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Miss Austin

My name is Mrs Shearer, I am the Teaching Assistant in this class. I will be working with Year 1 each morning.
My name is Miss Austin and I am your class teacher. I am very excited to be teaching you this year.

Welcome back to school. I hope everyone has had a great October half-term. I operate an ‘open door policy’ and will be available briefly each morning to answer any questions or if you would like to talk about anything in private or in more detail then please make an appointment for the end of the school day.

As well as this we will be busy doing lots of festive activities including preparing for the Christmas play and also spending some time learning about Remembrance Day.

The topic for Spring term  is Paws, Claws and Whiskers. The topic overview can be found below.

Spellings; We will be issuing your child with a new set of spellings every Friday. They can be found in your child’s orange spelling book which they will bring home each week. Please take some time to practise with your child. There are lots of fun ideas and activities you could use to help with this (i.e.) air spelling where you write the word in the air; shaving foam on a plate where your child writes the word in shaving foam, writing it on your back, pyramid spelling; this is where you write the word in the shape of a pyramid. If you have bath crayons you could even get your child to write them in the bath!

Homework; Your child will receive a piece of homework each week, which will either be English or Maths related. This will be linked to the learning we have been doing in class. Please support and encourage your child to do this. Please ensure it is handed in by the date stated on the homework. Topic homework will handed out half termly.

Reading; We will hear your child read twice a week, once individually and once during a guided reading session. Please support your child’s reading development by hearing them read for at least 10 minutes per night at home. There are ideas of questions you could ask your child under the curriculum pages on this website.

PE Days; Please make sure your child’s PE kit remains in school throughout the half term. Our PE days are as follows; Tuesday afternoon with Soccer Stars and a Thursday morning which will be focused on fundamental skills of throwing, catching and rolling and we will also be spending this time to practise our dances for the Christmas play.

Show and Tell; As of this term I am going to structure Show and Tell a little differently. As from now I will select 3 children a week to bring in an item for Show and Tell for them to share with the class. I will send out a note with the selected children on a Friday when homework is given out. Please support your child to select an item of meaning to them so that they are able to speak about it in some detail to their peers. Thank you for your anticipated support with this.

After School Clubs; If your child is interested in attending any after school clubs then please see the link on the school website or speak to myself.


We celebrated Harvest and shared with the congregation ‘What harvest is and why we celebrate harvest.’


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