Back St,
Wold Newton,
East Riding of Yorkshire
YO25 3YJ

Wold Newton Foundation School

01262 470633

Welcome to Class One 2023/24

Summer Term

Teacher: Miss Scatcherd 

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Barnett 

In Class One our year one and year two children work together to learn and develop their knowledge and skills in a friendly and creative environment in which we celebrate the uniqueness of each child. 

We follow the Jolly Phonics programme which is supported with reading books which the children take home. The children will be completing lots of practical maths, reading, writing, role play and creative activities (using a multi sensory approach). Where possible, these will be linked to the topic.

The children participate in differentiated phonics and guided reading groups and receive individual support as needed. They also have a spelling check every week and will begin to have times tables checks as the year goes on. Continuous provision  is in place to promote creative learning and to allow the children to apply their knowledge and skills. We also have a wonderful outdoor area which is used daily to support the teaching of maths and English. 

Children have a Jolly Phonics reading book to take home, which we politely request is read as much as possible. 

Please see our planning, updates and photos (below). 


Summer 2

Information for this half term: 

Mondays - Mrs Simmons will take the class in an afternoon while I have planning time. 

Wednesdays - Outdoor learning

Fridays - PE  (Running lessons alternate Fridays)

Important dates for this half term

10th June - Phonics Screening week

21st June - Stay and orienteer 

26th June - Sports day and summer raffle 

3rd July - Storycraft theatre for Class 1 and EYFS (in school)

3rd July - Transition afternoon 

8th July - Little sing at Brid Spa 

12th July - Stay and code and a bake sale in the hall 

16th July - Celebration assembly at the church 9:15am

18th July - School trip to Sewerby Hall

19th July - Last day of the academic year. Trophy Assembly 9am 

Please see our medium term planning for Summer below.

Please see our class updates below.

General updates

Running sessions - We have had running coaching from Mr Hutchinson on alternate Fridays. The children have all worked really hard on improving their technique and are ready to use their new skills in our sports day races! 

Sponsored athlete - Thank you to Sean Gaffney who has competed as a Paralympian for GB who came and did lots of great exercises and sports with us. We all had a great time raising money for school equipment!  

All stars cricket - Thank you to Dom from All Stars cricket who came and gave us a cricket lesson! All children thoroughly enjoyed learning a new skill!

Snow drop walkWe have been around the village to look at snowdrops, during our walk we spent time making observational drawings and looking closely at the different stages of growth. The children produced some fantastic drawings which we have displayed on our walls in the classroom!

Stay and read/ Stay and solveThank you to all parents and carers who came to our stay and read session. It was a great success and the children really enjoyed having you in class. 


In history we are learning about nurses. We have so far looked at Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. To help us understand the life of Florence Nightingale the Red House Theatre company came to bring her story to life! We retold her story and even had a go at doing some of the jobs she had to do when she was a nurse!


In our art lessons in class the children have been looking at masks. We looked at different cultures and why people might wear a mask. Children then designed their own and with help from Stephen Joseph Theatre made their own masks! The children did a fantastic job, they all looked fantastic! 

Outdoor Learning

Summer 2:

So far this term we have:

"We started by seeing how the plants and trees had changed in school since our last session in March. We smelt lemon scented plants, Lavender and Rosemary. We looked at the vegetables growing in the school beds and discussed caterpillar lifecycles (we think these are responsible for eating our vegetables!)  We planted seeds in egg boxes. These will need to be watered and cared for on a sunny windowsill until they are big enough to plant out. We should have all planted 4 cauliflower seeds, 1 pumpkin seed and 1 sprout seed…….. but who knows what will grow! Good luck!" - Mrs Emmerson

Spring 2: 

  • Observed seasonal change around the school grounds 
  • Practised and revised our knowledge on fractions 

Autumn 2:

  • Looked at shapes in the outdoors (linking with maths)
  • Picked leeks and onions out of the school garden and planted new ones. 
  • Tidied up our outdoor area from leaves and made leaf bouquets. 
  • Made bug hotels out of tyres and straw.

Design and Technology

We have so far completed two design and technology projects in class. 

We have looked at redesigning an outdoor area for our school in which we created diorama models to show our ideas. The children have planned and redesigned a new 'Foxes den'. Children have drawn birds eye plans, looked in catalogues and looked at other schools outdoor learning facilities so we could see what to include. We then made our own diorama models. 

We have also created spring rolls to celebrate Chinese New Year. Children spent time learning skills such as chopping, grating and peeling. We carried out the full design cycle to create our spring rolls. 

Contact Us

Back St,
Wold Newton,
East Riding of Yorkshire
YO25 3YJ


01262 470633