Alresford Primary School

Headteacher: Sarah Dukelow

Ford Lane, Colchester, Essex CO7 8AU

01206 822731

office@alresford.essex.sch.uk

Welcome to Butterflies Class Page

Teacher: Miss Lilley

Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Krysinski (Mrs K)

Welcome Back! 

It has been lovely to get to know all of the children over the past week and get stuck in with our learning already! We have got a busy term planned... 

This term our topic is 'School of Rock'. 

 

Curriculum Letter

Here is a copy of our Autumn Term curriculum

PSHE

Here is a copy of the Alresford PSHE curriculum for your information. 

PE

This term, our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure that your child comes to school in a PE kit that is suitable for colder weather. Please also make sure that long hair is tied back on these days and any jewellery is removed. 

Forest Schools

This term, our Forest School session is on a Monday. Our first session is 20th September and then every other week from then on. 

Times Tables

In maths, there will be more of a focus on times tables. These are really important as this forms a large majority of the work the children will cover within the year. Please encourage your child to play Times Table Rock Stars (TTRS) at home. 

Spellings

Spellings will be sent home weekly on a Tuesday once we have taught the children the spelling rule/pattern that will be the focus for the week. Spelling tests will no longer be taking place on a weekly basis but it is still as important as ever to ensure that your child learns and practises their weekly spellings. We will be looking to see whether the children are able to spell particular words on a half-termly basis and whether they can apply the words they are learning at home to their writing.

Reading

Reading regularly is paramount as reading is a transferable skill across all areas of the curriculum. It is really important that your child is reading for at least 80 minutes each week so that they are improving their fluency and comprehension skills and consolidating what has been taught in class. Diaries will be checked every day so that I can keep a tally of how many minutes your child has read for each day. Children in Butterflies Class will be entered into our class prize draw if they read for more than 80 minutes. They will also receive a certificate and could help to earn extra playtime for our class.