Skylarks Class

Skylarks Class

Skylarks will be taught by Mrs Blackmore on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and by Mrs Stenner on a Thursday.

Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school every day. PE sessions will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays but the children may need their kit on other days too.

We will be going outside a lot over the coming months. Please ensure your child has wellies and a warm, waterproof coat in school at all times, and hats and gloves as the weather turns colder.

Show and Tell will take place on a Monday afternoon. Objects for Show and Tell should be given to a member of staff on arrival at school.


Please ensure you read with your child every night and sign the home school reading diary. Reception children will bring home a sharing book for you to read and discuss with them, before moving on to books which they will be able to read to you when they are able. Spellings will be sent home for year 1 and 2 in a practise book every week. The children will not sit a spelling test, but we will expect them to spend time at home practising them, and to be able to apply them in their independent writing. We will also send home a list of activities linked to our topic. Similar to the ‘core tasks’ which we’ve used previously, children will be expected to choose one (or more) of these activities to complete over half a term. We will set a date when all tasks should be brought into school to share with the class.


Our topic this half term will be ‘Farming’. This is a topic which will appeal to many of our children and we are excited to see what the children will contribute! We have some exciting trips planned to enhance this exciting topic further (more details to follow). Please encourage your children to share what they know or bring in interesting things from home with us.


We will use Read, Write, Inc to teach phonics to all children in Skylarks

The children will also be reading, analysing and experimenting with writing using the following books:

  • Pig in The Pond
  • Mudpuddle Stories


The children will be covering the following areas during the term:

  • Place Value
  • Geometry




The children will be exploring a unit of work on:

  • Who are we?

DT and ART


  • Autumnal studies
  • Farm machinery


The children will be involved in:

  • Health and Well-being


The children will be developing their skills through:

  • Internet Safety
  • Introduction to Computing

Lolly Stick Challenges

Skylarks have Lolly Stick Challenges set each fortnight. The challenges are self-directed; children choose how to approach each challenge and what resources to use. On achievement of each challenge, the children receive a different coloured lolly stick to store in a display pocket in the classroom.

Continuous Provision

A large proportion of time in Skylarks Class is spent with the children accessing Continuous Provision, where they are able to practice and develop the skills they've been taught independently. Continuous Provision is carefully planned and organised throughout each area of the classroom and outdoor area. Children's interests and areas for development are carefully considered when planning Continuous Provision.

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Mrs Tamsin Blackmore
Senior Teacher
Skylark Class Teacher - Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Teaching Staff
Mrs Nicky Stenner
Head of School
Designated Safeguarding Lead. Skylark Class Teacher - Thursdays
Teaching Staff
Mr Paul Weston
EYFS Teaching Assistant
EYFS Teaching Assistant
Support Staff
Mrs Sue de Wynter-Smith
Learning Support Assistant
Learning Support Assistant
Support Staff