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Welcome. Mrs. Waters’ Marvellous Meerkats. Mrs. Waters. Learn, Aspire, Be. Timetable. Overview of the Term. children hard at work. Recommended Reading List. Assessment. Formative assessment strategies (self and peer assessment) Marking Policy Core Competencies , Certificates etc.

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Mrs. Waters’ Marvellous Meerkats

Mrs. Waters

Learn, Aspire, Be

  • Formative assessment strategies
  • (self and peer assessment)
  • Marking Policy
  • Core Competencies , Certificates etc.
home learning
Home Learning
  • The children will be given Maths, English and Spelling homework each TUESDAY. This is to be returned by SUNDAY.
  • Spelling tests will be done on Sundays.
  • Mental Maths targets will be set and sent home for the children to work on – Focus on Times Tables .
  • The children may be given projects to work on at home – extra time will be given for such activities.
  • The children are expected to read for 20 minutes each day.
  • Home readers will be sent home for the children to read with an adult. Please sign the Reading Record once the books have been completed and ask your child to bring them in to class to enable us to exchange them.
  • A list of useful websites can be found in the Communication Books,
  • Timetables on the GLG– we will update if there are any changes.
  • Healthy snacks – At all times
  • Birthdays – Healthy snacks, small gifts for classmates
  • ECA – Sign up using the GLG
parental engagement
Parental Engagement
  • TALK about Learning
  • Ask questions about the world around us, support with repetition, and extend learning
  • by introducing new vocabulary, ideas and examples (This best done without TV, phones or distractions)
  • SHARE Learning
  • Read together (proven best activity for Primary children)
  • Explore and experiment with new things (kitchen science, building, learning through play, etc.)
  • ENCOURAGE Learning
  • Give specific feedback on how/what they are learning (simply state what they are learning)
  • Role model a positive attitude towards learning, teachers, and school
  • Role model perseverance and discipline – show your child that you stick with challenging tasks
  • Set and guide their daily routines – this also promotes independence, stability and confidence
  • Set high standards and realistic expectations – Discuss and agree on what is
  • expected academically, behaviourally and socially
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Parental Engagement
  • Staff availability - Appointments can be made via the Communication Books / email / Reception
  • Communication books – updates / notes / homework letters
  • k.waters_wps@gemsedu.com
let s get blogging
Let’s get Blogging!
  • This QR code will take you to our class blog. This will be
  • Updated each week and will help to keep you up to date
  • With what is going on in our class.
  • The Marvellous Meerkats would LOVE to read your
  • Positive comments!