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The Nethersole

CofE Academy and Nursery

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


Welcome to Pine class!


Our teachers are Mr Burton and Miss Douglas. 



Useful Information


Book bags


All children should bring their book bags into school every day. Please ensure 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 on Tuesdays. 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.


Encourage your child to reflect on what they have read in their reading diary. Books will only be changed if the diary has been 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, sharing books regularly, discussing the text, making predictions and asking questions about what they have read.




Spellings are tested on a weekly basis every Friday. New spellings will be sent home on a look, cover, write and check sheet. 


Mental Maths


Our mental math skills are practised daily in school. Please encourage your child to practise these at home. By the end of year 2, children should confidently be able to recall the 2, 5 and 10 times table and associated division facts. Children should also know their number bonds to 10 and 20 as this will help them with other areas of maths. 




Our PE day is Wednesday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school and remove any earrings before your child comes to school. Children should keep their PE kit in school all week.


Water bottles


All children should have a named water bottle in school. Children take their water bottles home daily to be cleaned and refilled. Children should only bring water (no juice or dilute for example)


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or concerns.

Computing - Bee Bots

As part of our learning in computing we have been exploring how to use 'bossy commands' to control the BeeBot devices. We have made predictions about where the BeeBots will end up and have tested our programs. We learnt it is important to decompose bigger problems into smaller steps!

Meerkat Mail


We have been reading Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett in our literacy lessons. Children have been learning more about the Kalahari Desert and Meerkats. They have written some fantastic and informative facts sheets and have started writing their own postcards homes. Have a look at some of their work below.

Sports Relief

During Sports Relief we were able to take part in a range of different sporting sessions including a dance workshop, yoga, running and an obstacle course. It was great fun and we enjoyed raising money along with the rest of the school. 



We designed a superhero and wrote a character description. We then wrote our own stories about how our Superhero saved a teddy.

Topic day - Florence Nightingale - We set up a hospital to tend for the injured soldiers from the Crimean War