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 Miss Streets (Teacher), Miss Stubbs, Miss Giddins and Mrs Ryan (TA). 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, a jumper and tracksuit bottoms are recommended. Children should also wear trainers.

We love reading in Australia Class and children will be given 2 RWI levelled books and a library book of their choosing. 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 books need to be in school each day. 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 will be checked everyday 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 Being me in my world – Themed around our local area.

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

Our Topic Homework Showcase is on Wednesday 20th 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!

Finally, if you should need to contact us please do so on Australia@griffinfederation.co.uk or by making an appointment at the school office. We will endeavour to get back to your enquires as soon as possible and help in any way possible. In addition, please keep checking the school’s website and Facebook page as often updates are posted there.