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Teacher: Miss Swain
PPA Teacher: Mr Hayes
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Newing

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

Dear Magpies,

Term 1

Dear Parents/Carers


This half term we will be studying a unit called ‘What if dinosaurs had never become extinct?’ – I think our children will be very excited about it! In our English lessons we’ll be writing dinosaur poetry, creating our very own dinosaurs, and creating dinosaur factfiles. In Topic we’ll research into dinosaur fossil discoveries and shall find out which continents dinosaurs lived on.


In Maths this term we will be learning about place value, addition and subtraction, and measurements.

Science Our focus for this term will be ‘Animals including Humans’. We’ll be looking at what animals need to survive, how animals change and grow, and what humans need to stay healthy.


P.E. will be taught on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. 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, T-shirt and jumper) to stay at school.


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! Also I would encourage you to ask your children questions about the book they have read in order to boost their understanding of it. It is better that a child takes slightly longer to read a text and fully grasps its contents, than that child speeding through a text without having understood it.

Please do let me know if you have any queries

Miss Swain


Dear parents/carers,

Please click on the links below to access the remote learning resources for the appropriate week of the school closure.

If you would like any other resources, you can find suggested generic links under the 'School Closure' section of the school website, located here.

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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