Westmere Primary School

Welcome to France Class

Class Teachers: Miss Winn

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Angie Whistler

We are a fabulous Year 1/2 class. This year, our wonderful team will consist of Miss Winn (Teacher) and Mrs Whistler (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 TUESDAY AND THURSDAY. 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 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, if the children read 10/25/50 times at home they will receive a certificate and if they have read more than 3 times per week, they will receive extra playtime. In addition, every time the children reads at home, it equates to raffle ticket and they are entered into a prize draw (drawn at the end of each term). Therefore, books need to be brought into school EVERYDAY so that they can be checked and changed.

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 World Explorers – We will be following in the footsteps of some of greatest explorers such as Sir Robert Scott, Howard Carter, Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong.

‘… so grab a bag and pack your supplies as we set off across land and sea to discover what undiscovered treasures the world holds!’

Finally, if you should have a questions or queries, parents/carers can contact the class teacher by making an appointment at the office or by contact them directly via e-mail. However, please remember to check the school’s website and Facebook page, along with letters for regular updates and notifications.