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Little Dewchurch Primary School


Welcome to Class 1


The Class Teacher is Mrs Jenkins and the Teaching Assistant is Mrs Santos-Cruz

Class Teacher—Mrs Jenkins
Class Assistant—Mrs Santos Cruz

Welcome to the Class 1 page! Please check here for all the terms information and notices. 

Dates for your diary

Bedtime Stories - Wednesday 7th February 4:45—5:30pm

Parents Evening—February 21st

Half term holiday- Monday 12th February-Friday 16th February

Monday 26th February - Maths meeting for parents

Easter Family Craft —Thursday 21st March 2:15pm

End of Spring term-Friday 22nd March 3.15pm


 This is what we are up to in class this term!

Social and Emotional Development/PSHE

We will continue to teach the children about behavior expectations at school. The children will continue to be rewarded for their wonderful behavior by collecting ’smileys’ and we will celebrate their achievements. The children will be learning to ‘keep on trying and don’t give up’. They will also continue to learn about how to be a good friend, building positive relationships with staff and peers. In Design and Technology we will be learning about food and nutrition. We will learn What it means to be a Muslim and continue our Christian values celebrating Easter.

Language and Literacy/English

We will continue to support children developing strong listening and attention skills as they play a very important role in our daily phonics sessions as we learn to hear, say and write new sounds. This term we are going to focus on Traditional Tales, bringing alive classic stories, enjoying the rhyme and repetition many of them share. Children are continuing to relish in book talk, focusing on the characters, beginning, middle and end of the these texts, digging deep into comprehending and predicting the endings and the skills involved in written work. We will focus on forming our letters correctly and some children will be joining handwriting.

Physical Development/PE

Being able to competently undress and dress, whilst looking after our belongings can be tricky so do practise this at home. Children will have a P.E session every Tuesday, where they will focus on new skills and the effects of different activities on our bodies. Children can keep their P.E Kits in their lockers. With lots of opportunities to use woodwork tools, digging equipment, cooking utensils and craft resources, children are developing good fine motor skills. Lots of use with these at home will continue to strengthen the muscles to meet their full potential with their writing.


We are continuing with the importance of the skill, ‘subitising’. Children are gaining a strong understanding of a numbers composition and can apply these facts quickly to addition and subtraction questions. Children are beginning to understand place value and what a number represents, such as how many tens might be within 32. Lots of number talk supports children to explore the vocabulary related to counting, such as more, less, equals, take away, total, plus, even, odd, fewer, greater etc. Year 2 children are improving their problems solving, telling time, shape space and measure as well as continuing to multiply.

Understanding of the World

We will be exploring many significant celebrations that are approaching and individuals from the past, discovering key events and stories from beyond our living memory. We look forward to learning about every day materials, both manmade and natural, map reading and computer coding. As we wrap up warm for the winter season and head into Spring, we look forward to discovering the changes and understanding the processes that take place.

Important Information

Reading books in every day please.5 reads at home a week is a Rainbow Reader Award. 

Log in to your child’s Bug Club account to complete the phonic games and practise reading the books.

Encourage your children to log in to TTRS for their times tables practice.

Encourage and support your children in completing their home learning and spelling practice

Children need to be in the correct uniform and school shoes each day.

Have every item of clothing (including coats), drink bottles and lunch boxes named.

Bring spare, warm, out door clothes for forest school activities every other Friday beginning January 19th.

Each child needs a named PE kit that stays in school. Children have a weekly PE sessions.

Our ‘Show and Tell Bag’ happens weekly. Your child can bring something to share with their peers.

Home Learning 

Year 2 children will have homework set to support their learning each week. Please support them with this along side reading every day. Year 1 children will be expected to read and may have phonic sounds to revise at home.  Children in Reception will be receiving reading books shortly.

Please see our website for upcoming events and if you have any queries or concerns about your child don’t hesitate to speak to a staff member.

We continue to work with you as partners in your child’s education.