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Class 5

Welcome to Class 5’s page

We hope you enjoy looking at what we are learning all about. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask us on the door, in the morning or at the end of each day.

Who's Who?

Class Teacher:  Miss Hardy
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Barrow

Phonics and the National Screening Check

What is the Year 1 phonics screening check?

The Phonics Screening check is taken individually by all children in Year 1 in England. It is designed to give teachers and parents information on how your child is progressing in phonics. 

What does it check?

It checks that your child can:

  • Sound out and blend graphemes/sounds in order to read simple words.
  • Read phonically decodable one-syllable and two-syllable words, e.g. cat, sand, windmill.
  • Read a selection of nonsense words which are referred to as pseudo/alien words

What are alien words?               

These are words that are phonically decodable but are not actual words with an associated meaning e.g. brip, snorb. Alien words are included in the check specifically to assess whether your child can decode a word using phonics skills and not their memory. To find out more visit Oxford Owl:


Core Subjects


We cover a range of aspects in Maths across the year. For the Autumn term we will be covering:

  • Place Value 
  • Addition 
  • Subtraction 

Numberblocks is fantastic to watch at home to support our teaching of counting, adding and subtracting. You can also find more Numberblocks materials to support learning https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks



Talk for Writing

During our Talk for Writing sessions we learn and innovate lots of different stories and texts. Over the next term we are looking at:

  • Poetry - The Bug Chant 
  • Fiction - Our Colourful World   


To learn more about Talk for Writing, visit the following website: http://www.talk4writing.co.uk/


Other Important Information:


At Rowanfield we weave PAinto all that we do. PAstands for: practise, apply (extend and challenge) and create.



Class 5 have PE on Monday and Thursday every week. Please can PE kit be in school at all times. We will ensure the kit is sent home at the holidays to be washed; please can it be returned to school on the first day back.


Forest School: 

Our Forest School sessions are Tuesday each week. Please ensure Forest School kits are in school at all times. We will send them home at the holidays to wash and intermittently should they need washing. During our Forest School sessions we try to apply our UNITED skills across a variety of different activities.



Homework goes home every Friday and must be returned the following the Friday completed. Homework consists of daily reading logged in their home-school reading diary, a Maths Facts game/activity and a set of spelling words to learn. These link with the Year 1 tricky word list and the sound of the week. Children are tested on these spellings every Friday.