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Scout Road, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 5JR

01422 883327

Welcome to the Ladybird class


We have 17 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:- 

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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
  • Subtract a number of objects from another and say how many are left
  • To find one more or one less than a number using objects
  • To count forwards, backwards or on from any given number
  • Order two or three items by length or height
  • Order two items by weight or capacity
  • Use everyday language related to money and time

Year One children will be learning to:

  • Represent and use number bonds  within 20
  • Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-), and equals (=) signs.  
  • Solve one step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations and missing number problems. 
  • Count to and across 100 forwards, backwards, beginning with 0 or 1 from any given number
  • Count read and write numbers to 100 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. 
  • Count in 10s, 5s and 2s
  • Recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes.
  • Sequence events in chronological order using language 
  • Recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, months  and years
  • Tell the time to the hour and half past the hour
  • Draw the hands on a clock face to show these times
  • Compare, describe and solve practical problems for time
  • Measure and begin to record time (hours, minutes and seconds) 

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

Our book this half term will be: 

'Yucky worms'        

We will be learning to:

  • Explore, interpret and respond to a picture book
  • To write for meaning and purpose in a variety of non-narrative forms
  • To know where information can be found in non-fiction texts
  • Make links to their own experiences where possible
  • To use talk to give explanations and opinions 
  • Broaden understanding and use of appropriate vocabulary
  • To listen to books attentively and respond to what they have heard   

Year 1 children

  • To punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark
  • 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
  • Spell days of the week and common exception words correctly 
  • Sequence sentences to form a short narrative 
  • Read work back to check for mistakes and to discuss with others
  • Spell common exception words 

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:  Growing    

Expressive Arts and Design: Printing     

Topic:   Looking after our environment  

RE:  How can we look after our planet?

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 4th June - Back to school
  • Friday 15th June - Closed for staff training
  • Wednesday 20th June - Sports Day 
  • Friday 29th June - Parents assembly 
  • Friday 6th July - Transition day
  • Friday 13th July - Parents assembly
  • Monday 16th July- Afternoon performance 
  • Wednesday 18th July - Drop in for parents to discuss reports
  • Thursday 19th July- Evening performance 
  • Friday 20th July - Leavers assembly. Finish for summer.