Learning and Loving it
Conrad Road, Witham, Essex CM8 2SD
01376 516 025
Welcome to Shackleton Class, where the persistence and determination of our namesake sets the tone for our classroom.
Our door opens at 8.40am, and children need to be in class by 8.45 am for the register. Learning begins immediately so please help your child to be punctual.
We send a reading book home every night in their book bag. Please ensure that this comes back into school every day as we have a reading session in school every day. It is important that your child reads every night to an adult for around 15 minutes. Each stage of your reading journey is important. By hearing your child read at home, you are helping your child with a hugely important skill.
We have PE lessons on various days throughout the year, so please make sure your child has a full named indoor and outdoor PE kit in school. Earrings must be removed for PE, and long hair must be tied back. Staff are not permitted to remove earrings for a child, or put them in. A spare hair band kept in school for PE would be useful.
Your child will need to bring a drink to school daily. Please make sure that their drink bottle is named, as well as all their clothing and any snack pot or lunch box. Children have a chance to have a healthy snack at 10.15am. Please make sure any grapes are sliced in half lengthways.
Like all classes, we have a Growth Mindset board to encourage us with our learning, and a Recognition Board where your name is written if you have shown the particular skill looked for that week. We encourage a Growth Mindset throughout the school to foster an attitude of perseverance.
Children will be given various homework tasks to complete. Please remind your child to complete their homework, which they should be able to do independently. Homework will usually be set on a Friday, to be handed in the following Wednesday. Daily reading also forms an important part of your child's homework.
At home time, we will only allow you or an agreed adult to collect your child. If someone else is picking up your child, please inform an adult or the school office.
Our Class Teachers are Mrs Jones (Monday & Wednesday) and Mrs Hackett (Tuesday, Thursday & Friday). They are supported in class by Mrs Zambra, Mrs Mason and Mrs Jones.
Our Topics for the Year
Autumn 1 - Savage Earth
Autumn 2 - Healthy Heroes
Spring 1 - Tomb Raiders
Spring 2 - Back to the Beginning (Stone Age)
Summer 1 - European Travel Agents - a passport to Europe
Summer 2 - Metal Monsters