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Welcome to Osprey 

My name is Mrs Bracke and I have been the teacher in Osprey Class for the last 5 years.

For those of you who don't know me I have 4 children and have been involved with Chacombe Primary since my eldest started in 2004. During those years I have been a member of the PTA, taught the piano and, all be it very nervously, accompanied for the school summer productions. Prior to becoming a TA I was a school governor for 8 years.

Initially I worked as a TA at Chacombe Primary School  in Foundation Stage, and have also taught maths and english intervention groups with Key Stage 2 during this time. 

Prior to life with children I studied Chemistry at University - a very different world but very enjoyable. Consequently, one of my favourite lessons is science along with maths, and music (always love the opportunity to burst into song as I am sure the children will tell you!?)

Outside of school I love anything to do with music and theatre. As a family we love to be outside, so spend any spare time we have walking, cycling or getting away for a country break! 

My door is always open, so please feel free to come and speak to me whenever you need to.

 

 

CURRICULUM

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 PE

This will take place twice a week – this term it will be all outdoor on a Wednesday and on a Friday. As we work using a flexible timetable these days may change sometimes so can children please have their PE kits with them all week.

when we return back to normal, children only need shorts and t-shirts for dance and gym as bare feet is best. Warm trousers, jumper and trainers for outside games. As the weather gets colder and wetter, we will still try to get outside as much as possible for games so it is vital that the children have warm tracksuit bottoms and a hoody top to wear.

 

SPELLINGS

Children have a list of spellings each week. We will test year 1 and year 2 children on Monday morning. Please try to practise the spellings as regularly as reading – daily hopefully.

READING 

We will always do our best to hear children read but sadly with the number of children in the class and all the work we have to get through it is often just not possible. Once we are back to normal (whenever that may be) if anyone has any spare hours and can offer to help to listen to the children read, it would really be appreciated!

Currently with books requiring 72hrs quarantine, we are changing year 1 books on  Monday and Thursday and year 2 on a Tuesday and a Friday.

Reading Around the World: If your child is heard to read 5 times or more in a week at home and you have recorded it in their reading diary on each day, they will receive a sticker to put on their reading world and a housepoint. Once they have 5 stickers they receive a certificate in assembly. 

 

TAPESTRY 

  • Observations and assessments are made using our online learning journal which you can access using your login. Please inform us if you do not have this information or are having any difficulties accessing your child’s observations.
  • We may also use this from time to time to keep you up to date with things going on in school.
  • Tapestry can also be used at home to upload images and observations of the things your child gets up to when they are not in school. This helps us to build up a full picture of your child’s progress.
  • For support with using tapestry you can access these self help pages:

Parents' guide (IOS)

Parents' guide (Android)

Information for relatives

Alternatively please arrange a time to come in to see us and we can talk you through the key features of the Tapestry program.

Times Tables

Year 2 children will be receiving their times tables books to practise at home starting wiht their 10 times table. They will be tested every Monday like their spellings and will need to get them all correct two consecutive weeks running in order to move on to the next one.

Children in year 1 will not be tested but will still be learning times tables in a simpler format i.e. counting in 2s, counting in 5s or counting in 10s forwards and backwards.