Appleby Primary School

Appleby Primary School

Welcome Message

Welcome to Class One


The school day begins at 8.45 when we will take the register and move straight into Little Wandle reading groups.

After this, we will move into English, then maths which is taught separately to each year group. There will be time built in for year 1 to access continuous provision during the day.  In the afternoon, we will have phonics and spelling sessions after lunch, followed by two other lessons and a short break time. The school day ends at 3.15 pm. 


We will have PE lessons on Tuesday and Friday afternoons, but I would like kit to be sent to school on Monday and stay in all week if possible.  Tuesday afternoons will be swimming for year 2. Our PE sessions will be strike games such as rounders, tennis and cricket skills.  


Our science topic this term is all about plants and we will be growing some beans, this links with our learning about Jack and the Beanstalk in English. In history we will be learning all about the first flight and famous aviators from the past. 


Homework will be set on a Friday, to be completed for the following Friday.  Please remember to access TT Rockstars or Numbots (year 1) and if your child has access to Lexia it would benefit them to do this at home in addition to accessing it in school.


 We encourage children to read as often as possible at home to an adult, as this will greatly support the development of their literacy skills. Children who read regularly at home make more rapid progress in all subjects. We have a “three times a week” reading challenge in our class to encourage reading at home with children who read five times a week getting additional dojo points.  


 If you have any questions, please message me on Seesaw, or use the Contact Me page to arrange an appointment.


Mrs J. Tyson


Welcome to Appleby Primary School