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.


I can't wait to get to know you all and watch you learn. 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.

I cannot wait to meet you all!


Miss Wheatley-Yates




Our settling in topic for this term is 'Why do you like your teddy?'

Here we will enjoy listening to classic children's stories such as 'Bear Hunt' and 'Where's my Teddy' As part of this topic children will be encouraged to talk about how they are feeling and listen to others. Children will take part in circle time games to develop their new friendships. They will talk about different teddy bears and say what they like about them, sharing their own thoughts and using new words to describe them. Children will have lots of opportunities to access creative activities such as painting self portraits and building impressive creations in the construction areas. We are excited to end this mini topic with a Teddy Bears picnic and will be sending out further information soon.


Later on this half term we will be exploring, 'What are your favourite things?' and 'Who's in your family?'.

Children will be encouraged to talk about members of their family. We will use family photographs to talk about our own families and how they differ from others. We will explore colour and colour mixing. Children will learn how to access the creative area independently to achieve an outcome. Children will have opportunities to share their favourite toys, songs and food. This will be a celebration of how we are all unique and special. All children in the class will work hard to learn a song titled, '1 2 3 Good to be Me!' Keep your eyes peeled and your ears open as we may just perform this for you...




Things to Remember...


  • At this point... the weather is still quite mild, however, it can change rapidly throughout the day so please ensure your child always has a coat with them!
  • We will have PE on a 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.