Wilby Primary

Wilby CE Primary School
  • Everyone is given the support they need to learn about important things like growth mindset and equality Immy
  • We are really creative at Wilby and there are lots of opportunities to express ourselves. Millie
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Kingfisher Class








Welcome to Kingfisher Class. Our class teachers Mr Easton and Mrs Wiseman. Mrs Samson and Mrs Barber are our Class TAs. 

This term, our new topic is ‘Rainforests’. Our learning will include looking at where the rainforests can be found, the different layers of the rainforest, who lives in the rainforest (animals and human) and why we should protect the rainforest. More details about the questions we will be attempting to answer through our learning and the specific subject related vocabulary we will be encountering can be found in the topic knowledge organisers attached to this letter.

In RE we are learning about Islam about Tawid (the belief that everything comes from God) and the importance of Muhammad to Muslims. In ReflectED we will be learning a new skill-how to use sign language!-and in PSE our topic will be ‘Physical health and wellbeing. What helps me make good choices? ‘

Mr Haynes will be teaching Science and the topics they will be studying together will be ‘Electricity’ and ‘Forces’. ICT and Music lessons with Mr Haynes will be taught on Monday afternoons. In Music  the children will be learning to read music and play the recorder they will also learn about Music history and appreciation through the  Music Express unit ‘Exploring sounds’ and also through special stand-alone lessons. In Ict they will be using a programme called scratch to explore and create their own simple programs.

In Literacy we will begin by studying traditional stories and how authors create engaging settings. These will be based upon the plot of a traditional text and will include poetry and drama to enable the children to internalise a text before modifying and writing their own stories with detailed setting descriptions. There will be a big focus on Wilby’s ‘non-negotiables’ in writing and taking pride in all written work. We will continue to promote a love of reading by focussing on the work of the author Dick King Smith. We will be doing group reading lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays to enhance comprehension skills. Our first group texts will be ‘The Hodgeheg’ and ‘Blessu’ both of which are by Dick King Smith.

In maths we will continue to embed previous learning. Our topics will include place value and multiplication.  We will offer children a range of learning approaches including practical resources and group work to deeply embed and cement skills. The small steps we use in learning are designed to enhance pupils’ fluency, reasoning and mathematical problem solving skills.

In Art/ DT this term we will begin with collage skills before going on to a DT topic on ‘moving toys’ in the second half of the Autumn term.

On Mondays spellings and sentence homework will be set. This must be completed every week and handed in on the following Monday. Sentence homework must be completed in pencil or using school handwriting pen. Spellings will be tested on Mondays.  Times-table facts will also be tested on Mondays and based on this pupils will be told which tables to learn for the following week. Please look in the children’s books to see which times tables they should be learning each week.

Maths homework tasks will be set on Thursdays in addition to times tables homework tasks and the children will be tested on these on the following Tuesday.

Please ensure PE kits are in school on Friday mornings and that all items of clothing are clearly named.

 We know that the children will have a few changes to adjust to at the start of term (especially if they are moving up into Year 2) so please don’t hesitate to contact us If you have any concerns about their well-being, their educational needs or the new structure of the school day. Please continue to use the class message books (available in the school Reception area) or Class Dojo  to contact us or phone to make an appointment if you would prefer an opportunity to discuss anything further.


This term our class author is Dick King Smith. In group reading we will be reading The Hodgeheg and Blessu and our first class story will be Harry's Mad

Class Information - things to remember

  • Monday - Spellings and times tables will be tested-hand in sentence level homework
  • Tuesday-remember to bring back homework
  • Thursday-Homework will be given out
  • Friday- PE kits required