Orange Class 2021 - 2022

Miss Addis

Orange Class Teacher

Dear Parents,

Welcome back Orange Class. I hope you had a wonderful Easter and are ready for a new term, full of exciting learning opportunities.

We have had a super start to the year and the Orange Class team and I are excited to embark on our new topic which is 'Good to be me' ! As we return, please find below some helpful information regarding our weekly routine:

Staff in Orange Class are 


Miss Addis  

Mrs Howard 

Miss Threadgold 


Changes to the school day:

Drop Off 8.45a.m. to 8.50 a.m. – Please continue to use the same gates.

Breakfast club will remain at 8.35 a.m.

Collection: All pupils will come out at 3.15p.m. Infants need collecting off the yard as now between 3.15p.m. and 3.20p.m. No later. All other classes will also follow these timings at the end of the day and from the exact same gates as we do now.



We are beginning our new topic called 'Good to be me!' this term. We will be learning about our bodies and how we change from a baby to now. Looking specifically at poetry about our 5 senses and looking at our bodies, answering questions surrounding do our bones grow as we get taller or do we grow more bones? . Please see more information outlined in the Summer 1 medium term plan.


Reading  - Reading is a key attribute that we promote in Orange Class, it helps with their writing, spelling and also self-esteem. We are proud readers in Orange Class and each time your child reads at home, they receive a sticker on their special reading bookmark. If they complete a row, they receive 5 dojos. The children will read in school regularly through individual reading, guided reading and whole class reading as we progress through the year (they do not receive stickers for this.) 


Homework – In Orange Class the children will be given weekly homework on a Friday, which should be handed in on the following Thursday for marking.  


PE and outdoor learning - PE will be on a Wednesday for this term. Children will need to come to school in PE kits every Wednesday. They will NOT get changed at school. If we are doing outdoor learning – I will text/ email to let you know in advance. Waterproofs and wellies can be kept in school – they are useful to have in school so we can still get outside even on wet days. Please name everything! 


Snacks – Please send your child’s snack in a small, labelled container or just with your child’s name on. One snack will be plenty thank you and please remember we are a Nut Free school. 


Helpers – We are so excited to be able to have volunteers to read with our children. If you are able to volunteer any of your time to listen to our fabulous Year 1 readers then please email


If you have any queries or questions, please email me, or call the school office and we will try our best to help.  


Each member of the Orange Class team is excited to be working with your child this year and to work alongside yourselves to support them. This year will be filled with inquiry-based learning and laughter. 


In advance, we would like to thank all parents and guardians for your support, enthusiasm and most importantly thank you for trusting us with your amazing children. Let’s continue this wonderful journey.


Kind regards, 

Beth Addis, Julie Howard and Katherine Threadgold 



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