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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Spring 2019

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Signs Of New Life

Spring 2019

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River Don Trip - 

Summer 2018

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River Don Trip - 

Summer 2018

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Woodland Discovery Centre - 

Spring 2018

Welcome to Class 1

The staff in Class 1 are Mrs. Frost, Miss Holden and Mrs. Cotton

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This is our second newsletter for the academic year 2018-2019. The second term is one in which we expect lots of progress to be made and, as you know, we have high expectations of all our children. We would like to inform you of our plans for the term


A few little reminders

Could you make sure that all uniform and PE kit are clearly marked with your child’s name.  Outdoor clothing may be needed for P.E on some occasions.

Could you please supply your child with a water bottle as they get thirsty throughout the day.


Our topic  this term is  called: All creatures great and small

As conservation of animals is high profile at the moment we thought it would be a good idea to concentrate on this aspect of the world for our topic this term.

We have arranged a visit to the Butterfly House so that the children are aware of different habitats and how animals are looked after in the wild.

We have started our topic by looking at ’The very hungry caterpillar’, a text that a lot of the children are familiar with.

We have planned exciting activities that will engage the children in their learning. The visit will take place on 1st March 2019 and we will be sending a letter with the details in a few weeks time.

A visit to the English Institute of Sport has also been arranged for the 12th February for KS1 children. Look out for more details nearer the time.




Some of the writing and mark making opportunities will be: notes, lists, captions, messages, letters, banners, brochures, stories, recounts, painting, workshop and through ICT.

How you could help your child

Most of the children are beginning to write simple sentences. Please encourage your child to use ‘Fred fingers’ to write simple words, sentences and stories.

Encourage your child to write a simple list with you for example a shopping list. Watching you make a list is one of the best ways of modelling this task.

Share a book with your child, asking questions related to the pictures and characters.

Mark making is not only a pencil and paper. Paintbrushes with water on walls outdoors, chalk and drawing with fingers in sand are some examples that are just as valuable.

Read Write Inc is progressing well. Most of the children are now independently blending and accessing reading books. If you need more information about this scheme please ask a member of staff. 



Some of the objectives for this term will be:

  • Recognise numbers up to 20 (F2) and 100 (Year 1)
  • Measurement of length, height, weight, capacity, time and recognition of coins including related language
  • Use what they know to solve simple practical problems
  • Counting in groups of 1’s, 2’s, 5’s (year 1)and 10’s
  • Use of symbols to record calculations

We use a scheme called Abacus for maths. There are interactive games online which the children may access at home. Google Chrome is the browser that supports this programme.

To log on to your child’s work area please visit:

Here you will be able to log into the account in the following way:

  1. Using lower case enter the first 4 letters of your child’s Christian name and first 4 letters of their surname.  This will create the user name.
  2. The password is pupil
  3. The school  code is sgps

Some simple games have already been allocated to your child’s workspace related to their learning.


Headteacher: Mrs. B. Baxter 


St. Gerard's Catholic Primary School, Park Nook, Doncaster Road, Thrybergh, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S65 4AE

Telephone: 01709 850568

Fax: 01709 855948


Twitter: @StGerards1928

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