Westmere Primary School

Welcome to Australia Class

We are an amazing Reception and Year 1 class. Our teacher is Miss Wise and our fabulous teaching assistant is Mrs Watts.

Our PE days are Wednesdays and Fridays so please make sure children come to school wearing their blue school hoodie and PE kit. Long hair must be tied back and all jewellery, including earrings, must be removed.

Reading is extremely important so please listen to your child read as often as you can! Children on RWI will bring 2 RWI books home. The paper book will be the storybook they are reading in their RWI sessions. The second book is a story that is linked to one of the books they have read in their RWI sessions. These books will be changed every 3 or 5 days depending on their RWI group. It is really important for children to re-read stories. Not only does this help with their fluency but also enables them to develop a stronger understanding of the story. Each time they read their RWI books, please write in their reading records to say they have read at home. Children do not have to read both books in one night – just let us know which page they have read up to and the books will be sent home again.

Each time your child brings in their signed reading record they will receive a raffle ticket for our class raffle and will be in with a chance of receiving a prize at the end of the term. Children that read 3 times or more each week will also get extra play time on a Friday afternoon.

Please make sure reading books are returned to school. If your child loses their reading record or books then please let us know so we can send new ones home.

Our topic for term 1 and 2 is Fire, Fire! Oh no! Its 1666 and London is on fire! We have received a news alert that a fire started in Pudding Lane Bakery. What happened that day? How did the fire start? Was anyone involved? What happened after the fire?