South Petherton Church of England Infants and Pre-School

South Petherton Church of England Infants and Pre-School

Heron - The Shed

Welcome to Heron Class!
And not forgetting Amie, who will be with us soon...

In Heron Class we have a happy bunch of 17 Year 1 children, who have settled well into one half of the large classroom Shed at Frogmary Green Farm. We are very lucky to be able to do our learning and play in such a special place. There is a fabulous outdoor play area with grass, paved areas and also a playground. We can see the pond beyond our fence. Last week a very tall digger was at work clearing and tidying the pond and this was very exciting!

Mrs Spurway teaches from Monday to Wednesday in Heron Class. Mrs Walker and Mrs Witcombe are class teaching assistants. Mrs Walker is also our lunchtime assistant. On Thursday and Friday our class works alongside Buzzard Class and will take turns to do Phonics, Maths, Science, Forest School, Music and Handwriting. Mr Halford also has the support of a student teacher, Mrs Simmons, who is with us for the Autumn term.


For the first 2 weeks back at school we have used the wonderful and inspiring book'The Dot' by Peter H. Reynolds. You can find an online Read Aloud at We have had fun experimenting with some new art techniques, just like the painter Georges Seurat in the 1880s. You can see photos just below of our artwork....

Dots on plates and 'not a dot'

Dot printing with cotton buds

Exploring colour mixing

We looked at Pointillism where small dots are painted in groups

More details will be added soon about our learning plans for the term ahead. For now please do keep reading and sharing books at home.

The Oxford Owl at Home webpage: provides free e-books and support for Read Write Inc Phonics.  In addition online Mathletics has lots of maths practice and games to play.


We are just establishing our weekly routines and we're sure you will understand that things may change a little in these unusual times. Thank you very much for all your support in helping your child make the transition into Year 1. We know that this year is very different and please be assured that we have every child's interest and well being in mind. As always, if you have any concerns or questions please do let us know. 


With kind wishes

Mrs Spurway

Year 1 Curriculum Newsletter Sept 2020

Welcome back to the Autumn Term 2020 !