The following pages contain information for each class at Wistanstow C of E Primary School
Spring Term 2024
WELCOME TO CLASS 1!
Children in Class 1 will be supported by Class Teacher Mrs Watson and TAs Mrs Jones, Miss Stephens and Miss Pinches.
Our PE session is on a Thursday afternoon and Forest School on a Wednesday afternoon. Children should come in their PE kit for PE, own clothes (something they can get dirty) for Forest School and a pair of wellies if it is wet. If your child is unable to tie their laces, please send them in velcro trainers. Please ensure long hair is tied up and earrings are taken out or covered.
Children should bring a warm coat in the colder months, a waterproof coat in the wet weather and a sunhat if needed. Children should come to school wearing sun cream when necessary.
Please ensure your child brings a drink bottle every day.
Click the link below for information on what we will be learning in Class 1 during the Spring Term 2024.
We use the Class Dojo online reward system in Class 1. Each child has their own monster and each time they have gained 10 dojos, they will be able to give it a new look! For every 50 dojos children gain, they will win a prize. Children can earn dojos by reading at home, helping others, trying hard in their work or with their spellings and generally being role models to the other children.
READING & PHONICS
To promote a love of reading, every child will receive a dojo each time they read at home! Please listen to your child read regularly, just 5-10 minutes a day will make all the difference. We will send a new reading book home with your child each week. Some of them may be more challenging than others and it is fine to help them when they need it. Reading diaries are for recording what they have read at home (school books or their own) and in school. They need to be brought in every day.
Click the link below for more information on our phonics scheme Bug Club Phonics and how we use it in Class 1 to learn to read. To hear how we pronounce each letter or sound when teaching, please watch the video below.
Bug Club Phonics
At Wistanstow, we take part in a new KIRFs activity every half term to build up our mathematic skills. We do this activity 3 times over the half term and try to improve our score each time. Children will be sent home with a homework activity at the start of each half term that will help them with this. They may need help from an adult to read and have a go at them. More information about this is below.
Please don’t hesitate to ask for any further info, we look forward to a fantastic year in Class 1!
Spring Term 2024
Spring Term 2024
Adults working in Class 3
No change here; Mrs Thomas will be working Monday to Thursday morning and Mrs Fenton Thursday afternoon and Friday. We are supported everyday by either Mrs Maddox, Mrs Goode and Miss Rose.
P.E is on a Monday and Friday afternoon this term. Children are to continue to come to school in their kit on these days. If your child is unable to tie their laces, please send them in Velcro trainers. Please can you ensure that if your child has long hair it is tied up for these days and earrings need to be taken out or covered in tape. As the weather gets colder, please ensure they have tracksuit bottoms and waterproof coats.
We look forward to our new Year 6 Sports Ambassadors leading some PE sessions too.
Please ensure your child has a drink bottle every day. (Water only)
Your child may bring a piece of fruit to eat at break time ( grapes cut in half lengthways).
Please hear you child read regularly, just a few minutes a day will make all the difference. We recommend, at least 20 minutes (year 5) and 30 mins (year 6) per day by using a ‘free-reading’ book either from school or home. Children know that they should record what they have read, in their yellow Reading Diary, and any extra tasks about their book, in their Reading Journal (currently kept at school but children are allowed to take home). Please continue to hear your child read, and encourage them to read independently too.
Keep an eye out for our new termly KIRFS documents, with maths facts we would expect the students to recall instantly. Any revision at home with this would be welcome.
We are looking forward to a productive, happy and fun term. Do catch me at end of school pick-up if you have any concerns/question
Kind regards Mrs Thomas