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Wayland Class

Wayland Wayland

Welcome to Wayland Class

Pupils enjoy learning and behave well. In lessons, pupils listen carefully to their teachers.

OFSTED December 2019
Wayland is a mixed class of pupils in Year 1 and Year 2. Our teacher is Mr Grinsted. We have a bright, colourful and spacious classroom with good access to our outside learning space.

Term 5 Topic

 Further information can be found in our knowledge organiser




Our Classroom

Meet the Teacher


Long Term Planning

Year A Overview

 Year B Overview


Home Tasks

  • Spellings (look, cover, write, check)
  • Reading Daily (comprehension of text)
  • Reading and Spelling Year 1 and 2 words



-To continue to foster a love of books and realise why it is so important to be able to read independently.

-Phonics should be the prime approach to reading.

-To continue to participate in book talk.

-To identify different genres e.g. stories, poetry, non-fiction/information.

-Children are encouraged to read individually to an adult daily.

-In school we hear each child read 3 times a week. They may change their book every day.

-Recognise High Frequency words by sight.


Good handwriting remains fundamental to children's educational achievement even though most of their future correspondence in adult life will be typed! 

Correct letter formation and orientation is demonstrated in an active way. We use a variety of media for handwriting to consolidate letter formation such as sand, paintbrushes, gel boards and chalk. 

Children in Year 2 will be taught how to join their handwriting.


-Children will learn in groups, as a whole class and independently using White Rose Maths/selecting maths resources during play.

-Where possible maths will be linked to topic, but some links can be a little tenuous.

-Maths remains practical and active.

-Children learn to record their work independently.

-Focus on reasoning, applying knowledge and solving challenges.


By the time children join Wayland class they have formed an understanding of a sentence and most become able to compose simple sentences that convey meaning.

In our class this is built upon and children learn to write in a variety of genres.

Children use their phonic knowledge and sight words independently.

How can you help?

Ask your child what they have been learning today at school - if they just say 'playing', ask them if they have used the computer, talked to a partner, counted etc.

Please listen to them read every day - little and often - it should be fun not a chore.

Help them with their spellings/phonics.

Praise independence, good manners, turn taking and listening skills.

Encourage learning maths using real-life contexts at home.

Let us know if you have time to help in school!