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English and maths plans wb 6th januAry


Parents information


Safety for Everyone!

These are unprecedented times in school and in order to keep everyone safe, please could we remind you to follow the recommended guidance when dropping off and collecting your child/ren;

  • To wear a face mask/ covering within the school grounds  
  • To follow the social distancing markers within the school grounds
  • To not congregate in front of classroom doors
  • Remember that only 1 adult is permitted per family  

Thechildren wash their hands when they come into school and are using hand sanitizer/ washing their hands frequently throughout the day. They are very good good at elbow bumps and air hugs and we have got our morning handwashing routine perfected!


Our PE times change each half term so to avoid confusion, it is best if your child's PE kit stays in school for the half term rather than being sent home each week!

Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school (T-shirt, shorts and pumps/trainers) and that all items of PE kit and uniform are clearly labelled with their name. It is very difficult to help children sort out their clothes when they are not named and a whole class is trying to get changed!! We encourage children to practise getting dressed at home to help them get changed independently in school.

Snack is 20p a day (or £1 a week) for a piece of fruit in the morning. Please send your child's money in each Monday, in an envelope with their name clearly marked.
Free fruit is provided in the afternoon.

Reading books:
Please read with your child every night and bring book bags into school every day. It is important that you sign and date their reading record when you have heard them at home! There are house points for each child who has read the night before and had their diary signed and dated - there are also prizes at the end of each week for every child who has read every day that week!

Water bottles:
Children should bring in a water bottle to keep in class which they can access throughout the day. It is school policy however, that drinks must be water only. Please make sure your child's name is written clearly on their water bottle.

Home learning activities will be set each week via Google Classrooms - all children have been given a login so please help your child to login and complete their home learning. If you have any difficulties with the system do let me know!

Please ensure that your child does not bring in toys from home as we have found that these are often the cause of upset, especially if they are lost or damaged. 

Useful websites


(choose Phase 3 set as these are the most needed)

Click here to play Pho​nics games 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=388Q44ReOWE (dance)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAT5NiWHFIU (yoga)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6r99N3kXME (Joe Wicks announcement for daily PE)


Online dictionary 
https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english (just type the wordinto the search bar at the top of the page and press "return")



Our first topic for the Spring term is "Heroes" Our focus book is "Traction Man is Here" by Mini Grey and we will have lots of fun following his adventures. As part of this topic, we will also be learning about online safety and how to keep ourselves safe. We will be exploring the qualities that make someone a hero and finding out about some real life heroes and their adventures. We will be learning how to be fit and strong - what do we need to eat and drink - and will make a healthy Superhero Smoothy!




The wonderful story "George and The Dragon" is our focus book for our learning about castles. We will explore what life was like in castles - who lived in them and what roles did they have? We will learn about different types of castles and labelling the parts of the castles. In Art and DT we will be designing a shield and learning a little about The Bayeux Tapestry - we will even try a little sewing! In music we will listen to some medieval music and explore some of the instruments of that time. 


This term we will be continuing to make sure we know our numbers securely!

We will be doing lots of counting - counting on and back in one's to 10, 20 and up to 100.

We will be learning more about number bonds - this time up to 20 and learning how to add and subtract 2 single digit numbers.

We will be exploring time and learning about "o'clock" and "half past"

We will also be practicing writing our numbers correctly and learning to read the number names - eg, 4 = four etc




Phonics is a vital lesson for all young children as they begin their learning journey - it gives them the tools they need to help them learn to become confident and competent readers and writers. The children receive a discrete 20 minute phonics lesson every day and they are all grouped by ability to ensure their needs are met. Phonics takes place straight away after the morning register. They will be given "Tricky Words" and sound flashcards to keep in their book bags and to practice each day at home.