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Welcome to Simmonds Class



Our class inspirational person is Eleanor Simmonds; a British Paralympian swimmer.



We are very excited to inform you that from January 2019 we will be teaching PE. 

Our class session will be weekly on Tuesday afternoons from 1.15 - 2pm.

Please ensure your child has an appropriate change of labelled clothing each week  including:

- black shorts / jogging bottoms

- a white shirt

- black plimsolls


PE for this term will be in the hall.


Thank you.





Head Lice

Dear Parents / Carers,

Please be aware that a member(s) of your child’s class has head lice. 

Will you please check your child’s hair for lice using the following recommended method. 


Wash hair using your normal shampoo and conditioner.  Whilst it is very wet, slot a fine tooth comb into the hair roots.  Holding the comb tight against the scalp, draw it down the length of the hair.  Repeat over all the hair, rinsing the comb in between each stroke to remove any lice to avoid re-infecting the hair. 


If head lice are found repeat the above method every 3 days for two weeks.  This is to clear newly hatched lice and to prevent more eggs being laid. 


If the problem is severe a lotion may be use.  Your pharmacist will be able to advise you. 


Thank you for your co-operarion. 

Please follow the attached link for more guidance.


Class Reminders  


Forest School

- As the weather is getting colder (and wetter!), it is vital that your child brings an appropriate change of clothing; including wellie boots & water proof trousers, to ensure that they can continue to attend their weekly Forest School session. It is getting very muddy and slippy and we would like to protect their school uniform from getting too dirty. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to me. Thank you for your co-operation. 

Key Information


Forest School is every Monday 1 - 2pm.

Please send your child/ren into school in school uniform and bring a named bag with:

  • A pair of trousers and a long sleeve top (to protect arms and legs from nettles and brambles)
  • Gloves / sunhat (weather dependent)
  • A waterproof coat (and trousers if you have them)
  • Wellington boots


Reading Books will be checked every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

​​​​​​​Please read with your child/ren as much as possible and add a comment in their reading journal.


Homework will be given out every Wednesday and will need to be returned to school the following Monday.

Homework will alternate each week between Read Write Inc and Maths.

Curriculum Drop In


Each term there will be a short presentation for each year group to help explain what your children will be learning this term, share the class timetable, discuss homework and answer any questions you may have. The presentation will last no more than 20 minutes and will be straight after school in your child's classroom.


Please find the dates for the Year 1 presentations for the rest of the year:


17th September 2018

29th October 2018

14th January 2019

25th February 2019

29th April 2019

03rd June 2019


After the presentation, any information shared will be uploaded onto this class page.

Remembrance Sunday

06th November


This week we have been talking about Remembrance Sunday and the significance of poppies and why we wear them.

The children loved using different medias to create their own poppy picture for a display in the infant hall.




Outdoor Learning Day 

01st November










Mini First Aid Training

24th September 2018

On Monday, the children were lucky enough to become trained First Aiders!

They all took part in an interactive mini first aid course delivered by First For Safety, and were taught how to check the airways and breathing of an unconscious person. They had lots of fun trying out their new skills on the manikins and putting each other (and their teacher) into the recovery position! The children were also told how to contact the emergency services for help as well as learning about choking and burns.  



Playground Rules

19th September 2018


Today we talked about how we can help to keep ourselves and our friends safe during outdoor playtime. As a class we came up with some fantastic ideas and created some beautiful illustrations to remind us of the playground rules. 
















Roald Dahl Day

 13th September 2018  



A massive thank you to everyone who contributed to our Roald Dahl Day by creating these amazing props!

The children had a fantastic day participating in activities such as listening to some of Roald Dahl's most famous stories, creating bookmarks and making lots of Golden Tickets. They proudly showed off their props during show n tell and especially had fun trying on the BFG's ears!