Doves class is taught by Mr Shang, who enjoys teaching fun, engaging lessons. We work hard, but our teacher makes learning really exciting. For good behaviour, hard work and positive attitude, we get prize tickets and at the end of the week we get to pick a treat if we get drawn out of the bucket.
Welcome to Doves
We are a mixed class of years 5 and 6. Our teacher is Mr Shang and our teaching assistant is Mrs Fogg. Doves class understand that we are some of the oldest in the school and therefore, we have lots of responsibilities to help keep the school running smoothly and to set a good example for the younger children of the school.
Reading: Your child will take a STAR Reader test each term which will determine which colour book-band they are on. We ask that they bring their school reading book home each day and that they spend time reading at home. When your child has finished a book, they will be able to take an Accelerated Reader quiz.
Spellings: As part of our on-going teaching of spelling patterns and spelling rules, these will be addressed and taught in class. This will give us the opportunity to focus on individual gaps and any common misconceptions. We will provide feedback at parents meetings on specific areas of weakness and any specific spelling patterns/rules that your child needs support with.
PE (PE kit)
Our PE days will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, unless stated otherwise. Children should come to school ready, in their PE kit, on these days.
Please make sure that long hair is tied up on PE days, and earrings/watches, if worn, are removed. Fitness watches are permitted; however, the must be covered by wrist bands (sweat bands).
Trips and Visits
We are very lucky to be going on some fantastic trips this year and we will be taking part in some memorable experiences. These include, a trip to Harry Potter world, in November, a visit from a Highwayman, in Spring and a trip to local lakes in, in summer.
Class Assemblies and Performances
Every term (except for summer, due to our production) we will present a class assembly to our parents and carers.