South Petherton Church of England Infants and Pre-School

Where Everyone is Special

South Petherton Church of England Infants and Pre-School


Happy New Year to Kingfisher Class


A big welcome back to school after the festive period. With Springtime just around the corner, this is a good time of year for enjoyable learning and interest in the world around us. 


This term...

Daily Reading

This term, we are really encouraging the children to become independent and confident readers. We ask that children read at home every day and that you sign and date the Reading Diary. Books are changed Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We need to have book packets in school every day as the children also read daily in class in ERIC Time (Everyone Reads in Class).


Home learning

is given every Thursday and, as before, will include both a Maths and an English piece. We ask that home learning is completed and returned to school each Monday so that Mrs Spurway and Mrs Baker can mark it. Home learning helps your child to practise an area of learning in their own time.

We really appreciate your support with both Daily Reading and Home Learning.


Year 2 English and Maths

This term, we will be supporting our Kingfisher Year 2’s with targeted spelling, handwriting and maths facts lessons, as they develop increasing accuracy and skill in their work. Weekly Home Learning activities will focus on spellings and maths facts and problem solving.


Year 1 Phonics – Read Write Inc:

'The more I read, the better I get at reading. The better I get, the more I enjoy reading’.

As part of our School Development Plan to raise standards in English in every class, Year 1 children will continue to have three Read Write Inc lessons weekly. Read Write Inc is a systematic approach to teaching phonics, reading and writing. More than just phonics, Read Write Inc is an integrated approach to comprehension, writing, grammar, spelling, vocabulary and handwriting. Mrs Weston will be running a series of parent workshops about Read Write Inc over the next few months. Please look out for the dates in our weekly school newsletter.

Year 1 Phonics Screening:

The phonics screening check will happen in June and is a short, light-touch assessment to confirm whether individual children have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard. It will identify the children who need extra help so they are given support by their school to improve their reading skills. Please follow the link below for more information:


Our topic

is the popular topic of ‘Dinosaurs’. After half term we will be looking at famous people, comparing the work of Mary Anning and David Attenborough. We have some exciting creative learning planned: look out for more details! After the success of our Autumn sessions at the SHED at Frogmary Green Farm, Year One children will continue their explorations after half term. Year Two children will have their second block during the Summer Term.

If you have any ideas for this page please ask Mrs Spurway or Mrs Baker!
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.

Don't forget to use Mathletics so that you can earn certificates in our Celebration assemblies.


Year 2 songs for the end of term leavers' service:

You can find links to the words and music below...don't forget to practise at home!



A Million Dreams

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Words and music

This is me

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Words and music

Kingfisher Class Year 1/2 Curriculum Map 2017-2018

Kingfisher Class Year 1 Autumn Term Newsletter
Kingfisher Class Year 2 Autumn Term Newsletter
Kingfisher Class Year 1 Spring Term Newsletter
Kingfisher Class Year 2 Spring Term Newsletter

Copy of year 2 Curriculum Meeting Presentation

Have a wonderful Summer everyone. We look forward to seeing you all back on Tuesday 4th September 2018.