Longtown Community Primary School

Longtown Community Primary School


Class 2 - Mrs Jefferies

Welcome to Class 1 at Longtown Primary School

Class Topics

Spring Term 2018


This half term we will be exploring some famous ' Traditional tales'.

Our literacy lessons will incorporate Pie Corbett's 'Talk for writing' initiative, which has been specifically designed to help children engage with texts and then write independently. 

'Talk for writing' enables children to imitate the language they need for a particular topic orally before they try reading and analysing it. Through fun activities that help them rehearse the tune of the language they need, followed by shared writing to show them how to craft their writing, children are helped to write in the same style. Schools that have adopted this approach have not only increased their children's progress but have found that children and teachers alike love it.

As always in maths, the children will have the opportunity to work individually, in pairs or in small groups to investigate ideas, using models and images to support their learning. The emphasis is on learning through practical ‘hands on’ activities through a process of enquiry and experiment.


Recent  Class Activities

Let's explore! (17 images)

Inventors, dinosaurs, Continents and more!

Created: 9 Mar 18 15:52 | Last modified: 9 Mar 18 15:54

Traditional Tales (11 images)

Jack and the Beanstalk!

Created: 9 Mar 18 15:48 | Last modified: 9 Mar 18 15:50

Superheroes! (26 images)

Created: 9 Mar 18 15:37 | Last modified: 9 Mar 18 15:45

Our first week (8 images)

What fun we have had!

Created: 8 Sep 17 09:40 | Last modified: 8 Sep 17 09:45

Class Information

Please note:

    • Forest Schools will take place every Tuesday. The children can come into school in their Forest School kits on that day. 

    • Class 1 will take part in two sessions of Physical Education (PE) a week. PE sessions will take place on a  Thursday and a Friday. 



Tasks are mainly set around the children’s reading books and 'Read Write Inc' phonic sessions.

High frequency words will be given out to both reception and Year One children.

Year One children  will be given spellings based around the grapheme or 'word families' being taught during the week.

To help your children further in phonics, you can purchase Ruth Miskin sound cards online. If you need assistance with this, please come and see me. 


The Year One children will be set 'Froggy Maths' homework each week (Fri - Fri).

Here are some great maths websites for your children to practise their numeracy skills:

Top Marks

KS1 Bitesize

ICT Games

Crickweb Numeracy

For details of our curriculum look on the Curriculum page.

If you would like to discuss anything with me, please do not hesitate to ring or drop in after school for a chat.