Support, Challenge, Inspire




Our teacher is Mrs Chapman and our teaching assistant is Mrs Whalley.  Mrs Cooper also supports in class when Mrs Whalley covers. 

Miss Whitehouse is our midday. 


Start and finish times

 Start – 8:45    We do quick maths every morning at 8.45 so please be on time.  Please try and order your child's lunch at home.  Phonics groups start at 9am. 

Finish – 3:15


Reading and home learning expectations


Children will have a reading book which is closely linked to their phonics group.  Please read with your child as often as possible at home and sign their diary x3 week.  The children earn stickers and awards for reading at home.  Children will read with an adult in school as often as possible, for some children this may be every day.  Each child has a set day to read and change their book but they should bring it in every day!! 

Your child’s progress in reading will be helped hugely by reading at home.  This will form part of their homework, reading at least 5 minutes each night with an adult is the goal!


Children can change their library books every Thursday in school.  Please remind them to have it in their bags on Thursday. 


PE kits


PE is on a  Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Children need to wear a white t.shirt, black shorts and pumps/trainers. 

Please make sure they have their kit.  It is easier just to leave it iN school in a drawstring bag, on their peg.  They can take it home each half term to be washed. 




 Our Curriculum 

Great Britain 


Autumn 1

In English we have started a narrative unit using the text, 'A place to call home.' 

In Maths we are learning numbers and place value. 

In Science we are learning about plants and what they need.  We will be doing lots of investigations to find things out. 

In History we are learning about The Great Fire of London. 

In Geography we are learning about the UK and cities. 

In Art we are using craft skills to 'map it out'. We have an artist, 'Dave Draws' coming in at the end of Autumn 1. 

In PSHE we are learning about our feelings, keeping safe, rules and online safety. 

In RE we are learning about; Who is Muslim and what do they believe? 

In PE we have two sessions a week.  This half term is learning the fundamentals, learning the basic skills eg running. 

In Music we are exploring simple patterns.  

In Computing we are learning all about computing systems and IT around us. 


 Snack information


Please ensure you bring a water bottle to school every day filled only with water. There will be fruit available for snack at break time. Please only bring healthy snacks. 



We communicate through Class Dojo, if you need me do not hesitate to drop me a message.



Please bring your reading books to school every day. Homework will be given out on a Friday and should be returned to school by Wednesday.  Homework will always be:


spellings  (spellings are tested on a Friday)

maths facts 


I will often share good examples of homework in the weekly update. 


Links to Support Learning

Maths loads of good games,  We use hit the button a lot in class.  lots of games to explore and resources.  This is probably best on a laptop, I haven't tried it on a phone. 

Times Tables Rock Stars – Times Tables Rock Stars (  I will give log in details out for this by the end of Sept. 

White Rose app (this is really good!) 



We don't use as many apps/games for English in class.  There are games on topmarks and ict games like for maths. 

Science  You can select the current topic for Science, watch a video and complete a quiz. 


Computing You should have a log in from Y1. 



Thank you for you continued support


Mrs Chapman