Welcome to Wagtails

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

Meeting Harold on the Life Education Bus March 2019
Meeting Harold on the Life Education Bus March 2019

Wagtails 2018-2019

Our Whole School Topic is Toy Story

We are learning about: Toys (Old and New)



During this topic Wagtails will look at contemporary toys and study toys parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents may have played with. Look at similarities and differences and identify changes in materials and technology. Paint a picture of a chosen toy then move on to study changes in children’s book illustrations. Finish by setting up a toy and book museum.  

As Scientists Wagtails will have green fingers and be looking at Plants and Trees and getting growing things in the outside area. 

Topic Related Website


Wagtails are Chefs

This year we have challenged ourselves to cook our way through the alphabet and to try some new foods along the way. 

You might like to try these at home:

A- Apple Slice Cake


B- Banana Bread


C- Carrot and Courgette muffins


D- Delicious Dough Balls


E- Egg, Bacon and Cheese Soufflé Tarts


F- Fruity Flapjacks


G- Ginger Snaps


H- Honey Delights


I- Irish Soda Bread


J- Jammy Biscuits


K- Krispie Nests


L- Lemon and Lime Mini Cheesecakes 


M- Muesli Bars


N- Nutella Biscuits


0- Oatcakes


P- Pasties


Q- Quick Quiche


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 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:


http://www.primaryinteractive.co.uk/online/longshape3d.html (partially) Buried 3D shapes





http://www.primaryinteractive.co.uk/online/shapereveal.swf 2D shape reveal with option of different orientations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTeqUejf3D0  2D shape song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cg-Uc556-Q 3D shape song but no cuboid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPZegz690Mg Jack Hartman 3D song but no cuboid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ5mZIInE6s Mostly 2D shape song but 3D at the end, more than simple shapes


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.