Welcome to Base 9!
Miss Owen, Mrs Ball and Miss Davis
Welcome you to our Base 9 class page where we share lots of exciting things that go on in our class!
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Base 9 Homework books are collected in every Thursday. Phonics practice and Number Bonds facts are set weekly, with an expectation of additional reading activities.
We love to read in Base 9 and if you have been reading at home we would like to see your photos up on the ‘look who’s been caught reading board’ to encourage your excellent efforts.
Reading comments should be completed by an adult 4 times a week and need to be relevant to the text that is being read. This is rewarded with a raffle ticket every Thursday for our 'Big Book Draw' which takes place during the celebration assembly each Friday. The children will receive a teacher comment once a week and in the front cover of your child’s reading diary is a guide for appropriate comments.
Homework needs to be completed by Thursday so that it can be marked in time for new work to be set on Friday. It really helps if children are as prompt as possible with this please.
There are also additional online provisions for the children to freely access at home. The individual passwords for these can be found in the front cover of your child’s homework book.
The children also need to know the Common Exception words for Year 1. These can be found in a downloadable document attached below and could be regularly practiced at home in preparation for our daily phonics lessons.
Our P.E. session days are Wednesdays and Fridays and are delivered by Crossbar. The school uniform for P.E. is a white polo top or purple Randlay top, black shorts or trousers, and black pumps or black trainers. It would be greatly appreciated if all pupils could come to school in the correct uniform for these two days.
Animal handling experience
We have had a wonderful experience of meeting lots of nocturnal animals. Mo the ‘animal man’ brought in a variety of creatures for the children to handle and stroke. The children challenged themselves with touching animals they were wary of, they were so brave!!
Black History Month
To support Black History month, we have made links to the Rainbow Fish and Elmer and discussed the messages within these stories. They have helped us to focus on how we are all unique but still belong to our school community and explored how we are all different but share common qualities. During the afternoon provisions we have discussed different ways we can show respect to others and achieve kindness awards within Base 9.