Year 1/2 – Sapphire

SapphireWelcome to Sapphire class

Class teacher
Miss Charlotte Catlin
Teaching assistants Mrs Louise Vowden, Mrs Jenna Munns, Mrs Kerry Elgar and Mrs Paula Norris
PPA coverMrs Anita Foster-Bazin & Ascend

Welcome back to Term 4 2018

Welcome back to Term 4. We hope you had an enjoyable half term break and ate lots of pancakes! This term our topic is called ‘Hot and cold.’ The topic is based mainly around two countries- Kenya and the UK. (Please see attached topic web). If you have any artefacts, resources or information that we could share in school then please send them in or come and speak to a member of the KS1 team. In science we will be exploring different habitats and we will be looking at the Maasai tribal art to link with Africa!

  • We have our annual Easter service held at St. James’ Church on Thursday 29th March 2018 at 11:00am. A separate letter will be going out to the whole school in the next few weeks.
  • Term 4 finishes on Thursday 29th March 2018 at 1.30pm

A show and Tell rota is displayed on the door leading outside of the classroom so please take a look to see your child’s assigned week. Please ensure your child leaves their special item in school for the whole week until they have shared it in class.


How is your learning power? Each term we focus on different skills to help us develop into life long learners. The Cherhill Building Learning Power tree has six coloured leaves representing 6 R’s. Our Building Learning Power theme this term is ‘Resourcefulness’. We will be thinking about how we can be more resourceful at home and in school.

Home Learning

Home learning will start during the first week back on Monday 19th February. We encourage children to read daily at home. This can be your child’s school book, an e-book from Bug club or a book from home! Every time your child reads at home please make a note of it in their Reading Record book (Monkey book). Below is the timetable for home learning:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading and words to learn Reading Reading and handwriting (due in on Friday) Reading Reading and Brain busters (due in on Monday)


If you have any questions regarding your child’s learning, please pop in and speak to me. If your child does any other learning at home linked to our topic or about something else then please encourage them to bring it in and share with the class.

I look forward to seeing and hearing from you!

Miss Catlin