Welcome to Bold Beginnings


A welcome back to all our children in the Bold Beginnings unit.

We hope all of our children and families have had a lovely break.

The team in our unit this term:  Mrs Whitwam and Miss Bianchi are the class teachers. Mrs Whitwam is a member of the senior leadership team, as well as Special Needs Coordinator and Deputy Safeguarding Lead.  Miss Bianchi is responsible for Maths leadership throughout the school. They are supported by a fantastic team of support staff.  These are Miss Eatherley, Mr Hanlon, Miss Robinson, Mrs Holgate, Mrs Dean and Mrs Hoyle.

Please feel free to speak to a member of staff if you have any concerns or questions.


Our topic - Spring Term 2


This term we are starting with a mini topic of 'under the sea' linked to our whole school text Twinkle, Twinkle Squiglet Pig.

We will then be moving onto our topic 'spring has sprung'! This is a science based topic that explores the changes in seasons to spring and how plants grow. The children will get the chance to grow their own plants and research how to care for them. 

Please find below our curriculum map, which shows you what your child will be learning in school.


Throughout school we follow the White Rose Hub maths planning, which is based upon the National Curriculum and encourages a mastery approach to learning. Please find below the overviews for Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 maths. 


Years 1 & 2 Maths homework will be sent home each Thursday, to be returned the following Wednesday.  Reading books will be changed when completed.  Please make a note of this in your child's reading record.

Reception children have a sound book, these will be updated each week with the new sounds they have learnt in phonics.


We are often asked whether there are any books which we can recommend for pupils.  The website:  https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/  shows lots of good choices for individual year groups.


Please find the Year 1 and Year 2 Common Exception Word lists.  These are words children in these year groups are expected to know and use in their written work.