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Arksey Primary School

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Infant Class

Welcome to the Infant Class


Our class name is 'Fantastic Foxes' and we are delighted to be able to welcome the children back after the summer break.  This half term our topic is 'Mammals and Marsupials' we will be beginning with an exciting trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park on 19th September.  Children will learn what all mammals have in common and learn in more detail about some of their favourites.


It is lovely to hear about the proud moments you are having at home as your talented young children grow and learn.  You are invited to make your contributions to our parent's post it note board which is located in the cloak room.  We welcome the opportunity to congratulate your children on achievements outside of school too.  For example, has your child mastered riding their bike or started successfully counting money?  Certificates, medals and trophies are celebrated during our Friday assemblies and your children are welcome to bring them in.  


This half term PE lessons will usually be on a Monday and Thursday.  Please send both indoor and outdoor kit on a Monday and it can be left in school all week.


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Our topic this half term is The Great Fire of London.The children will be learning about the events which caused this event and using it as a basis for some history, art and DT learning.  


Our PE days are Monday and Friday this half term. Please continue to send in your child's PE kit on a Monday and it will be returned on a Friday. Your child will need indoor kit: shorts and tee-shirt and outdoor kit: leggings/tracksuit bottoms, a tracksuit top/sweatshirt, trainers and if your daughter wears tights, a spare pair of socks. Please make sure that each item of kit is named. Thank you.


It would be lovely to be able to share any proud moments your child has achieved out of school, such as dancing, swimming or football, for example, in our Friday assembly. They are very welcome to bring in a medal or certificate to show to the whole school.






Children have reading practise as homework every day and in order to achieve their true potential we recommend reading aloud to an adult at least five times a week. Enjoying a variety of different texts will enable your sons and daughters to learn the features of different text types.  They will have the opportunity to read both fiction and non fiction books from our library as well as their Oxford Reading Tree scheme book. 


Our Maths Passports are designed to help children learn the counting and times table rules and patterns required in each year group.  These skills are best developed in lots of short, sharp bursts.  The passport is a progression of skills to work through as your child moves through the school. 


In the infant class we hope to help your children to develop their independence and organise more of their belongings than they did last year.  To support them with this, please encourage them to remember their own coat, water bottle and reading books each day.  PE kit should be brought on a Monday and can be taken home for a wash on a Friday.


The first parents consultation meetings will take place during the week of Monday, 6th November.  We look forward to being able to show you how well your child has tackled the challenges of a new school year. 

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Curriculum Plan 2018-2019