Welcome to Class One

Teachers: Mrs Morgan and Mr Shillito

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Wilson and Mrs Strong

Welcome back Class one. We hope you had a lovely Easter break.

Homework will be given on a Friday and returned by the following Wednesday. This should be children’s own work and they should spend roughly 30 minutes on each piece. Children should ensure it is completed to the best of their ability. Homework consists of reading, spellings and maths. Additional SPaG homework will also be sent out for Year 6 only – this is to support children with their upcoming SATs.

Daily reading is essential. It is still beneficial to listen to children read at this age, and discussion of texts once children have read really helps their understanding. Reading to your child is also extremely important as it supports their learning even in Years 5 and 6. Reading records will be checked daily.

Spellings will be sent home each week ready to be learnt for a test the following week.

Times tables – we practice our times tables daily to develop fluency and children’s learning can be supported at home also. White Rose Education offer a useful and free app and “Hit the button” is a great web based game that will help you learn them.

PE lessons are on Wednesdays. No earrings and suitable footwear please. Children will come to school in their PE on Wednesday’s with a school jumper or school cardigan.

Please ensure your child has an art shirt/apron or an old T-shirt in their bag.
Your help in ensuring children have the right resources each day is brilliant. However, as children reach the top of the school a sense of responsibility and independence is even better. It will prove invaluable once they reach secondary school.


Summer Term 2024
Welcome back Class One – hope you all had a super and well-deserved break. It was a nice long one with lots of sunshine so we are all feeling refreshed in class one.

We’ve got a busy term coming up – new topics and learning, Bikeability, K’nex challenges and with upcoming SATs in a few weeks. We are making sure children feel confident and prepared to do their very best. We are looking forward to a super last term of this academic year (the very last term at Stapleford for our Year 6’s) and we have so much to work towards and be excited about.

In English we are exploring classical fiction and we are looking at The Hobbit. We will be analysing how to write a good opening to a story (The Hobbit does this very well) and developing our skills of balancing speech and narration to forward the action. During reading lessons we are exploring Goodnight Mister Tom and we will continue to explore a range of texts types to build on our skills.

In Maths we are using mastery techniques to develop a solid knowledge base of different mathematical concepts. This enables children to develop a deeper understanding. We are currently exploring area of triangles. Times tables are a vital skill to improve children’s accuracy and speed in mathematics, we will work on these daily in school and it is vital to continue to recall these at home too. Children also complete a weekly ‘Golden 100’ which supports children’s times tables recall and a weekly mental maths which involves completing work across the four operations.

In Science we will be completing a units of work about i) Evolution and inheritance  ii) Properties and changes of materials

During RE sessions we are exploring sacred texts and stories and we will then begin to look at taking responsibility for the world, values and respect.


This terms history lessons looks at three key and influential explorers; Roald Amundsen, Amelia Earhart and Sir Edmund Hilary.

In geography we will be exploring biomes – this includes building on children’s knowledge of biomes and investigating new biomes.

In music we will be revisiting all of the songs we have learnt this year. We will recap our learning by continuing to explore how we find the pulse and play instruments along to the music.

The children will continue to learn French with Mrs Strong on a weekly basis.

We will be exploring Art and Religion, with an artist spotlight on El Greco.


We begin the new term looking at ‘Living in the Wider World’. Focusing on work aspirations, career and finance.


In our Computing lessons the children will complete units on i) Text Adventures, ii) Networks, iii) Quizzing.


In PE children will be exploring Striking and fielding games, and athletics. We will also hold our annual sports day.