Selling C of E Primary School

Pilgrims Way Primary
Village Acedemy

Class 1

A Message from the Class Teacher, Mrs Metcalfe & Mrs Ormerod


2016-17 Term 2 - Curriculum Newsletter

We hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing half term.

Please see attached table that shows the different areas of learning for each subject this half term.

In addition, PE will continue to be on a Tuesday and music with Ms Wilmott on a Wednesday afternoon.

Spellings will continue to be set this term. We still have a few “common exception words” to learn and then the weekly spellings will change to reflect the phonics that we are learning in class that particular week.

Now the weather is turning colder all children should have a named coat in school.

The show and tell rota was sent out last week, let us know if you did not see this for some reason.

Watch out for details about our upcoming Christmas play. I’m sure you will know we have begun practice when the children come home singing the songs!

As usual, if there are any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with any of us.

Kind regards,

Mrs Ormerod and Mrs Metcalfe.

PDF icon Term 2 overview


2016-17 Term 1 - Curriculum Newsletter

Welcome back to school after what we hope was a relaxing summer break and of course welcome to year 1! The children have already done a fabulous job in settling into their new class and we are really pleased with them all. We are particularly impressed with how all children are coming into class independently and how quickly they have adapted to new routines.

Please see attached a half term overview detailing what we will be covering each week across the subjects. Whilst we aim to stick to this schedule there may be some variance from time to time.

In addition to what is shown on the overview, PE will be on a Tuesday afternoon. The children will need their PE kit in school at all times just in case we need to change PE sessions for any reason. Could you please ensure that all kit is labelled. Thank-you. Music with Ms Wilmott will be on a Wednesday afternoon.

Spellings will be set on a Tuesday and tested the following Monday. Initially, the spellings set will all be “common exception words” which are a set of words that cannot be phonetically decoded but are words that the children need to read and spell regularly (e.g, “the”, “saw”, “was”). We will also be working on these words daily in class to reinforce learning.

Each child has now been given a reading book to take home. Ideally children will read for 5-10 minutes every day with an adult at home. As part of our morning routine the children will place their reading book into specific baskets depending on whether their book needs to be changed or not. We would be grateful if you could initially give them a gentle reminder the night before as to whether they need a new book or not. Thank-you.

Show and tell will happen once a week on a Friday and will follow the schedule below. We encourage the children to think carefully about what they choose to bring in or talk about. We love hearing about special occasions or trips out, perhaps accompanied with a photograph or leaflet. Or maybe something linked to our topic at school or a favourite story that they may have recently shared at home.

Show and Tell Rota – Term 1 – Friday’s:



2 – Friday 16th September

Sophia, Sienna, Vashti, Louis, Eleanor

3 – Friday 23rd September

Elizabeth, Alex, Ollie, Daniel, Arthur

4 – Friday 30th September

Harrison, Ellana, Sydney, Ivy, Beah

5 – Friday 7th October

Dylan, Isabel, Noah, Henry, George

6 – Friday 14th October

Genevieve, Isla, Olivia, Emilia

7 – Friday 21st October

Rosa, Violet, Matthew, Harry


There will be more information throughout the term, however, if you have any questions about anything mentioned here please do not hesitate to get in touch with any of us. We very much look forwards to working with you all this year.

Kind regards,

Mrs Ormerod and Mrs Metcalfe