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Leiston Primary School

Jaguar - Miss Storey

Welcome to Jaguar Class!



Jaguar class is taught by Miss Storey with the help of our fabulous teaching assistants Mrs Edwards in the morning and Mrs Golding in the afternoons. Our year 1/2 teaching team also includes Miss Jordan and Mr Burch, who will sometimes be teaching you in different lessons and groups!


Here, our class page will be updated regularly throughout each term, so please be sure to check often for any updates, information or photographs of our learning.


Please see below for a link to Miss Storey’s page profile, so that you can get to know a little bit about your new teacher J

Meet your new teacher!

We have a very exciting year ahead of us with some fun and engaging topics in all terms! You can take a look at our topic Long Term Plan in the link below to find out all the wonderful things we will be learning.

This Autumn, we will be beginning the year learning about Elizabeth I and our classroom will be set up and themed around castles! We will be learning around the topic question: What does it mean to be royal? We will have some very exciting learning areas in our classroom. In Spring, our topic question is: Where in the world can exploring take you? We will be learning about Christopher Columbus and venturing around the world in our lessons to find out about hot and cold countries. In the summer term, our topic question is: What makes the Greatest Show? We will be learning all about the circus, practising circus skills, making lots of wonderful artwork and putting on some short performances. What a fantastic year we have in store!

Key dates this term:

**Awaiting dates**


Key information about the school week:



Please read every day at home with your child/ children. Reading every day exposes children to a wider variety of stories and texts, helps to give them ideas in their writing in school, improves their reading fluency and helps them to discover new vocabulary.


We will send a writing and maths task home weekly to be completed in homework books. This will always link to the learning the children have been doing in class and will help them to embed their new learnt skills.


The children will also have a weekly spelling list with a weekly test on a Friday morning. There are many fun ways to practise spellings… using magnets on the fridge, writing in glitter or sand, timing yourself or having a race, writing on windows with wipe able pens… you can get really creative!



Children will have two PE sessions a week. Please make sure children always have a full PE kit in school, should the timetable change for any reason. Long hair should be tied up and any earrings should be removed or covered with tape. Children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own PE belongings. Please support your child to do this by ensuring that all of their clothing is fully named and by practising some of the skills needed i.e. buttons/ zips/ tying shoelaces etc. at home to promote their independence.



Please ensure that all children's belongings are named so that any misplaced items can be returned to your child. 

Autumn: What does it mean to be royal?





In the Autumn term we will be learning the texts, Halibut Jackson by David Lucas and two texts written by Bethan Woollvin, ‘Rapunzel’ and ‘Little Red’. We will be learning the stories using ‘Talk For Writing’, where the children will learn the texts or part of the texts by heart, to enhance their oracy and thinking out loud for writing. The children will delve deep into the text, with discussions about the characters, settings and plots and learning the vocabulary, grammar and punctuation needed to produce quality pieces of writing. The children will learn to write a narrative story, a diary entry, a persuasive simple poster and also a set of instructions.


In Guided reading, the children will explore the stories and learn the vocabulary needed for their writing. The children will also learn to answer questions about the texts, develop their inference skills and have opportunities to apply their phonics knowledge.




In Maths we will be following the White Rose Scheme of work which focuses on developing reasoning and fluency techniques. Every Maths lesson will begin with counting and will always include an element of reasoning. This term our focus for each year group will be:


Year 1:

  • Focus on place value/numbers within 20 and then 50.
  • Addition and subtraction to 20.
  • Multiplication (2, 5 and 10 times tables). 
  • Recognising coins and amounts of money. 


Year 2: 

  • Focus on place value/numbers within 100.
  • Addition and subtraction with numbers up to 100. 
  • Multiplication (2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables). 
  • Money 




Children will continue their phonics journey, practising previously taught sounds as well as learning new 'special friends' and the alternative ways of making familiar sounds. Each day the children will practise reading 'real' and 'nonsense' words as well as using their 'Fred fingers' to spell words containing the 'special friends'.


Please help your child by reading with them as often as possible and use the resources that are sent home to practise their recognition of the phonemes and special friends. Check that you are saying the sounds correctly by clicking on the pronunciation video links below: 

Set 1:

Set 2:

Set 3: 



All other subjects throughout the Autumn term:


History: We will be exploring a historical timeline of previous Kings and Queens who have ruled in our country with a particular focus on Elizabeth l as a significant figure in history. 

Geography: Observing the similarities and differences between Halibut Jackson's (POR text) environment and our local area. 

Science: Exploring the properties, similarities and differences between everyday materials and what they can be used for. 

Computing: Exploring basic programming and commands using Bee-Bots. 

PE: Invasion games

Music: 'In the groove' unit. 

RE: Christianity - What does it mean to belong? 

Art: Exploring painting! 

Design and Technology: Food technology - making a banquet. 

Below are some links to support further learning at home: 


Reading, writing and phonics:

As a school we use 'Read, Write, Inc.' as a scheme to help support our teaching of children to read (Phonics). The link below will take you to the parental page of the RWI website. This will give you access to understanding how a RWI lesson is taught, what it consists of and how you can support your child.


Spelling Shed online is a fantastic, fun resource for practising spellings! Currently, membership is free and you can even add your own spelling lists!


Find free reading books at: