Orange Class 2023 - 2024

Miss Redfern

Orange Class Teacher

Welcome back to Orange! We hope you had a lovely half term break. 

Our topic this term is ‘Sparkle and Shine’ and we will be exploring all things space. Our first week of learning will focus on famous scientists that link to our topic; Neil Armstrong and Mae Jemison. We will then carry that learning through the rest of the half term to develop our knowledge of significant historical events. We will be using the texts 'Look up!' by Nathan Byron and 'Beegu' by Alexis Deacon to write character and setting descriptions.

You can find more information about what we are up to throughout the term in our long and medium term plan documents below.


Diary Dates:

Monday 30th October - Inset day

Tuesday 31st October - Back to school

Thursday 2nd November - School photographs 

Tuesday 21st November - South Cheshire College (10am - 12pm)

Tuesday 5th December - KS1 Christmas performance (1:30 & 6pm) 

Thursday 7th December - Flu vaccinations

Wednesday 13th December - Pantomime (Cinderella) 

Friday 22nd December - Finish for Christmas break


Please refer to our Newtletter via email for regular updates.


Phonics and Reading

This year we will continue to use the Little Wandle phonics programme to teach reading and spelling. Your child will bring home a book matched to their phonics phase so please encourage them to read this independently.

Alongside this, your child will bring home two 'love to read' sharing books that they will have chosen from our class library. Your child is not expected to read this independently - it is to share with an adult (or older sibling for example) and is to develop a love of books, listening skills and language. When sharing this book, you could: 

  •  Read to your child
  •  Look at the front cover
  •  Talk about the story
  •  Talk about the pictures
  •  Ask your child to turn the pages
  •  Talk about your favourite part of the story

Book changing day is every Friday. Please ensure that your child brings all of their books into school so that they can be changed and shared with Orange class.

Your child will recieve a star on their special bookmark if they have read 5 times in one week (including previous weekend reading). Please write in your child's diary to let us know that they have read.

Homework will be set weekly and will focus on current learning within a range of different subjects. Tasks will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday for marking.

PE is every Wednesday and Thursday morning this half term. Children will need to come into school in their PE kits. Please name everything!

Outdoor Learning

We will get in touch if we have outdoor learning planned that requires waterproofs and wellies.


If your child is bringing a snack from home, please send them in a SMALL, named container or with your child’s name written on the snack. These should be healthy snacks that do not contain any nuts. We are a nut free school. Alternatively, if your child wishes to order a snack from school, please send the correct amount of money in a NAMED purse or envelope on the day. Thank you.


If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via email: Alternatively, you can ring the school on 01270 906120 or leave a message in your child’s journal as these are checked daily.


We would like to thank you in advance for trusting us with your wonderful children. We appreciate your continued enthusiasm and support. This year will be full of challenge and resilience, as well as lots of love and laughter. We can’t wait to start our journey with you all!


Kind regards,

Miss Redfern, Mrs Howard and Mrs Vann



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