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Welcome back! I hope you have all enjoyed your Summer break.

I am so pleased to see everybody and I will to do everything I can to ensure your children are safe and happy in school.


We are going to be asking, 'Where are we going and who are we going to meet?'  throughout every unit of work. We will be travelling around the world and meeting many significant individuals. I am sure you will really enjoy the topics this year.


I will be sharing our curriculum over the year so that you can see what your child is learning. I will be in regular contact using Class Dojo and I will use this to let you know what the children have been doing in class, sharing tasks such as weekly spellings along with ways that you can support learning at home.   


If you are not already added to our class on Dojo I would urge you to do this as soon as possible with the details that have been sent home. 


Please can I encourage all children to be in school for 8.50am. We start lessons straight away and the children are missing out on learning if they arrive late. 


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to us before or after school or send a message on Class Dojo (please note that messages will be replied to during school hours).



Mrs Taylor and Mrs Hughes




Key information



Children will not be required to bring their PE kits into school for Autumn 1. They will be able to wear their PE kit to school on the day of P.E. Our P.E. session will be on a Tuesday morning so please send your children in the appropriate P.E. kit. This consists of:


  • Black tracksuit bottoms, black leggings or black shorts.
  • Red T-shirt.
  • Black trainers or pumps.


PE will predominantly happen outside (weather permitting).


Home Reading Books

Reading books will be changed every Friday. Please ensure that book and reading diaries are returned and in school on this day. Children will take home 2 books each week. It is important that your child reads every day. This can be done independently or with the help of an adult or older sibling. Please also ask the children questions about their book to check their understanding.



Children will be tested each Friday on their weekly spellings. These will be sent home in their spelling books which they can use to practise in along with being shared on Dojo. Please support your child to learn these as it impacts on their progress and supports their writing. 



Autumn 1 


In Literacy we will are reading The Lonely Beast and Monster Poems this half term. We will be writing character descriptions, diary entries and retelling the story in role. We will then be creating our own monster poems. As with every half term we will focus on grammar, phonics and guided reading. 



This half term we will work on place value including reading and writing numbers to 100, comparing values, knowing number bonds and understanding number patterns along with the addition of 3 numbers. We will then start to focus on addition and subtraction learning different methods such as using number lines, partitioning and column method. 


All children have logins for Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS) which have been sent home and I encourage the children to log in at home and play to build their times tables knowledge.







  • St Thomas's C.E. Primary School
  • Pimhole Road, Bury
  • United Kingdom, BL9 7EY
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