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


Where would you like to go and how would you get there?


Children will continue to take part in daily phonics lessons. They will be given plenty of opportunities to apply their learning through lots of different stimulus. This half term each child will become an explorer as we visit different environments through texts such as Whatever Next, Lost and Found, Commotion in the Ocean and Rumble in the Jungle.


In Maths sessions we will continue to develop the understanding of numbers within 5 and use this knowledge to explore numbers 6, 7 and 8. We will explore one more and one less than a given number.


Children will continue to learn new vocabulary they are exposed to through stories. Within our carpet sessions in class we will begin to develop the children’s ability to take turns when they are sharing their ideas and listen to their friends when they are talking, responding to their ideas.


Children will continue to explore colour to create their own paintings of different settings. They will create their own mode of transport to travel to their desired setting.



Year 1 Learning


Why does a penguin not live in my garden? 


To begin our topic we will be learning about the different animal groups. We will be investigating the diet of different animals as well as observing and comparing the structure of a variety of common animals.


We will then move on to identify the location of hold and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles. Following this we will be exploring the different animals which can be found there and comparing them. 


In English, now that the children’s writing skills are developing they will have the opportunity to create their own pieces of writing based around core texts. They will use Talk4Writing to retell familiar stories.  The children will continue to embed their phonics knowledge in their reading and writing.  They will write a series of sentences using story language to create their own version of a story. They will also explore extending sentences using conjunctions ‘and’ and ‘because’ to give further detail. The children will also write a non-chronological report, writing factual sentences


We will be focusing on the books below.





In Maths we will  begin by exploring addition by counting on and consolidate our understanding of number bonds to 10 and 20. We will also look at subtraction crossing 10’s barriers. We will then spend some time, learning about Number and Place Value and recognise the value of numbers up to 50 and represent them using objects and pictorial representations. Finally, we will learn how to count in 2’s and 5’s.


In Science, we will learn about other animals and will identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. We will learn and investigate the diet of different animals and will identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We will observe and describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, and including pets).  


In Geography, we  will research and identify the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles. We will also continue to identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom by keeping a daily record of the weather.



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 Wednesday 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.
  • Children will head outside to our Forest School on Tuesday afternoons. School do provide waterproof pants and a jacket alongside wellies so your children can enjoy the outdoors without worrying about the weather.
  • 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.