Doves class is taught by Mr Shang and he is funny. We work hard, but our teacher makes learning really exciting. For good behaviour, 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 we are regularly helped by Mrs Fogg and Mrs Allen. 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: Children in Year 2-6 have been given an assessment which will be repeated termly. This gives us a clear indication of strengths and weaknesses and specific areas that need more support. 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)
PE days are changeable, therefore it’s best to make sure PE kit (including outdoor clothing and trainers)are in school every day. Kit is sent home for washing every Friday and should be returned to school on Monday morning.
Please make sure that long hair is tied up on PE days, and earrings, if worn, are removed.
This half-term, Doves class will have P.E on Mondays and Thursdays. Please continue to send your children to school in their P.E. kits.
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, having a planetarium in our school hall, a visit to Bletchley Park and the Peterborough Museum and we will be selling our own hand-made products in our Mini Enterprise topic.
At the moment, all trips and visits are suspended, following Covid-19 guidelines.
Class Assemblies and Performances
Every term (except for summer, due to our production) we will present a class assembly to our parents and carers.