Welcome to Class 1

Our Teachers are Mrs Fudge and Mrs Imeson

Our TA's are Mrs Wadsworth and Mrs Eastman

This term we are going 'Around the World'!

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 We will be learning about countries such as Madagascar and comparing different locations around the world to Purton. We will be using this opportunity to explore different cultures within the class and may be asking for some parental involvement!

This topic has a real focus on learning about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.


Unfortunately Jungle Jonathan had to cancel his visit last term but will be visiting us early this term so check here regularly for photographs and of course on the ILD.  

We have our trip to Butterfly World on Wednesday 25th April. As a polite reminder, if you have not already done so, could you please log onto parent pay to make your contributions. 

We have learnt most of our phonemes now so will spend the next two terms ensuring that they are embedded in our reading and writing. Please support your child at home by reminding them every time they see and 'a' and 'i' together for example, that it makes and 'ai' sound.  Click on the link below for a really fun way to approach phonics and another good website which is free to sign up to is www.phonicsplay.co.uk

A fun approach to phonics: alphablocks

Children will continue with their homework booklets this week to reinforce the learning they are doing in the classroom.  Please work through these booklets at your own pace however please refrain from completing more than 1 sound each day. You could mix it up a bit by completing a sound and a tricky word page or why not practice some number recognition or practice counting both forwards and backwards but don't always start on zero.  Please encourage your child to hold their pencil correctly and form their letters the correct way. 


The children will be spending as much time as possible learning outdoors so please ensure they have wellies to leave in school, and a warm waterproof coat, both clearly named. 

 Please record any books that you have shared and discussed with your child or read to them. The children are doing so well with their reading, we are really proud of each and every one of them.  It would be fantastic if every child could finish the term off by achieving their five page reading certificate and reading badge.


Please pop in and see us if you have any questions. 

Please click this link to view our topic web

Topic Overview


 Letter Formation Guide