Longshaw Community Infant School and Longshaw Nursery School Learning • Caring • Inspiring • Succeeding


Welcome toLongshaw Community Infant School and Longshaw Nursery School Learning • Caring • Inspiring • Succeeding




Welcome to Owls Class!


My name is Miss Wheatley-Yates and I am the Class Teacher.

We are lucky to have Miss Cunningham working in our class too!


Throughout the week we will have lots of other adults working in our class helping to support our learning. Miss Aspin, Mrs Rigbye, Hedgehog and Mr Pilkington will become familiar to you as they enhance your learning with sports, outdoor activities and music.


Please feel free to ask any questions!

I am on the door in the morning and at home time so please do come and speak with me.



Miss Wheatley-Yates




Reception Learning


What jobs do you think are most important? What job do you want to have when you are older?


Our Literacy sessions will continue to focus on the development and consistent application of sentence structure. Children will be given plenty of modelled opportunities to construct and write simple sentences. We will continue to highlight the importance of using a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop when writing sentences. 


This half term, children will draw upon their knowledge of numbers to 20 and their addition and subtraction skills to explore sharing and halving. They will learn how to identify whether a number is odd or even. Towards the end of the Summer, children will develop their awareness of positional language.


As we approach the end of this school year, children will participate in activities that will prepare them for transition in to Year 1. Children will become buddies for our new starters as visit us from nursery, this will give them the opportunity to work and play cooperatively and show sensitivity to their own needs and the needs of others. Children will prepare a Teddy Bear’s Picnic to welcome our new starters to Longshaw Infant School.


Throughout the Summer term we will be looking to develop children’s ability to be able to share and contribute their ideas with others. They will be encouraged to connect their thoughts by using a range of connectives such as ‘and’ and ‘because’. Through different stories children will be able to express their ambitions for the future. They will be able to share their understanding of different roles in society, making links to their own experiences.   


This half term, children will talk about the lives of the people around them and their roles in society. They will develop an understanding of a range of professions and what their job entails. Children will deepen their understanding of the processes and changes in the natural world around them by identifying the features of Summer. We will be burying a time capsule which allow children to understand what is meant by past and present.


Through the exploration of various professions children will be given the opportunity to use various props and materials when role playing characters from narratives. They will be encouraged to share their creations and explain the process that they have used. Children will use different colours and textures to create a portrait of how they see themselves in the future. 







Year 1 Learning


How has Britain changed over time? 


In Geography,  we will learn about the United Kingdom and name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries, the capital cities and its surrounding seas. We will also use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to: physical and human features and also name places such as villages, towns and cities. In History we will explore Kings and Queens from the past. We will order dates from earliest

to latest on simple timelines whilst using common words and phrases learnt throughout the year. We will then make simple observations about different types of people and talk about who was important. We will use various pictures to order, compare and discuss. We will also learn about British schools from the past and explore how they have changed over time.

In Science, we will learn about everyday materials and will recognise and distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made. We will identify and name a variety of everyday materials and describe the simple physical properties of each. We will compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties and predict and test materials that are waterproof and absorbent.

In Art, we will create paintings of towns and streets from the past. We will create our own work in the style of an artist and then describe what we think and feel about our own work and the work of others. We will think about how we can  improve the work.

In Design Technology we will learn the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes for a royal banquet. We will gain a good understanding of where food comes from. Then we will make our own products to sell during enrichment week. During this, we will develop model and communicate our ideas through talking, drawing, templates and mock-ups. We will then evaluate our ideas and products against a design criteria.

In PSHE, we will learn the importance of belonging to a different group and the role we play. We will learn the rights and responsibilities we have in school and in the wider community. We will also recognise that all people are equal. Finally, we will learn about the responsibility of money and how it is earnt through the world of work.

In English, we will be exploring stories from the same author. We will write a series of sentences to create their own version of a story in the style of a

studied author. We will also explore and write an acrostic poem focussing on description.

In Mathematics, we will look at multiplication and division and add equal groups by grouping and sharing and also make different arrays. We will be exploring fractions by making a half and a whole and we will also find a half and quarter of an object, shape and quantity.

We will also recognise the place value of numbers up to 100. Whilst exploring time, we will tell the time to the hour and half past the hour whilst showing/drawing them on a clock face.



Things to Remember...


  • Children need a coat with them every single day. If the weather is nice, children are fine to leave their coats in school during playtimes
  • We will have PE on a Monday and Tuesday and all children will need a full PE kit in school to use. Children will need shorts, t-shirt and pumps and all items of clothing will need to be labelled.
  • Handwriting Books will be given out on a Friday with a few letters for children to rehearse and practise at home. Books will need to be returned to school and completed by Thursday.
  • Once Reading Book Bags are given out we will also give out Reading Books. These will be given to all children and will be matched to their individual reading level. The expectation is that the book bag needs to come into school every day and reading at home needs to take place daily.