Wilby Primary

Wilby CE Primary School
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  • We are really creative at Wilby and there are lots of opportunities to express ourselves. Millie
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 Wren Class








Welcome to Wren Class. We are a mixed class of Reception and Year 1 pupils.

Our Class Teacher is Mrs Pickess and our teaching assistants are Mrs Knight Mrs Coduri-Dunn, Mrs Edhouse and Mrs Kent. 



Our topic thread for this half term is 'How have toys changed through time and why?' We will begin by discussing the types of toys that we got for Christmas, grouping toys by type. We will  think about the materials that modern toys are made from to see if some materials are used more than others. Once we've found out about the toys children play with today, we will look into what they were like in the past through finding out about the toys that our grandparents received for Christmas during their childhood. We will look for any similarities and differences between the toys from then and now. We will discuss the difference between age and wear and tear to see that wear doesn't always relate to age. Next, we will look at museum pictures to discover toys that Victorian children played with and look to see they are different to those that our grandparents had. We will compare the types of toys used and the materials that they were made from. Finally, we will think about how we would set up a museum display to help others learn about the changes in toys over time. 


Our Literacy will link closely to our topic following the theme of 'Toys'. We will listen to the story 'Lost in the Toy Museum' by David Lucas  and discuss then retell the story in our own words. We will look at the characters, setting and plot for the story then write our own adapted versions by changing the characters and setting. We will end the unit by writing a museum fact file for our favourite toy from the Toy Museum.


In maths Year 1s will be working on number and place value within 20. We will be using lots of practical resources and playing games to make our learning fun. We will work on reading and writing numbers 10 to 20 both as numerals and words. We will compare numbers to 20 and begin to solve additions and subtractions working within this number range. 

Reception will consolidate working with numbers to 5 and move into working with numbers to 10. They will work on representations numbers using fingers and counters without the need for counting. 


Every Monday afternoon we will be taking part in a Forest School session within the school grounds. These sessions will provide an valuable opportunity for us to be outside in the natural environment exploring the world around us. This will enhance the development our language and communication skills, help us to build trust with others and the world around us, take leadership of our own learning and build resilience and self-esteem. Our science curriculum will be taught through these sessions.


Welcome to Chestnut Class! We are a Year 1 and 2 mixed age-group class. Our teacher is called Miss Laurie. We also
 have other specialist teachers working with our class too: Mrs Coleman (PSHE) Mrs Pickess (Art) and
Miss Thompson (PE.)
Learning: This Summer Term our new topic is Food and Farming. In Literacy we are basing our work on popular
stories including “The Enormous Turnip” and “Farmer Duck.” We are embracing the creative curriculum, making
links to other subjects such as art in which children are making farm animals and chicken hutches based on the story
"Rosie's Walk" by Pat Hutchins. To bring alive this topic through first hand experience, Chestnut Class will be going
on a Farm trip in which they can learn more about the different types of farms, machinery and how food produce such as sugar beet and corn are grown in our local area.





Class Information - things to remember!

Monday        -Children to come to school dressed in Forest School clothing, wearing school

                      sweatshirt and school shoes.

                    -Reading books to be handed in

Tuesday      - New reading books handed out

Wednesday - Children to return completed homework.

Friday          -New homework/Spellings given out.

                    - PE Kit needed in school.