Hello, welcome to Class Four!

Our wonderful class is made up of some children from Year One and some from Year Two – I am excited to see how our new class team can work together and make new friendships.

The adults in our class this year are myself (Miss Smith) and Miss Skiggs.

Morning and End of the Day Routines

Our day will be different this year as we have to start a little earlier than normal – at 8.45! The end of our day is 3pm.

It is only the children who are allowed on the school premises at the moment – so we ask that all of your grown-ups can wait outside the lower gate (Burn side) making sure they give space to other adults and children.

Miss Skiggs and I will dismiss all of the children from the gate.  I am sure we will be super speedy at this as we both know most of your parents already.

Milk, Fruit and Water

All of the children in Key Stage One may have milk – some children are entiltled to Free School Milk, others have to pay (payments must be made via ParentPay).

All of the children in Key Stage One are offered a snack of fruit (banana, apple, pear etc.) or veg (carrots, pea pods etc.) each day.  We love to guess what the snack will be each morning.

You should also bring a water bottle in to school each day.  Please try to remember it should only be water inside. Your water bottle should have your name clearly written on it.

Our PE lessons this term will be every Wednesday.  We will have gymnastic lessons with Mr Gilmore.

Your PE kit must be kept in your kit bag and kept on your peg until the end of term.  Please ask that your grown up writes your name on all of your kit and uniform.


In school we read every day as part of our phonics lessons as well as several other times of the day.  It is also really important that you read often at home.  You can read with a parent/ carer, grandparent, older brother or sister – all I ask is that you read at home three times each week and ask whoever you read with to sign your reading diary.

Those who remember to do this will be able to gain points on our whole class reading challenge.  I hope we can work as a whole class team to achieve our reward.

Reading books will be sent home every Friday along with our weekly spelling challenge.

Autumn Topics

Our topics for the Autumn 2 half term are as follows:

Science – Seasonal Changes (Why are there so many leaves on the floor?)
Geography – Locations of hot and cold places in the world (Why can’t penguins live near the equator?)
Art – Using colour (What do we mean by hot and cold colours?)
Computing – Pictures tell a thousand words (DL)
Music – Rhythm in the way we walk and banana rap
RE – Why are gifts given at Christmas?
PSHCE – Relationships and Friendships
PE – Mastering basic movements and Gymnastics

Class Dojo
This year we will be using Class Dojo school-wide as a means of maintaining parent communication and as our whole-school rewards system.

Dojo Points can be awarded for trying hard, great work, following school rules, setting a good example…the list goes on.  Dojo points will be counted up and added to your House Team points – working towards a reward for everyone in your House.

I will be posting regular updates to our Class Story throughout the year as well as reminders for parents and pupils.

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Dates for Diaries:

Wednesday 11th November – Flu vaccinations

Wednesday 11th November – Parents Evening

Friday 13th November – Non-uniform day for Children in Need

Wednesday 18th November – Odd Sock Day for Anti-Bullying Week

Monday 7th December – Christmas Jumper Day

W/b Monday 7th December – Phonics Screening Week

Tuesday 15th December – Year 1 and 1/2 Christmas Party

Friday 18th December – Inset Day (school closed to pupils)


I know this is going to be a year to remember and I am excited to see what our class team can achieve.


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