Westmere Primary School

Welcome to France Class

Class Teachers: Miss Winn / Mrs Cropley

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Whistler

1:1 Support: Mrs Hodge / Mrs Crane

We are a fabulous Year 1/2 class. This year, our wonderful team will consist of Miss Winn / Mrs Cropley (Teachers), Mrs Whistler (TA) and Mrs Hodge / Mrs Crane (1:1 TA). We are really looking forward to working with the amazing children, which make up France class.

Every week we will be participating in PE.  Please make sure that children are wearing their PE kits (including their blue PE hoodie) on WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY. We ask that long hair be tied back and all jewellery, including earrings, must be removed. PE kits include the house coloured t-shirt and dark shorts. Although in the colder months, a jumper and tracksuit bottoms are recommended. Children should also wear trainers.

We love reading in France Class and children will be given 2 RWI levelled books. As years One and Two are especially important years, please listen to your child read every day and ask them questions about the text. We do not change the books daily as we are trying to encourage reading texts more than once to build up fluency and expression. As a reward, we all have our own bookworms to count how many times we read at home. If we read 10/25/50 times at home we receive a certificate and if we read more than 3 times per week, we get extra play. Books need to be brought into school everyday so that they can be checked and (when required) changed.

Homework this year will consist of weekly spellings, English and Maths. We will send home a topic homework project each large term to link with our current class work. Children that complete their projects will receive Westies and house points. We will also invite parents and carers in so children can display their fantastic work.

This term our topic is Castles – Themed around Lincoln Castle.

‘We’re under attack! Man the battlements, raise the drawbridge, lower the portcullis and be ready to aim.’ Castles were often under siege and as a structure needed to sustain many attacks from opposing armies. Find out how castles adapted over time and join in the discovery of what castle life was like. 

This term we are going to visit our local castle – Lincoln Castle on Tuesday 28th January (8.30-4.30) Please ensure monies and permission slips are handed into the office by Monday 20th January.

Our Topic Homework Showcase is on Wednesday 26th February at 2:45pm, where we invite you in to see all of the wonderful things that we have been doing in our topic this term. We hope to see you there!