Toby Hassall
Teacher: Toby Hassall
Welcome to the Infants!
Who Are We?
Class Teachers - Miss Bracegirdle, Mrs Quayle & Mr Hassall
Teaching Assistants - Miss Andrews, Mrs Webb & Mrs Blythe


Summer Term

In the Summer term we will be starting new books and topics.

Year 2 will be reading African folk tales and writing character descriptions, predicting what happens next and working out the meaning and morals of each tale.




In Year 1, we will be reading two fiction books which look at wildlife and plants and the human impact on them. We will explore how we can look after and protect our environment.

We will be writing story retells, poetry, science experiments and asking questions.

In maths, we will continue looking at place value and representing numbers in different ways in the first half term.

Both year groups will be looking at mini beasts and learning science around habitats, food chains and life cycles. We will be using food technology to learn about healthy eating.

We will also be doing drama, music and art on the African and mini beast theme.



Spring Term

This term we are focusing on dragons and castles. We will be reading fiction and non fiction books starting with “Tell me a Dragon.”   We will be visiting a Norman Castle In February to help bring our learning to life. We will be writing our own imaginative stories and retelling stories we have heard as well as writing using a non fiction style including using instructions, bullet points, recounts and glossaries.

In Maths we will build on our arithmetic knowledge and fluency and develop skills of reasoning and problem solving as well as in Year 2 learning about money, measuring capacity, lines, temperature and weight. We will also learn about tally charts, bar graphs and data. Year one will be learning about shape, place value within 20 and 50, addition and subtraction within 20 and different ways of representing number bonds.

In PE we will be creating dances to different types of music using fiction to create relevant dances for different characters. We will also be learning skills for rugby and fitness challenges. In afternoon groups, we will be learning computing using bee bots and building skills for programming; using design and technology to design castles and fortresses and in Science we will be using food technology to learn about materials and making food for a medieval banquet.

We will continue to have creative sessions each day to develop art, music and drama skills and appreciation as well as a focus on hearing stories and developing a love of reading.

The children have had a brilliant first term and we will continue to work with you to develop their literacy and numeracy skills. We believe the best way you can help this at home is by sharing stories with your child, talking about meaning and comparing different books.

In January we will be holding a parents evening where you can discuss you child’s progress. Later in the term we will be holding a parents meeting for Year 2 to talk about the year end tests, our approach and how you can help as well as giving information about our Tattenhall residential in May. For Year one we will be holding a parents evening about the phonics screening test in June and how you can help improve your child’s phonic understanding.

As always we are very happy to talk to you informally at the beginning or end of the day. If you would like more time to discuss anything then we are also happy to arrange a suitable time around your other commitments after school.