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Welcome to Class Ouse!                                                     river ouse


This is the homepage for parents and children of Class Ouse. We are a mixed Year 1 and Year 2 class. The adults you will see in Class Ouse are Miss Thompson and Mrs Caffrey. On a Thursday you will also see Mr Jeff, Mrs Sadullah and Mr Heath when the children have a carousel morning of PE, RE, Spanish and Music. Children in Class Ouse will also work with Miss Oglesby and Mrs Purdy.


In Class Ouse we try to involve the children as much as possible in their learning and we always talk about our topics and what the children want to learn within those topics. We love to display our learning around the classroom and everyone is welcome to come in and see the work we have been doing.

Reading in Class Ouse – We will aim to change your child’s reading books on a weekly basis. Depending on your child’s reading day will try to give you child 2 reading books to take home. If your child finishes these books please mention it to an adult in Class Ouse and we will encourage them to change their books. If they choose they can change their books daily. We are really trying to encourage your child’s independence. Your child can also read anything at home, from books to magazines, the back of a cereal packet to a leaflet sent through the post! Please would you listen to your child read so that you can ask him/her questions and help them improve their understanding and fluency. We would be grateful if you could then write a note in their planner to say they have read to you.


Homework – Our homework policy is on the website and homework will be given on a Friday and a spelling test will be done the following Friday. A sheet will be sent home with the ones the children need to continue to work on. Spelling certificates will go home for children scoring full marks. These can take pride of place on your fridge or wall! Homework includes spellings, number gym and reading daily. Children are expected to practice writing spellings in sentences.

We are going to introduce homework projects every 3 weeks. These will be explained to you on the website.


Spelling tests – Spelling tests will be on a Friday and recorded in the planners. Please make sure children have their planners every day. Remember sometimes they will be expected to write it in a sentence.


PE – Just a reminder, all children need to come to school on a Thursday morning in their PE kit. Also we all have PE on a Wednesday afternoon, which they do not need their P.E kits for, as we have dance in the classroom with Mrs Blower.

If you have any questions please speak to one of the adults in Class Ouse or make an appointment to see Miss Thompson after school.

Useful websites to help your child: www.topmarks.co.uk www.ictgames.com www.numbergym.co.uk-  Username– Brotherton      Password– wf119hq