Welcome to Adventurers

Welcome to Adventurers!

Adventurers Class are Year 3 children, ages 7 -8. They are taught by Mrs Roe and supported in class by Mrs Wood. Two days a week Mrs Taylor joins our class to listen to the children read.

Adventurers are taught English and Math everyday and enjoy covering all the curriculum foundation subjects in afternoon lessons. This half term, the children will be taught Tennis on a Thursday afternoon and ICT on a Friday morning by specialist teachers. They will also start swimming lesson on a Tuesday afternoon at Whitby Pool. The children will need to keep their P.E bags at school ready to take part in other activities if required and bring their swimming kit every Tuesday morning.

We try and read with the children every day at school and encourage children to develop their love of reading at home too. Reading books and  records will be sent home every night and books will be changed when they are completed.

In Year 3, children will be given homework in math and spellings. For maths, the children will be set work weekly on Sumdog. This will be given on a Thursday and checked the following Thursday. New spellings will be given out alternate Thursdays and children will be tested on them the Tuesday of the second week (I will write the test date on their spelling sheet).

Please don't hesitate to ask if there is anything else we can help you with.

Mrs Roe

Welcome to Learners Class

Welcome to Learners' class page!

Learners Class currently includes Year 1 and Year 2, where the children are between the ages of 5 years to 7 years old. The class is taught by myself (Mrs Brown) and is supported by Mrs Creek.

We teach Maths and English daily and are lucky enough to provide a full and rich curriculum to our children with lots of exciting learning opportunities, including regular visits to our own school forest. We enjoy Collective Worship together each day, where we explore different values each half term.

In Learners Class, we are pleased to be able to enjoy Dance Sessions led by a local dance school. This takes place on Tuesday afternoons. We also have a weekly PE session on Thursday afternoons (please make sure your child has a PE kit in school). On Friday mornings, we have IT lessons run by a specialist teacher, providing us with valuable learning around technology.

Learners Class are passionate about reading and enjoy stories and books together daily. Each child has their own reading record diary, which goes between home and school alongside each child's reading book. These are used to record reading at home and are also brought in to school each day to record reading in class. Class reading books are changed regularly throughout the week.

Alongside reading at home, spellings are handed out on Thursdays and tested on Tuesdays. Please support your child's reading at home by sharing and enjoying a book together each day - it really does make a difference! Children use the online tool 'Sumdog' to strengthen their Maths skills. On the programme, children have their own character and are rewarded with coins and prizes for completing homework tasks.

For more up-to-date information of what we are learning, please keep an eye on our weekly class blog! 

Best wishes,

Mrs Brown

Welcome to Explorers Class

Children start their learning journey at Sleights in Explorers Class. Our hardworking and dedicated team is made up of Mrs Bland, and Miss Idle, our Pre-School leader. Explorers children enjoy activities that stimulate and engage children’s interests and lead to spontaneous play.

Practitioners know the children and their strengths and areas for development. It is this excellent knowledge that enables children to establish excellent foundations for their time at Sleights.

Explorers Class is open from 8.50am to 3.00pm Monday to Friday during term time. We are very flexible at accommodating sessions to suit all families. This can include mornings, afternoons, or all day. Lunch is also offered for children.

We are proud to be able to offer 2 year old provision for children in Explorers class. 

The term after their 3rd birthday, all children become eligible for government funding, this allows them to access 15 hours free childcare a week, or 30 hours for qualifying working families.  It is possible to share funding between two different childcare settings and if you would like to do so please inform a member of staff.

Wherever possible, we are happy to admit children after their 3rd birthday prior to the funding commencing. However, this is dependent on the availability of spaces at the time.

Clothes

We hope that children in Explorers Class will enjoy a variety of play – some of it messy! With this in mind, we ask families to consider the clothes that children in Explorers wear during sessions.

Key Worker

Each child in Explorers is allocated a key worker. The aim of this role is to oversee your child’s learning and development journey throughout their time in Explorers. This key worker will share key learning activities with children and report strengths and target areas to parents and families.

 

 

Welcome to Leaders

Sleights’ oldest children who are in year 6 (aged 10 and 11) are in Leaders. Children in Leaders are taught by Mrs Walker and are supported by Mr Everall.

Being a Leader means lots of responsibility, being role models around school at all times. Leaders have their own building on the playground. 

Over the course of the week, Leaders learn lots of exciting things.  They  have English, Mathematics and guided reading every day.  

This term, Leaders are going swimming every Tuesday afternoon.  On Wednesday afternoons, Leaders spend some time doing PE with Mr GoKool and the rest doing computing with Mrs Gurney.

Leaders love to read; sharing guided books, class texts and individual reading books.  Individual books are brought to school daily and changed once the book has been read (this might be longer than usual now the books are longer!)

Homework, including spellings, is sent out on a Thursday and then the spellings are tested on a Tuesday, when homework folders are returned.  (Please check the dates on the spellings if you are unsure)  Sumdog homework is also set weekly on a Thursday which includes a variety of different Maths challenges.

 

 

Welcome to Discoverers

Discoverers Class

Welcome to the Discoverers class page 😀

In our class we are taught by Mrs Taylor, who is supported by Mrs Exelby. 

We are in years 4 and 5, which means that we are 8 turning 9, and 9 turning 10 (we love to share our birthdays). 

We have busy weeks in here, with English and Mathematics lessons taught daily, and some lessons which happen once a week: like Computing with Mrs Gurney and Sports with Mr Gokool on a Wednesday, magical music on a Thursday and PE on a Friday (we need our PE kits on a Wednesday and Friday). 

We bring our books and reading records to school each day, and change them when we have finished reading them. This happens during the week when we share our books with Mrs Taylor or Mrs Exelby. 

Each week, homework is set up for us on Sumdog. Sumdog is a fun website, which helps us practice our maths skills through playing games. It is set up for us to complete on a Thursday. We also get spelling homework too. This happens every other Thursday, and we are tested on the spellings during the Tuesday of the second week. We practice our spellings during the week at school, too.

Below, you will find blogs that we write, to share all of the special memories we make in this class. Feel free to check them out 😀