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Castle Acre Church of England Primary Academy

Better Together

Whitebeam Class

TEACHERs: Mrs Wallbank and Miss Taylor

Teaching Assistants: MRS Bridgeman and Mrs McGarrell

YEARS 2 & 3, KEY STAGE 1 & 2


Welcome to our class page for the academic year 2020-21 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 and Mrs Taylor is in class Monday to Friday.

Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Bridgeman and Mrs McGarrell who will be in 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:

During these rather unusual times our days will be a bit different. However, we hope it won't take long to settle into a more normal routine which will include 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:       China

Autumn 2:       China

Spring 1:                                        

Spring 2:          

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.

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.  Please make sure that ALL school uniform is named.
  • Offering any help or knowledge with topic related work or projects

Happy Learning for the year! 

Best wishes,
All in Whitebeam Class.