Bellefield CofE Primary & Nursery School

Chestnut & Cherry Classes (Y1)


Chestnut Class

Class teacher: Miss Rolfe

Teaching assistants: Miss Udell and Mrs Mason ( Wednesday)

Cherry Class

Class teacher: Miss Hinett

Teaching assistants: Mrs Stevens


Dear Parents/Carers,

A very warm welcome to Year 1! This term, we will be focusing on the topic ' Here, there and everywhere'. Within this topic, we will be learning about our local area and the history of Trowbridge! We are kicking starting this topic with a trip to Trowbridge museum!


Reading / Phonics

Phonics lessons are taught for 30 minutes everyday. The children read books linked to the sound we are learning in phonics and a new book will be sent home every week. Please ensure you are listening to your child read daily (little and often works best). 

Your child will choose a lending library book each week to take home on a Friday. In school we will keep track of which books have been chosen and the books will be changed every Friday. 

As a parent, you are your child's first and most important teacher. When you help your child learn to read, you are opening the door to a world of books and learning. Reading aloud to children is the best way to get them interested in reading. Before long they will grow to love stories and books! With the help of parents, children can learn how to read and they will have a whole world of information and knowledge at their fingertips!



Please make sure that your child has their P.E kit in school, with all items named. Your child should have a plain t-shirt, shorts and daps/trainers. As the weather turns colder, you may wish to provide trousers and a long sleeved top as well. 

Chestnut PE lessons - Thursday and Wednesday.



Class Dojo

We have been sharing our class learning and updates through the Class Dojo platform. Please speak to Miss Rolfe for more information on how to set this up to view your child's learning! 


To find out more about our learning this term, please look at the topic web and knowledge organiser below. 


The document below shows our focus books for this term.



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