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Woodchurch CE Primary School

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Rabbit Class




Teacher: Miss Stonehouse 


TAs: Miss Perkins and Mrs Lehane

Welcome to Term 5! We hope you had a wonderful Easter break and are well rested and ready for a new term of learning. On this page, you will find all the information you may need for the term. Similarly, I will share updates on the Dojo page as and when required. You will also find weekly updates on the Dojo page so you can see what learning your child has been doing each week. 

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. 






In Maths, we follow the White Rose Maths scheme of learning. Below you will find the overview for the year. We follow this, however, if we feel that the children need extra consolidation of a topic/concept, we may spend a longer time covering this. 



In Term 5, we will be starting our multiplication and division unit and then following from this, exploring fractions. To support this at home, it would be great for you to introduce children to the vocabulary for multiplication and division and practising their 2s, 5s and 10 times tables. 


It would also be great if you can help ensure your child knows their numbers 0-20 and can find 1 more and 1 less of a number. Please also practise number bonds to 10 and 20 so that your child confidently knows these without needing to use manipulatives. 



One way to support your child at home with Maths is by regularly talking about number with them and asking them questions such as 'What is 1 more than 4?' In addition, White Rose have an app available on the app store called 'White Rose 1 minute Maths'. It would be great to focus on the category 'Addition' as well as 'Subtraction' to begin this term if you would like additional practise. This is something we are focusing on during our 'Mastering number' sessions whereby the children can recognise a number without counting. 


In Year 1, we will be continuing with Floppy's phonics. Floppy's phonics is a rigorous, easy to use, systematic synthetic teaching programme for early reading and writing success. 

We cannot stress enough the importance of listening to your child read at home each day. It will support them significantly with their learning and their consolidation of phonetic knowledge. 

Below is the English Alphabetic Code your child uses to help them learn to read. We have a focus sound each week that you child will be developing. This will be linked to their weekly spellings (Please see next subheading). 



Each week, your child will have spellings to learn. In Term 5, your child will have 10 spellings to learn. These spellings will be linked to the spelling rule your child has learnt that week. Please practise these spellings with your child. We will then have a spelling challenge every Friday morning. You will find your child's spellings in their phonics folder. 


This term, we are focusing on writing a poem. We will be exploring different types of poems, performing them and creating our own acrostic and rhyming poems. Throughout this unit, we will be continuing to consolidate our basic skills of punctuation and handwriting skills. 

Whole Class Reading


In addition to phonics, we will be starting Whole Class Reading (WCR) using ICLUE. ICLUE is a set of comprehension based reading symbols that help us to focus more specifically on the different comprehension skills. Each symbol will help us to think about each comprehension target explicitly and enable us to explore these targets in greater depth. These targets are listed below:

Inference and deduction 


Locating and retrieving 




Below is an example text that we use. The children will then answer various questions about the text to develop their comprehension knowledge. 


Connected Curriculum 

School Days



This is our overarching topic for Terms 5 and 6. This project teachers children about schools past and present. They will compare schooling in the Victorian era to schooling today. We will be taking part in a traditional Victorian class and learning about the objects that were used in the classroom. We will research Samuel Wilderspin who was an important figure in the development of schooling for young people in the Victorian era. We will learn to describe the passage of time through the study of past, present and future vocabulary. 



As part of our Connected Curriculum, we also have smaller companion projects focusing on other areas of the curriculum. These include:


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