Acacias Community Primary School

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The Treehouse

Teacher - Mr J Sadat and Teaching Assistants - Ms C Rowley and Ms C Best

The Daily Routine

The children who are in The Treehouse spend the mornings in there where the focus is developing their English and Maths as well as speech and language.

There is a heavy focus on developing independence, understanding of self, social skills, communication and a desire to learn which is threaded throughout the provision in the morning using specialist approaches and strategies to maximise learning opportunities and outcomes.

The children join their classes for assemblies and playtimes.  At lunchtime they return to their classes for the afternoon sessions when they will be covering the other subjects in the curriculum.  The children in Year 4 join their classes for swimming on either Tuesday or Wednesday morning.  Your child will also join their class for any trips, whole-school events, special days or parent learning events. This allows for a holistic and inclusive approach for all of the children by enabling them to develop their sense of belonging whilst ensuring they can access the whole curriculum.

Please see below our Timetable for the week:

Important Information

  • Homework will be given out on Thursday and needs to be returned by Monday. Each week the children will have a piece of English and maths homework along with their spellings for the week.  If your child needs help with their homework, please speak to Mr Sadat before the return day.
  • Spelling tests will be completed on Monday with new spellings being provided after completion of the tests. Some words may appear several times in your child’s list to ensure they are really embedded.
  • We will be changing reading books once they have been read both at home and in school. Please ensure that you have left a comment in the reading record each time your child reads at home. Aim to read with your child 3 times a week so they get lots of opportunity to practise skills. Your child may be asked to read the same book again in order to improve their fluency and understanding. 
  • For those children who read books that are on the Accelerated Reader scheme, they will complete quizzes to test their comprehension of what they have read and ensure that they are consistently reading well at their level.
  • In The Treehouse we have a unique reward system whereby the children each have a jar where they will collect 'money' (plastic coins/notes) for behaviour, amazing work, meeting targets or success criteria and for demonstrating the strong values we hold as a school. They can then save and spend this money during 'Shop Time' which is a 10 minute window at the end of each morning where they can purchase the opportunity to play a board game with a peer, complete some mindfulness colouring or even engage with a range of our learning games on an iPad.

Please see below our Topic Cycle for this Academic Year which shows the Half Term topic focus and what each group will cover in both Maths and English including the focus texts and types of writing that will be covered:

Useful websites to use at home

  • Classroom Secrets KiDS

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/my-account/ 

Your child has their own username and password for Classroom Secrets which covers all areas of the National Curriculum for Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar and Maths.

Mr Sadat will set tasks for each child which aim to consolidate and embed learning on specific topics covered in class each week.

  • Purple Mash

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/acacias 

Your child has their own username and password for Purple Mash which covers learning in all areas of the curriculum. 

Specific 2Dos will be set by Mr Sadat for your child to access and complete.

  • Times Tables (TT) Rockstars 

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/51164 

Your child has their own individual login for TT Rockstars where they can login and practise their times tables in a range of fun and engaging games

  • Top Marks

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing

Top Marks has a range of English and maths learning games which help to practise and embed key skills in different areas. If you would like specific suggestions for your child please message Mr Sadat on ClassDojo or ask to speak to him after school.

  • Spelling Frame

https://spellingframe.co.uk/ 

The Spelling Frame website helps you to practise spellings in lots of different ways and also helps to develop your child's understanding of language. It covers high frequency words and spelling lists from all primary-age year groups.

  • Maths Frame

https://mathsframe.co.uk/ 

Maths Frame has a range of popular, free resources and games your child can access with many tablet-friendly games to help develop their number fluency.

  • Oak National Academy - Online Classroom

https://classroom.thenational.academy/ 

The Oak National Academy offers schools and pupils online lessons and resources for the entire academic year. This website is backed by the government, it is a free, optional, resource for anyone that wants to use online learning to complement classroom learning. It’s easy to use, with no logins and it works on any device.