Stephenson Class Term 1

Classroom News

Welcome to Stephenson Class! We are all getting to know each other and having fun learning.

Land Ahoy! (Topic and English)

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! Arrr…me hearties, it’s a sailor’s life for me!

In English we will be exploring Captain Beastlies Pirate Party by Lucy Coats and we will be writing our own story based on this book.

In topic, we will painting pirate flags and making lighthouses using simple circuits. We will also be learning about Captain James Cook and we are going to practise programming Beebots to follow the route on a treasure map.


This term the Year Twos are learning to partition numbers into tens and ones. We will also be learning how to add and subtract 2 digit numbers using resources and mental methods. The Year Ones will be reinforcing counting to 20 and will be adding and subtracting single-digit numbers.


In Science we will be learning about different materials. We will be comparing and sorting materials and we will also be investigating which material a pirate should use to make a boat.


Our P.E day this term is Tuesday. All children should have named plimsolls, T-shirt and shorts. PE kits should remain in school all week. On P.E days, please remove any jewellery, thank you.

Parent Story time

Our parent story time will take place on a Thursday morning, 8.40-8.50. Story time will take place in the classroom. Please go to the normal drop off point and walk round to the classroom with your child.



Please read with your child daily, it is so valuable and vital to their progress. If you could please write a comment in their reading record every time they read to you, this will help us to choose books with the right challenge for your child. The book can be a school book or one they already have at home. Thank you for supporting our reading.


Please help your child to learn the spellings that I will send home for the weekly spelling test. It is also helpful for children to revisit spellings sent home in previous weeks to see if they can remember them!

Mini Maths

Every week the children will be learning several number facts which I will also send home for them to practise. Every Friday there will be a mini maths test to see how many questions the children can answer in 1 minute. The children should try to beat their score each week.

The children will record their spelling and mini maths scores in their homework folder for you to check each Friday.

I look forward to working with you this year. If you have any worries or questions please make an appointment to see me.

Mrs JS Gillie

To be the best we can be

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