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Class 1

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Class 1 page.

A special warm welcome to parents who have become part of our school community this academic year.


We know how keen you will all be to see what your children will be doing in school so we will do our best to keep this page updated and share work and pictures of your children’s learning journey.


Please find some key information including staff names, important days, current and future Topics.


Class Teacher: Mrs Murwisi

PPA Cover: Mrs Newell

Teaching Assistants:  Miss Fairham and Miss Bush



Autumn 1 Topic: All about me (Inquiry Question: Who am I?). The focus will be Personal Social Emotional Development (PSED).

       Autumn 2 Topic: (Inquiry Question)How do get to the Moon?

       Spring Term Topic: (Inquiry Question)- Where do we live?

Summer 1: Portraits :  (Inquiry Questions)-What have got in common?

What differences do we have?




General Things



Children will be placed in appropriate phonics groups once assessments are completed.  Children will follow the Read Write Inc. phonics scheme. In their groups, children will be taught to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension. They will learn to form each letter, spell correctly, and compose their ideas step-by-step.




Children will read a book in school with an adult. They are given books that are phonetically matched to their progress. The same book will be sent home that week. This might be a picture book to start with. Please discuss the pictures or read the story with your child for about 5-10 minutes discussing key characters, events and settings.

We recommend you re-read the same book with your child at home at least 3 times a week for up to 15 minutes. In the early stages it often takes up more than 3 reads for children to become fluent and fully understand what it is they are reading.


Depending on their reading ability, some children will often bring a second book, which is to be shared to them by an adult. Please make sure your child brings their school bag everyday with their reading book, reading journal and spelling journal (for the children ready for spellings).






Once the children have settled in, initially Homework will be set on Purple Mash on Wednesday and should be completed by the following Monday. Homework will gradually be sent home in children’s Homework books.We have recently introduced  Phonics QR codes.Your child  will bring a sheet with the QR codes for that week. By simply scanning the QR codes, they will be taken to a Read write Inc video where a trained phonics teacher will deliver a phonics lesson. Simply note down  on the sheet, which sounds your child would have practiced and bring the sheet back on Wednesday for your child to get 10 credits for each practiced sound.




P.E is on Monday afternoon.

Please make sure your child brings an appropriate P.E kit including a warm tracksuit and trainers/pumps - we will be outside whenever the weather allows it. Please ensure all their kit and uniform are labelled. Also, please bring a water bottle to stay hydrated!



Weekly updates for each half term will be added under the relevant tabs below

One family, growing together in love and faith, flourishing in an ever-changing world. We love, we believe, we shine, we achieve.