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Scout Road, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 5JR

01422 883327

Welcome to the Ladybird class


We have 23 children in our class this year, made up of Reception and Year One children. Our teacher is Miss Katie Loney.  Our Classroom Assistant is Miss Holmes.

Fresh fruit is available daily and we encourage the children to make healthy choices. 

Milk is available free to all children until they are 5 (once registered).

Water is readily available in the classroom. The children are encouraged to help themselves throughout the day. 

PE takes place every Tuesday Morning. Please label all your child's uniform and PE kit. 

Outdoor play is a big part of our curriculum. At Scout Road we provide the children with waterproof clothing. Please could you make sure your child has a suitable warm coat, hat, gloves and wellies.

Book bags need to be brought to school every day with their reading book, reading record and their phonics book.


Our topic this half term is:- 

'Magical Me

In the first 3 - 4 weeks we will be carrying out a 'baseline' assessment on the Reception children. This will give us an indication of where the children are at. This will then let us plan appropriate and interesting lessons and activities. 



 We follow the White Rose scheme of work. The children will be taught maths skills using a variety of, 'concrete' objects and 'pictorial' representations. They will learn how to solve problems and justify their thinking. This half term we will begin by looking at Place Value.  


Reception children will be learning to: 

  • Recognise numbers 0-5  
  • Understand how numbers can be represented 
  • Forming numbers 0-5 correctly.
  • Counting objects and matching the quantity to the correct numeral
  • Ordering numbers from 0-5
  • To find one more or one less than a number using objects
  • To count forwards, backwards or on from any given number

Year One children will be learning to:

  • Count to 10, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number
  • Count, read and write numbers to 10 in numerals and words
  • Given a number, identify one more or one less
  • Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line
  • Use language of equal to, more than, less than, most and least. 
  • Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 10 
  • Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition, subtraction and equal signs 
  • Add and subtract one digit numbers to 10, including zero
  • Solve one step problems that involve addition and subtraction

English: We use the Ruth Miskin 'Read, Write Inc' programme to develop our reading and writing skills. 

Our books this half term will be: 

'Croc and Bird' and 'Here comes Frankie'        

We will be learning to:

  • recognise our names
  • write our name
  •  say some letter sounds and match them to the correct letter
  • hold a pencil correctly
  • listen to a story and respond with questions and opinions
  • participate in group activities, listening to the views of others
  • create role-play scenarios
  • answer questions, in relation to a story or event

Year 1 children

  • To explore a high quality picture book, which allows children to put themselves inside the story and empathise with characters and their issues and dilemmas
  • To explore how to use drawing as an approach to enhance thinking for writing and developing vocabulary 
  • Use adjectives in writing
  • use –ing, –ed, –er and –est where no change is needed in the spelling of root words [for example, helping, helped, helper, eating, quicker, quickest]
  • Form letters and numbers correctly
  • Sequence sentences to form a short narrative 
  • Read work back to check for mistakes and to discuss with others
  • Spell common exception words 
  • Use capital letters and full stops in some of their writing

By the end of the year to meet the Early learning goal in Literacy children need to:

  • Use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately 
  • Read some irregular common words
  • Read and understand simple sentences
  • Demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read
  • Use phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds
  • Can write some irregular common words
  • When writing, some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible 
  • Writes simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. 

Science Investigations:  Human body    

Expressive Arts and Design: Self portraits     

Topic:  We will be learning about the body, people who help us and changes in medicine   

RE:  Why do we care? 

Reading Books:  They will be changed on a Monday and Friday, however, if you would like your child's reading book changed between these days, please place the book in the box. 

 Help Reception parents can offer at home:

  • Encourage children to practice dressing and undressing independently, including turning clothes inside out
  • Reading/ story telling daily
  • Talking about everyday things that occur
  • Practice holding a pencil correctly
  • Practice writing numbers and counting out loud
  • Learn numbers to 10, counting forwards and backwards
  • Practice recognising and writing their name
  • Encourage children to go to the toilet and wash their hands independently 
  • Encourage children to use a knife and fork correctly. 

Help Year One parents can offer at home: 

  • Read as often as possible 
  • Learn all set 1 and 2 phonics sounds
  • Practice forming letters and numbers correctly 
  • Practice number bonds to 10 
  • Encourage children to write as much as possible 
  • Encourage children to use a knife and fork correctly 

 Dates for your Diary:

  • Monday 3rd September - Inset and picnic 3 - 4pm 
  • Tuesday 4th September - Back to school 
  • Thursday 25th October - School closes for half term 
  • Friday 26th October - Staff training 
  • Monday 5th November - School opens
  • Friday 21st December - School closes for Christmas holidays