Welcome to Class One

Teachers: Mrs Morgan and Mr Shillito

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Wilson and Mrs Strong

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.

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. Please sign and date your child’s reading record.

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

Times tables – we will play the Golden 100 Times Tables game each week so don’t forget to work on them at home. “Hit the button” is a great web based game that will help you learn them. We also do daily times tables to support children’s table knowledge. White Rose Maths offer a free app which consists of mini timed activities to support children’s learning across the Key Stages.

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

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.


Spring Term 2023
Welcome back Class One – hope you all had a lovely Christmas break, eating lots of turkey and chocolates! Class One have come back ready to go in 2023 and we are looking forward to the spring term ahead.

In English we are exploring  flashbacks and we are using books for the Harry Potter series; looking at ways to include flashbacks within our writing. We will explore a range of grammatical terms and devices in order to develop our sentence structures and vocabulary, such as, relative’s clauses, suffixes and tenses.

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 continuing this term by exploring proper, improper and mixed fractions. We will move onto adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions.

Times tables are a vital skill to improve children’s accuracy and speed in mathematics, we will work on these regularly in school and it is vital to continue to recall these at home too.

In Science we will be completing a unit of work called Animals Including Humans -The Human Species. We will learn about human growth, development, puberty, old age and the complex systems that help make us human. Later in the term we will complete a unit of work called Theatre Lighting Technicians where we will learn about the science behind the behaviour of light.

During RE sessions we are exploring belonging to a community – what this means to us as individuals and also what it means across different religions.


We will be exploring the ancient civilisation of the Maya. Children will learn who they were, when and where they lived and also what makes the Maya a significant ancient civilisation.

In music we will be completing units of work that explore Jazz.

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

We will be exploring Pop Art and looking at works by famous artist such as Andy Warhol. Children will learn what Pop Art is, where it originated from and create their own pieces of work influenced by the style.