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Maple, Birch and Pine

Dear Parents/Guardians,


Welcome back!  We hope you have all had a lovely summer!  Now we have settled in a bit, we would like to take this opportunity to tell you about our phase timetables and routines for this half term.





Mon-Thurs - Mrs Johnson

Friday Mrs Henry


Miss Norris

Thurs am - Mrs Henry


Miss Clayton

Thurs pm Mrs Henry


Uniform and PE


Please ensure your childs uniform is labelled with their name and make sure they have the correct PE kit (properly fitting and also labelled with their name) in school on a Monday.  This can then be left in school for the rest of the week.



Tuesday pm


Friday pm


Friday pm








Your childs reading book will be changed on a weekly basis.  Please support your child by reading with them at home as often as you can (but at least 3 times a week) and record this in their reading diary.  Its lovely to see childrens own comments in their diaries as well about things they have or havent! enjoyed about a book, or their predictions!  Feel free to read additional books at home and record this in their diary too the more the merrier!





Spellings will be given on a Monday and tested the following Monday.




Homework is based on the current topic.  Your child will bring a project sheet home with activity ideas on it for them to complete but please feel free to add your own creativity too any homework to do with the topic will be rewarded and the children earn house points for each activity they complete. 




We are currently teaching the children pre-cursive handwriting in readiness for joined-up, cursive handwriting.  Any work you can do with your child at home to support this would be fantastic!


Phonics Screening


Year 1 children are working towards the National Phonics Screening test which takes place in June 20.  More information on this will be provided later in the Year but if you have any questions in the meantime, please come and speak to us!


Thanks for your support!


Kind regards,


Mrs Johnson, Miss Norris and Miss Clayton

Autumn 1 - Get out of My Swamp!

Key Stage 1 Autumn Topic overview - Get out of My Swamp!

KS1 Autumn 1 homework - Get out of My Swamp!

Autumn 2 topic - Toys

Toys Topic Overview

Toys essential knowledge

Spring 1 Topic - Flight

Our topic for this half term is flight.  Please find attached our curriculum map!