Welcome to Wagtails

Home Learning-  All Wagtails are to practise their letters and sounds/tricky words and read their reading books daily.


Welcome to Wagtails

We are Reception and Year 1

Class teacher: Miss O’Connor

We are helped by: Mrs Webber


Please click on the links to read our curriculum letters:

Wagtails Curriculum Letter Autumn Term 2

Wagtails Class Curriculum Letter Mindmap Autumn 2

Wagtails Class Curriculum Letter Autumn Term 1 pt1

Wagtails Class Curriculum Letter Mindmap Autumn Term 1 pt2 

Lest we Forget

Thank you to all who attended the Workshop on Kinetic Letters on 1st November if you missed it below is the presentation. Please ask if you would like anymore information and see the school office if you would like to order Kinetic Letter cards to support your child at home with their handwriting. 

Thank you to all parents who attended our Phonics and Reading Meeting on 10th October if you missed it below is the presentation- Please ask if you would like anymore information. 

Wagtails 2018-2019

Our Topic is Remember, Remember 

We will be finding out about some of the key events and people involved in the Gunpowder Plot. Finding out why the Gunpowder Plot happened Can you child remember how many barrels of Gunpowder there was? . And sequencing the main events of the Gunpowder Plot.

We have already made our own Guy Fawkes and Bonfire.

Wagtails Guy Fawkes
Wagtails Guy Fawkes

Later this term the children will be reflecting on their memories and beginning to understand the meaning of symbols, in particular the Remembrance Day Poppy. We will be exploring and discovering the reasons behind Remembrance Day and how the event is marked around the world.

Wagtails are Mathematicians

Below are some links of songs and games we have been using to support our Maths. You might like to try these at home:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LfN12phMW4 Rocket counting 1 to 10 forwards and back

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJoxXWyg7hE counting stars without then with numbers 1 – 10, forwards and back 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAQ2HTqTl2w Jack Hartman, different representations of numbers

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue count on and back 1 to 10 

1 More and 1 Less

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du6JHupzwVo one more song/dance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3b-kcK3Eg8  one less song/dance

Addition and Subtraction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBkpC29_GaI systematic number bonds to 10 using blocks  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwQKugrFmJQ Jack Hartman subtraction stories

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqQ1VkBvuRs Jack Hartman addition stories


Reception  are working towards the Early Learning goals. Click here to view them.

Year 1 are working towards KS1 National Curriculum. 

Wagtails are Writers

Kinetic Letters - Letter Formation

The children are following the adventures of Bounce the brave monkey and Skip the scared monkey.

Please help them to practice this whenever they are engaged in writing at home.

We strongly discourage children bringing toys or other items from home into school to play with.