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The Nethersole

CofE Academy and Nursery

Inspire, Enjoy and Achieve, in the love of Jesus Christ


Welcome to Maple Class!


Our teachers are Mrs Johnson (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) and Miss Douglas (Mondays).  Our teaching assistant is Mrs Reeves.


Useful Information


Book bags


All children should bring their book bags into school every day. Please make sure that your child's reading book and diary is in the bag daily. Please check your child's book bag for any important letters that may have been sent home.


Reading books


Home reading books are changed once a week, usually on a Tuesday. Please make sure that you are reading with your child at least 3 times per week. Please sign the diary every time you read with your child and add any comments about their reading – even if this is not the school reading book.


Please encourage your child to reflect on what they have read within their reading diary. Books will only be changed if the diary is signed.


It is essential that children are reading at home. You can make a significant difference to your child's progress in reading by listening to them read or sharing books regularly.


Please also highlight in your child's diary any other books that you may have shared together.




Spellings are tested on a weekly basis, usually on a Monday. New spellings will be sent home on a look, cover, write and check sheet. These can be practised in the blue spelling journal and will be tested in a spelling book which is kept in school.


Mental Maths


Our mental math skills are practiced daily in school. Please encourage your child to practise these at home, a target sheet was sent home earlier this year. Please see Mrs Johnson if you need another copy of this.




Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school and please remove any earrings before your child comes to school.


Water bottles


All children should have a named water bottle in school. Children need to take their water bottles home daily to be cleaned and refilled.

Today, we role-played the story of David and Goliath and then talked about times when we have been brave, like David.

A slimy, muddy morning making wormerys!!!

We found our class tree in the outdoor area!

Our Visit to Polesworth Abbey. Father Philip showed us some of the artwork in the Abbey and talked about stained glass windows and Harvest time. He even played the organ for us!

17th October 2017 - Science Day!!


This morning, we had a mission sent from 'Aqua Boy' to design him a new cape! 

Aqua boys cape had to be strong, stretchy and of course, waterproof!  We investigated lots of different materials and their properties.  We  talked about natural and man made things and experimented to find out which materials were waterproof.  Finally, we decided upon the best materials to make Aqua Man's new cape from and designed it!