KS2 Resources Base Page
Welcome back to the new school year!
My name is Stephanie Williams and I am the Junior Resource Base teacher. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the new members of our class this week and hearing all the news about the holidays from our existing members. We are lucky enough to have the wonderful Mrs. McQueen in class this year, we will both strive to encourage and support the children to the best of our ability while ensuring the nurturing ethos of our Resource Base family. We will be returning to our split mornings where all pupils will attend the Resource Base for the morning session and return to their mainstream class in the afternoon.
As well as developing individual needs we will be reading Tyrannosaurus Drip. In keeping with the theme of the story, I would like to explore the local area through nature walks to further develop understanding and encourage knowledge of the natural world. Please could I ask that they bring in an old pair of shoes/ wellingtons so that their lovely new school shoes are not ruined/ damaged during our walks.
We will be developing our number skills daily. We will be learning about the calendar, the seasons and telling the time. We will develop our money handling skills to order and compare items up, record money spent and saved and also furthering our measuring skills through practical activities. We will also be revising our times tables and using them in problem solving activities. We will be continuing to use RM Easimaths and TT Rock Stars daily and would like you to encourage your child to use this at home, I will send the log in information home.
We will develop our spelling and handwriting skills through small group activities and using the Penpal scheme. We will continue to use the Read Write Inc. programme, which proved a great success in developing reading skills last year. The children are encouraged to read individually and as part of a group to encourage their confidence. We will use the When, Who, Where, What happened and the end to extend narrative understanding, and encourage you to use this concept at home. We will also be using our lovely class book to create our own character descriptions, a diary, leaflet and other creative writing pieces.
In order to encourage good behaviour in class and throughout the school, children are encouraged to stay on the ‘Right Track’ which is a gentle reminder for the children to make the correct choice and change unacceptable behavior. Praise and rewards are generously given for examples of good effort and behaviour.
Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at the school.
Miss Stephanie Williams
Penmaenrhos, Swn Y Don, Colwyn Bay
Conwy, LL29 9LL