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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 Miss Dawson 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 at least three times in the previous week.

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.

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




Spellings are tested on a weekly basis every Friday. 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. The results of their spelling test will be recorded on sheets to be sent home.


Mental Maths


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




Our PE day is Monday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school and remove any earrings before your child comes to school.


Water bottles


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


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

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