Events

Classes

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Reception

Welcome to Reception

Badger Class

Click here to read about our plans for the coming school year.

Mrs Hayes and Mrs Lewis are the class teachers and Mrs Mead is the teaching assistant in Badger class. We value play in Reception and know that children learn best when they are active and engaged.

You will see the doors to our beautiful garden are open all day as children free-flow between the inside and outside environments. We work together as a team in Badger Class, treating people and resources with respect.

Even though we are the youngest in the school, we are bright, inquisitive, independent and creative.

After the teachers have visited every child and their family at home, children will start school on a part-time basis before staying for lunch and then all staying for whole days. This allows children and staff to get to know eachother in a calm environment before all sixty Reception children are in! This term is all about settling into school and learning about the routines.

Hedgehog Class

Mrs Gurnsey is the class teacher and Mrs Roach and Miss Johnson share the role of Teaching Assistant. Mrs Roach works on a Monday and Tuesday and Miss Johnson on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.In Hedgehog class we value play and know that this is how children learn best.

We love children to choose their own learning and have the freedom to get out any resources that they would like to help enhance their play. You will see that our classroom runs as a free-flow between Badger class and also the outside garden area. Whatever the weather the outside doors stay open for the children to be able to make choices of where they would like to play.In Hedgehog class we value everyone and we follow our daily routines and class rules with care.

We show respect to both the other children around us and also the adults.We are a really happy bunch and look forward to having an amazing year with your children.

We always welcome helpers in school, do speak to one of the team if you would like to help with anything from gardening to displays. This can be a one-off visit or a regular arrangement.

Thank you for your support, The Reception Team

General Reception year information

The Snail Game

Following the numerous requests from parents and carers, here is the phonics game your children have been talking about!  Here is the Snail Game and also the Help A Hedgehog.

Maths

Did you know that we advocate the CBeebies programme Numberblocks? It is a fantastic series aimed at introducing children to early number. Snappy animation and loveable characters combine with engaging storylines to gently introduce concepts of number to support early mathematical understanding. Many episodes are available on iplayer or youtube or alternatively the DVD of all episodes is available to buy.

Meet the Oxford Reading tree characters 

You will soon become familiar with Biff, Kipper, Chip and Floppy as your child brings home their Reading Books for you to share at home.

Useful links

 

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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Click here to read about our plans for the coming school year.

Our teachers are Mrs Seal and Mrs Evans for Otter class and Miss Williams is the teacher in Squirrel class. Our teaching assistant is Mrs Stride.

Key dates

All important dates, such as Forest school dates will be communicated via Parent Mail.

Routines and reminders

Please ensure that you are reading at home and signing your child’s reading record as frequently as possible. The expectation is 4 times a week or more so that your child can be celebrated as a Reading Rocketeer.

P.E days are Monday and Wednesday. On each day your child will need a full P.E kit, with small stud earrings taken out or covered with medical tape if required. It is expected that children are provided with shorts, a white t-shirts and daps. Please come in and check that your child’s daps fit, as we try to have as many PE sessions outside in the Summer terms.

We have golden time on Fridays and 'show and tell' in Otters on Wednesday and in Squirrels on Fridays.

Our parents' reading morning is on Wednesdays.

We are always available if you have any concerns or queries, feel free to come to the classroom door at the beginning or end of the day to arrange a suitable time to talk.

Phonics

Phonics is a key part of children's reading and spelling tools. Watch and listen to the short phonics film on the correct way to pronclass making ounce sounds or phonemes.

 

More information

Phonics screening check presentation to parents and carers - 6 February (Pdf)

Useful Websites for home learning

Maths Games

http://www.ictgames.com/aztecTakeAway/index.html

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/funkyMummy/index.html

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zqbg87h

English

http://www.ictgames.com/fallingPhonics/onlineVersion/

http://ictgames.com/highFreq/index.html

http://ictgames.com/dinosaurwordsrepeat.html

Thank you for your continued support and we are looking forward to sharing our learning adventures with you this term.

Year 1 Team

 

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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Click here to read about our plans for the coming school year.

We take pride in being the oldest pupils in the school, setting high expectations of ourselves and being role models to our younger members of the school. We believe that learning is like a tree, we need to strengthen our learning roots in order for knowledge to grow. Our aim over Year Two is to support and encourage independent learners who strive for a challenge.

We will continue to Build Our Learning Power over the coming year. Pupils will be immersed in rich learning tasks that allow them to learn, practice and master skills in core subjects and across the curriculum. During Year Two, pupils will explore many topics and will use their pupil voice to steer our learning to new and exciting places. In each topic there will be plenty of opportunity for children to showcase and share their learning to an audience, ensuring purposeful, context driven learning.

Owl Class

Miss Goebel is the Class Teacher in Owl Class.

Our Owl mantra is ‘#owl you need is kindness.

Kingfisher Class

Miss Willington is the Teacher in Kingfisher class. Mrs Richardson is our Teacher on a Friday morning too.

Our Kingfisher mantra is ‘#go get ‘em Kingfishers, spread your wings.

Our Year Two support team

Mrs Butler, Mr Trenchard and Mrs Twiggs support us with our learning.

Key dates

All important dates will be communicated via Parent mail

Routines and reminders

Please ensure that you are reading at home and signing your child’s reading record as frequently as possible. The expectation is 4 times a week or more so that your child can be celebrated as a reading rocketeer.

Homework will be given out every other Friday, providing 2 weeks to complete together at home.

P.E days are Monday and Tuesday. On each day your child will need a full outdoor/indoor P.E kit, with small stud earrings taken out or covered with medical tape if required.

Forest School

We are excited to be taking part in Forest School at the Junior School forest area. During our sessions we show lots of different learning power skills including co-operation, resilience, resourcefulness and learning outside of our comfort zone. Forest school dates will be communicated via parent mail.

Phonics workshop for parents and carers

Thank you to all of the parents and carers that attended the workshop in school. If you were unable to attend, but would be interested in an early evening workshop then please come and let us know. If we have enough interest, we will hold a second session.

Please see the phonics presentation (Pdf, 1mb) we shared during the morning, with lots of great information to help you support your child with reading and writing. 

Phonics is a key part of children's reading and spelling tools. Watch and listen to the short phonics film on the correct way to pronounce sounds or phonemes.

Useful Websites for home learning

Maths Games

http://www.ictgames.com/aztecTakeAway/index.html

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/funkyMummy/index.html

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zqbg87h

English

http://www.ictgames.com/fallingPhonics/onlineVersion/

http://ictgames.com/highFreq/index.html

http://ictgames.com/dinosaurwordsrepeat.html

 

Thank you for your continued support and we are looking forward to sharing our learning adventures with you this term. 

Year 2 Team

 

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