cooltext magpies

Teacher: Miss Swain
PPA Teacher: Mr Hayes
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Newing, Ms Maxted, Ms Marshall and Davina

This page is dedicated to all the exciting things we will be doing in class this year.

Dear Magpies,

Term 2

Dear Parents/Carers


This half term we will be studying a unit called ‘Where in the world would you choose to live?’ - It is an exciting opportunity to learn about some of the countries represented in our class and school! In our literacy lessons we’ll be writing letters, recipes and Christmas poems. In Topic we will explore two countries in particular – Brazil and Bangladesh. We will have an opportunity to cook some food, explore mehndi art and have a surprise visitor!


In Maths this term we will be learning more about addition, subtraction, and shapes. Science Our focus for this term will be ‘Use of Everyday Materials’. We’ll be investigating and comparing the properties of lots of different materials in and outside the classroom.


P.E. will be taught on Tuesday and Wednesday. School uniform should be worn into school and children will get changed before their P.E lesson. Please bring P.E kit (plimsolls/trainers, shorts/tracksuits, yellow T-shirt and jumper) to stay at school.


Spellings will be sent out on a Friday and a spelling test will be completed the following Friday.


Each morning I will ask your child if they need to change their reading books. Every day the children will have opportunities to read both during morning registration and during our afternoon ‘DEAR time’ (drop everything and read time). Some children will be starting our ‘Accelerated Reading’ program where they will complete quizzes that test their comprehension of the books they have read. Others will continue using our Little Wandle books. We will try our hardest to make sure we hear your children read at least once a week. Please do read with your child at home as often as possible, it makes such a difference and really boosts their love of books! If possible, please ask your children questions about the book they are reading to increase their understanding of the text. It is better that a child takes slightly longer to read a book and fully grasps its contents, than speeding through a text without having understood it. We ask the children to read through each book 3 times.

Please do let me know if you have any queries

Miss Swain

Documents and Links

Below you will find links to  websites and documents which will be useful for home learning.

The link below will take you to Yumu Charanga Music World which we use in school. You can access this by using the generic log in below that has been created for the class to use:
Your username is: magpieyr2
Your password is: tangerine


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