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Nile Class

Welcome to Nile Class!

Our teachers are Mrs Broomfield and

Mrs Gordon

Our TA is Miss Russell 

Ready Steady Grow!

This term our learning theme is all about living things and how they grow. Let's hope the winter passes quickly and we can all start looking forward to spring! Below is our topic web to give you some more information on what we will be learning. 

Lots of learning opportunities!

Solomon the Camel      

Our mascot is a camel called Solomon! We will bring him home to visit when we are Star of the Week. Star of the week can be awarded for amazing learning but we love to recognise good behaviour, nice manners and kindness towards others too.


We will try to share your child's learning with you on a regular basis via Seesaw. Do ask if you are not sure how to access this, as lots of useful information can also be sent this way.


Nile Class PE sessions will usually be on Tuesdays and Fridays however it is really helpful if PE kit can be left in school all week as this can sometimes change. Once the cooler weather arrives it is good to have some warm gear as we will go outside whenever possible. Please try and ensure all kit is named- initials in permanent marker on the label is fine, that way lost property can be quickly returned.


We would ask you to read with your child as often as possible- it really does make a huge difference to their progress. If they are not in the mood to read to you, it is fine to read to them or to take it in turns to read a page each- it should be an enjoyable experience, not a chore! They will bring books home from school, but they may sometimes rather read things they choose at home or at the library and you are welcome to record this in their yellow reading records. Talking about what they have read or asking questions about a story you have read to them is also invaluable and we are really grateful for your support in this area.


Spellings will be sent home on Mondays and be tested on Friday. They may practise a particular phonic pattern, or be taken from the "common exception words" list of high frequency words that are tricky to spell. The children will bring home a sheet to help them practice.


Year 1 common exception words- tricky words the children will learn to read and spell.