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Castle Acre Church of England Primary Academy

Better Together

Whitebeam Class

TEACHERs: Mrs Wallbank and Miss Clifton

TA: MRS Bridgeman

YEARS 2 & 3, KEY STAGE 1 & 2


Welcome to our class page for the academic year 2019-20 Please see the below links for up-to-date newsletters, spelling lists and homework for each half of term.

A bit about us! We are a mixed age class of Year 2/3. We have two teachers during the week. Mrs Wallbank is in class Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, while on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday we have Miss Clifton. 

Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Bridgeman. She is in class Monday-Friday. 

In Whitebeam class we strive to achieve our best and support each other so that we can reach our full potential. We have a relaxed and happy classroom atmosphere where we adhere to our Christian values, our class rules and our school motto. We have a nurturing environment where we can learn, have fun and reflect on our positive behaviours for learning.

Our Daily Routine:

Each day there will be a dedicated session to Maths, English, Phonics and Guided and Individual reading. We cover different curriculum subjects in our Topic lessons. Our topics this year will include:

Autumn 1:       Ancient Egypt

Autumn 2:        Our Local Area

Spring 1:           Volcanoes                             

Spring 2:           Romans

Summer 1: 

Summer 2:  

In class, we know that good behaviour leads to an excellent classroom ethos where listening is learning! We put our hands up to ask and answer questions and listen well to each other making sure to take turns when speaking. Our structured PATHs programme is a great asset to our fantastic classroom atmosphere and we have dedicated sessions to this each week.
Parents and carers are always welcome to visit our classroom and keep up to date with what the children are learning. Keep your eyes peeled for open classroom days, as well as school trips throughout the year. 

You can help your child at home by:

  • Hearing them read each day
  • Encouraging them to complete their homework and spellings
  • Practising times tables through chanting 
  • Ensuring they have the correct kit for school time; PE for the year will be every Tuesday and Wednesday. Both indoor and outdoor kit is required. Please make sure that ALL PE kit and school uniform is named.
  • Offering any help or knowledge with topic related work or projects

Parent helpers are always appreciated to hear the children read during the week so please do ask the class teachers for any details on how to get involved.

Happy Learning for the year! 

Best wishes,
All in Whitebeam Class.