Happy and Successful Children

Whitecotes Lane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 3HJ


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Spring 1 Term


Dates for your diary:

School reopens – Mon 8th January

Fire Safety Talk (Year 2’s) Wed 17th Jan

Homework show – Thursday 15th Feb @ 3pm

School closes – Friday 16th Feb

School reopens – Monday 26th Feb

Class 3

Welcome to Class 3!

We will be doing lots of learning and having lots of fun doing it this year.

The class teachers are Miss Doherty on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Thomas on Thursday and Friday.

Mrs Preston will be helping us  in Maths and English and also teaching us on a Wednesday afternoon. 

This year we will be following the new curriculum through exciting topic such as ; Paws, Claws and Whiskers, Dinosaur Planet, Moon Zoom, Street Detective, Wriggle and Crawl, and Enchanted Woodland.

The Spring 1 topic is MOON ZOOM! 

We are going to be going on an exciting adventure into space, learning about the planets in our solar system and the astronauts that have explored it!

We have already has a visitor crash land in school and cannot wait to find out where he is from! 





English this term will focus on:

 Develop positive attitudes towards and stamina for writing by writing for different purposes.

Consider what they are going to write before beginning by writing down ideas and/or key words, including new vocabulary.

Make simple additions, revisions and corrections to their own writing by proof-reading to check for errors.

Use subordination in their writing

Maths this term will focus on:


Year 1- Number - Count read, write numbers in numerals and words.

Identify 1 more/ 1 less than a given number.

Recognising 2D and 3D shapes.

Number bonds to 20.

Add and subtract 1 digit numbers and 2 digit numbers.

Solve problems involving addition and subtraction.

Year 2

Money – recognising coins and notes. Adding amounts together and finding the difference in order to give change

Statistics- recognising, making and interpreting tally charts pictograms, block and bar charts and tables.

Recognising and understanding properties of 2D and 3D shapes


Things to Remember:

  • Reading books must be in school everyday.
  • Monday - New homework to be given for the week.
  • Tuesday and Thursday - PE, all children will need their PE kits in school.
  • Friday - Homework check.

The children will have weekly homework (English and Maths), which will be sent out on a Monday and checked on a Friday   A homework project is set for the children to work on over the half term linked to the topic they are learning about in class.  At the end of the term, there is an opportunity for the children to show case their homework projects to parents.  Everyone is welcome.


PE is a statutory requirement. Class 3 PE is currently every Monday and Tuesday afternoon. All children are expected to have the correct school PE kit each week; navy blue shorts, navy blue jogging bottoms, white t-shirt, pumps or trainers.  Children must not come to school with jewellery on i.e. necklaces, bracelets etc. and if children wear earrings, they must be able to take them out for PE. Children with long hair also need to tie their hair back for PE.

Reading at Home

Children are expected to read frequently at home. They should read independently, as well as having the opportunity to read to/with their adult. All children need to increase their reading pace and fluency. This year, we are taking part in the '100 books to read' challenge. This challenge encourages children to read a range of books and expand their love of reading.


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