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Welcome back everyone!


I hope that you have had a lovely holiday and are well rested and ready to start the new school year. I am raring to go so I hope you are too!


How this works...


I will update this page as we go along to bring you information, dates and photographs of the children's learning. I update by putting the most recent at the top BUT always scroll down in case I have added new information or changed the page over.


Happy reading and happy learning! heart


People you will see in your classroom


Mrs Kabesh -  Reception & Y1 Teacher (SENCo)

Mrs Powell -  Reception & Y1 Teaching Assistant

Mrs Renshaw -  Reception & Nursery Teacher

Mrs Bevington -  Reception & Nursery Nurse

Miss Matthews -  Y1 Teacher

Mrs Holmes -  Y1 Teaching Assistant & Reception's Muddy Monday Expert

Mrs Houghton -  Y1 RE Teacher

Mr Kirtley - Y1 Fitness Friday Expert



Autumn Term One


This term sees us learning about ANIMALS. 



The topic is called 'Aren't Animals Amazing?' We will be looking at texts such as 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' as well as 'Dear Zoo'. We will visit the Forest School and be looking at different classifications of animals...are they reptiles, mammals or amphibians, farm animals or wild animals or are they pets? As well as looking at how amazing we, as humans are. (Well aren't we? surprise) In Maths we will be looking at more or less numbers to 20 and beyond, concentrating on forming our numbers. We will be studying Henri Rousessau in our Art lessons and trying to recreate some of his work.


We will continue with our daily phonic lessons in order to help reading, writing and letter formation.



Our topic is called 'Animals and Me!' We will be looking at the animals around us and the patterns that they have. We will be having daily phonics lessons in order to build up a bank of letters and sounds which we can then practice writing out own names and the names of animals. In Maths we will concentrate on counting up to 5 and beyond as well as forming the numbers correctly.


Being the first term, we will get to know the children through play and circle times, allowing their confidence and trust in themselves and others grow.




We will be taking our learning outside on Monday afternoons (come rain or come shine!) so please can you ensure you bring wellies on this day. You can leave them at school should you wish, but please ensure that they are labelled.




PE kits will be needed for children. Our PE lessons will take place on a Friday afternoon during 'Fitness Friday'. (Year 1 will be already familiar with this.) PE kits can be left at school for each half term and then taken home to be washed during the holidays! Please ensure all kits are labelled clearly with names (shorts included please.) Year 1 will also have PE on Thursday afternoons.