Wilby Primary

'I can do all things through Him who gives me strength' (Philippians 4:13*) Wilby CE Primary School
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  • We are all different but all equally important at Wilby Alfie
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  • Wilby is just the most amazing school in the entire world! Harvey
  • We have a positive attitude towards being ourselves here. We know making mistakes is fine! It is how we learn Wren
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  • We have faith that everyone will do well and we make sure no one is left behind
  • I love Wilby because no one is left out
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 Wren Class




Spring  Term 2024

Welcome to Wren Class. We are a mixed class of Year 1 and Year 2 children


Mrs Berkley - Class Teacher  and Mrs Martin-Class Teacher

Mrs Coduri-Dunn - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Kent - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Kerry - Teaching Assistant 

Mrs Edhouse - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Rachel Warnes - Teaching Assistant



We hope that you’ve had a restful and enjoyable Easter holiday. We are delighted to welcome you all back to the start of our new summer term and the prospect of warmer and sunnier days ahead!

This term, teaching will be shared between the two of us, with Mrs Berkley teaching Monday – Wednesday and Mrs Martin, Wednesday – Friday. More details can be found on the class timetable which is on our class story on Class Dojo. We can both be contacted via Dojo at any time and will respond during the school day to any messages sent. Messages sent out of school hours may be read but not actioned until the next day.

We have a fun term ahead of us with lots of exciting lessons planned.

This term we will be learning about the Great Fire of London; how it started and why it spread and the differences between firefighting in 1666 compared to now. We will also be using our knowledge of the Romans to look at London through the ages. Our second topic will be a local field study of Wilby and its surroundings which will involve using maps and learning to how read them.

In science, we will be investigating the growth or plants and trees and we will be learning how to recognise common plants and trees. We will be learning about pollination and how important it is for our world. We will look at what a seed needs to grow successfully and will be planning some experiments to test our ideas.

In art the children will be investigating printing using their hands, plasticine plates and exploring how they can build up images by creating multiples, and use line, shape, colour and texture to explore pattern, sequencing and symmetry. In DT the children will be exploring food science.

 In RE we will be learning about why Christians trust Jesus and follow him and investigating the Jewish religion and why they believe that the Torah is such a joy for the Jewish Community. We will learn through stories and discussion to educate the children about religions and worldviews and their impact on individuals, communities and the wider world.

 In maths both year groups will be revisiting place value and number as well as continuing to learn about addition and subtraction. New areas of learning will include time, fractions and position and direction and money. The children will continue to improve their skills and knowledge this term by using objects and pictures to consolidate their learning. Our maths lessons will be largely practical, with a written task included to check understanding. The children will be learning how numbers and maths fit into our world and how we can see maths everywhere.

In English both year groups will be developing their English skills through becoming familiar with texts selected from the Write Stuff scheme, particularly benefiting from the vocabulary-rich learning it provides. We will be looking at texts that cover the Great Fire of London and some books that will develop their narrative writing skills.

In music this term, we will be exploring using different instruments. We will be exploring pitch, beat and rhythm whilst exploring tuned instruments and their sounds.

PE will remain on a Friday afternoon and children should continue to come into school in PE kits on Fridays. Please make sure your child is dresses appropriately for the weather for these lessons as Mrs Coduri-Dunn hopes to do lessons outside with them whenever possible.

In PSHE we will continue to follow the ‘no-outsiders’ scheme with a particular focus on Health and safety and alongside this the children will also follow a programme called ReflectED in which they will reflect on what helps them learn best, including developing a ‘Growth Mindset’ or positive attitude towards overcoming challenge etc.

Reminders for this half term: Please could homework be completed and back in school by Wednesday. We will continue to alternate sheet homework and online homework each week. If you would rather your child does not to take part in the online homework, please make sure the children practise their number bonds (YEAR 1) or times tables (YEAR 2). Ideas for activities or games to help with this can be found in their homework folders.  Reading books should be brought into school every day but especially on Fridays  when they will be changed if they have been read to an adult and recorded in their reading record.

We look forward to helping the children through their learning journeys this term.


Friday         - Reading books changed

                   - New homework given out

                   - PE Kit needed in school.



Oxford Owl Phonics Link

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