Westmere Primary School


We are a fantastic Year 1/2 class. Our teacher is Miss Symonds and our fabulous teaching assistant is Miss Missin.

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 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 that are no longer on RWI will also bring 2 reading books home. One of these will be an ability book and the other will be a challenge book. 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 books home.

Homework – children are to choose a reading and maths activity from their homework books each week. These will be updated every term. Children will receive a westie for every piece of homework they complete. Children that complete all the homework activities will receive a special homework certificate. There will also be a topic homework project for each new topic across the year. Children that complete their topic homework projects will receive westies and team points. We will also invite parents and carers to our topic homework showcase each term for children to share their amazing work.

Our topic this term is ‘Being me in my world.’

Family, friends, our school and our homes are what make use special. Let’s take a look at what our wonderful world looks like and explore the village we live in.

If you need to contact us or have any questions, please email our class email italy@griffinfederation.co.uk