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Welcome to Yellow Classes’ class page. Our teacher is Mrs Brands and our teaching assistant is Mrs Safari. On our page you will find pictures of our classroom, our termly newsletter and some information about what we will be covering this term.


We hope everyone had a lovely Christmas break and everyone is refreshed and ready for the new year.

Welcome to Ruby Classes’ class page. Our teacher is Miss Treacy and our teaching assistant is Mrs Amatruda. We are also very lucky to have Ms Paul and Mrs O working with us also. On our page you will find pictures of our classroom, our termly newsletter and some information about what we will be covering this term.


This term we will be learning about:

There is a daily Numeracy lesson. This term we will be focusing on place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and money.

Geometry: Shape and Position and Direction

  • Identify and describe the properties of 2D shapes including the number of sides and symmetry in a vertical line. 

  • Identify and describe the properties of 3D shapes including the number of edges, vertices and faces.  

  • Identify 2D shapes on the surface of 3D shapes, [for example, a circle on a cylinder and a triangle on a pyramid] 

  • Compare and sort common 2D and  

  • Use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement, including movement in a straight line and distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three-quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise).  

  •  3D shapes and everyday objects  



  • Recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/3,1/4,2/4 and ¾ of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity  

  • Write simple fractions for example, ½ 0f 6= 3 and recognise the equivalence of 2/4 and ½  



  • Interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables 

  • Ask and answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category and sorting the categories by quantity  

  • Ask and answer questions about totalling and comparing categorical data  




  • Compare and sequence intervals of time.  

  • Tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.


There is a daily Literacy lesson based on a shared text which is read during each lesson. This term we will be looking at Fiction, Poetry and Non-Fiction and we will compare their features.

Childre will be given weekly spellings to learn for a test and other Literacy homework to fit in with weekly work.

There will be weekly handwriting practice, spelling test and comprehension work.

Collaborative/Guided Reading will take place regularly and the children will read in set groups.  Some children will be reading individually with an adult on a daily basis.

Big Writing (creative writing) will also take place each week.

Reading Records

Please ensure that your child brings their reading book each day and please read regularly with your child at home. Remember to ask questions about the text as this will help your child to improve comprehension skills. 


'Sacramental People'



  • To recognise that God is present in the world around us.

  • How God is present in Creation.

  • We find God in everything we do.

  • To recognise that PEOPLE are a very special part of God’s creation.


    That God is present in everyday life.

  • How our own actions/words are a sign of God’s presence.

  • How we celebrate the presence of God in Church.





In our plants topic the children will:

  • Identify and name a variety of common plants.

  • Describe the basic structure of a variety of common plants.

  • Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.

  • Describe the types of weather conditions needed.



Powerpoint presentations

In ICT children will learn to 

  • To learn how to open and save a Power Point presentation.

  • To learn to add images and animations.


  • To learn to add text.




Children will learn to:

  • To identify different types of weather.

  • To identify weather that occurs within the UK.

  • To observe changes across the four seasons 

  • To describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.

  • To locate continents, countries and oceans of the world accurately.

  • To understand key features of the continents of the world.

  • To understand the location of hot and cold areas of the world;

  • To use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the UK and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans at this key stage.


Going for Goals

In this theme, children will learn:

  • To tell some things they are good at.

  • To tell how they learn best.
  • To set goals and to know how to reach them. 
  • To keep going when they find things hard.
  • To celebrate reaching goals.

Good to be Me:                    

In this theme, children will learn:

  • To be proud of themselves.

  • To learn to make other people feel proud.

  • To use problem solving process.

  • To recognise when they are feeling sad or anxious.

  • To explain ways of helping themselves of other worrying. 


This term children will learn how to follow pitch movement with hands and use high, low and middle voices; move up or down following changes in pitch; sing a melody accurately at pitch; recognise that symbols can represent sound, perform different pitches on percussion instruments; recognise simple patterns repeated at different pitches; create and choose sounds in response to a given stimulus. 


This term Yellow class have been given the opportunity to receive cricket coaching from coaches of Middlesex Cricket Club. This will take place every Monday for the Spring term. 



Our PE topic is Athletics. We will be developing our skills in javelin, sprinting, long distance running and throwing bean bags far distances.

Children will continue to have PE lessons on Thursdays. Please ensure that your child has the correct P.E. kit at school every day (a round neck t-shirt, not a polo shirt please) and that each item is clearly labelled. Children are not allowed to wear earrings during P.E. (it would be helpful if they didn’t wear them at all on these days).



In Art we will be learning about Vincent Van Gogh.

Children wil learn to use pastels, chalk and paint to recreate his famous paintings.



Homework will be given out on Thursdays and will need to be returned to school for marking on Monday.  Alongside homework it would be helpful to your child if you could help them practise reading and writing spellings given each week, reading and spelling common exception words and helping them practise the two, five and ten times tables (please note they must know these in sequence, mixed up and related division facts).  Spellings and tables will be assessed weekly. Please not that additional work may be given to your child during the week to aid their learning.  


Edward De Bono's six thinking hats

We continue to use Edward De Bono's six thinking hats to help us to organise our thinking and process or ideas. There are 6 hats and each has a different colour and so a different use or meaning. When children answer questions in class, each question will have a different colour hat attached to it. The diagram below shows you in better detail how we use them. Ask your children what hats they have used in their learning today!


Habits of Mind

The Habits of Mind are a collection of 16 thinking dispositions designed to help children develop their critical and creative thinking skills. Every week children are taught to use a different ‘habit of mind’ to help with their thinking and apply this to their work.

Visual Maps

The children are now using visual tools in all areas of their learning. These tools help the children map out their ideas and organize their thinking.

For more information about the curriculum please contact your child's teacher. 


For more information about the curriculum please contact your child's teacher. 









Information for parents: Assessment results at the end of key stage 1