Silver class

Welcome to Silver class!

Silver Class is a Reception class of 30 pupils. Our teacher is Mrs Ward and our Teaching Assistants are Beth, Jeannette, Esther and Anna.


Our topic this half term is called ‘Once upon a time…’, and as the title suggests it is all about fairy tales! Each week will base our learning around the theme of a different fairy tale. We kicked off the topic with a hunt for the Gingerbread man and then took a trip into a forest where we came to a cottage with some porridge cooling. Next we will follow Jack up the Beanstalk to the Giant’s Castle. Then we have a go at building a house strong enough to resist the huffing and puffing of a Big Bad Wolf. Our half term ends with a trek along a bridge with some friendly Billy Goats!

We will continue to learn Phase 3 of the Letters and Sounds phonics programme. We will be working on new digraphs such as ow in cow and trigraphs including air as in fair. By the time Easter arrives we hope to be very good at blending to read words, captions and sentences.

Our Mathematics work will be linked to our ‘Once upon a time…’ topic including sequencing stories with o’clock times, adding buttons on gingerbread men, helping the 3 little pigs solve money problems and much more.

P.E. lessons will continue to take place on Tuesday mornings.

This half term we are launching our “Mystery Reader” sessions on Fridays from 2:30 pm. The children are excited to see who will be waltzing into the classroom next to share a story with them. If you are interested in signing up for a slot please speak to your child’s class teacher.

Betty the Bear is a very important member of Silver Class. She will be visiting the children at weekends and recording her adventures in a diary. Betty loves sharing and reading books. Why not read your favourite book to Betty and tell us about it on Monday when Betty returns to school.