at home – earn 7 team points and become a Star Reader!

If children read every day at home and it is evidenced in their planners, they will receive a raffle ticket and be entered into a raffle draw with the opportunity to win a prize at the end of each half term.

Planners will be checked every Wednesday so please ensure they are kept up to date!

Thank you for your support.