Westmere Primary School

Welcome to Australia Class

Class Teachers: Miss Streets

Teaching Assistants: Miss Stubbs, Miss Giddins and Mrs Ryan

We are a fabulous Year 1/2 class. This year, our wonderful team will consist of Mrs Streets and Mrs Cropley (Teachers) and Miss Stubbs, Miss Giddins and Mrs Ryan (TAs). We are really looking forward to working with the amazing children which make up Australia 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 MONDAY 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 tracksuit bottoms are recommended. Children should also wear trainers.

We love reading in Australia Class and children will be given 2 RWI levelled books (one ability and one challenge) and a reading for pleasure book. 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 however they do need to be in school EVERYDAY so that they can be checked. As a reward for reading at home, we all have our own bookworms to record how many times we read. 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.

Homework this year will consist of weekly spellings, a piece of English and a piece of 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. This term our topic is ‘Being me in my world’

‘Family, friends, our school and our homes are what makes us special. So lets take a look at what our wonderful world looks like and explore the village which we live in.’

If you should have a questions or queries, parents/carers can e-mail the teacher on Australia@griffinfedertation.co.uk or if you prefer a face-to-face meeting, an appointment can be made at the office. However, please remember to check the school’s website and Facebook page, along with letters for regular updates and notifications.