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Scout Road, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 5JR

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Welcome to the Ladybird class


We have 18 children in our class. 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:- 

'Zoom around' 


Reception children will be learning to: 

  • Recognise numbers 1-20 
  • Understand how numbers can be represented 
  • Forming numbers 0-9 correctly.
  • Counting objects and matching the quantity to the correct numeral
  • Add two groups of objects together and say what the total is
  • To find one more or one less than a number using objects
  • To count forwards, backwards or on from any given number
  • Name 2D and 3D shapes
  • Talk about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes

Year One children will be learning to:

  • Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 10
  • Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-), and equals (=) signs. 
  • Add and subtract one digit numbers to 10 including zero. 
  • Solve one step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations and missing number problems. 
  • Recognise and name common 2-D shapes, including: (for example, rectangles (including squares), circles and triangles)
  • Recognise and name common 3-D shapes, including: (for example, cuboids (including cubes), pyramids and spheres.)
  • Count to twenty forwards, backwards, beginning with 0 or 1 from any given number
  • Count read and write numbers to 20 in numerals and words
  • Given a number, identify one more or one less
  • Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including a number line
  • Use and understand the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most and least. 


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

Our books this half term will be: 

'Man on the Moon (a day in the life of Bob)' and 'The Naughty Bus'

We will be learning to:

  • Explore, interpret and respond to a picture book
  • Make links to their own experiences where possible
  • Explore characters and draw inferences to aid understanding of them
  • Broaden understanding and use of appropriate vocabulary
  • Sound out simple words and spell correctly using correct phonics sounds - 
  • Write simple sentences, using finger spaces and full stops - Year 1
  • To write for a different purpose about fictional personal experiences 
  • Join in with repeated refrains.
  • Sequence events 
  • Use imaginative vocabulary  

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:  Forces   

Expressive Arts and Design: Junk Modelling and painting     

Topic:  Different forms of transport. Planning journeys. How transport has changed through time.   

RE: What makes a good helper. 

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. 

 Possible help parents can offer at home:

  • Reading/ story telling daily
  • Talking about everyday things that occur
  • Practice holding a pencil correctly
  • Practice writing simple sentences, using finger spaces and full stops
  • Getting dressed and undressed independently
  • Practice writing numbers and counting out loud
  • Simple addition and subtraction sums
  • Learn number bonds to 10

 Dates for your Diary:

  • Monday 8th January - Back to school
  • Tuesday 16th January - Book fair 
  • Friday 19th January - Parents assembly
  • Monday 22nd January - Healthy week 
  • Monday 22nd January - Proud piece
  • Wednesday 24th January - Better living team spending the day in school
  • Friday 2nd February - Parents assembly
  • Wednesday 7th February- Safer internet day
  • Wednesday 14th February - Trip to Bury transport museum (All day) 
  • Thursday 15th February - Chinese New Year art afternoon
  • Friday 16th February - Parents assembly 
  • Friday 16th February - Break up for half term

 See what fun we have been having!