Westmere Primary School

Welcome to France Class

Class Teachers: Miss Winn/Mrs Cropley
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Freear
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 Freear (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 Fridays. 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. 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 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. Books need to be brought into school everyday, so that they can be checked and 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 Bright Lights, Big City! – Themed around London.

‘Put on your best outfit because you’re invited to have tea with the Queen! Use your best manners and comb your hair, as one will not be assumed if you don’t! What do you know about England’s capital city? Let’s find out all about London, including its history, transport and famous landmarks. Step back in time and discover what happened in the Great Fire of London. Where did it start? How did it end? Create a model of the bakery on Pudding Lane… then burn it to the ground to recreate the Great Fire. Stand well back and watch how the flames spread. London’s burning! London’s burning! Fire, fire! Fire, fire! Hang on, there’s someone new in town! Plan a tour for Marley the meerkat making sure that he takes in all the sights and sounds on London before he finally meets his family at London Zoo. Are you ready for the bright lights of the big city? Hop in a black cab and … enjoy the ride!’

Our Topic Homework Showcase is on Thursday 17th October 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!