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Welcome to Lilac




Welcome to Lilac.

I'm Miss Gaff the Lilac Class teacher.

Together we are going to have lots of fun learning new things!

I'm looking forward to a fantastic year with you all.


I can be contacted throughout the year on the following email:



Weekly Class News:


Monday 19th April 2021


Hi all,

I hope you all have had a lovely half term and the children are ready for the new term ahead. I cannot wait to find out what they have all been up to.


Please remember our staggered timings. Drop off is 8:45am and home time is at 3:10pm. Ensuring you arrive at the correct time helps to keep us all safe.


The learning for Reception will be:

Phonics: Recapping phase 3

Maths: Adding and subtracting numbers and doubling.

Topic: The Very Hungry Caterpillar. 


The learning for Year 1 this week will be:

Phonics: Recapping phase 5 so far.

Maths: We will be recapping money and then using this to add different amounts and further in the week we will be finding the difference for change or difference in prices. 

English: We will be starting our new book 'One day on our Blue the Savannah' by Ella Bailey.  We will be looking at descriptive phrases and words we can use to describe an illustration. 

Science: We will be identifying the different types of weather.

Geography: This half term we will be looking at The African Savannah. This week we are looking at where Africa is and where is the Savannah.

RE: We will be discussing what we already know about God. Who is God? What is God like? We will also discuss if we have any special gifts too. 

ART: We will be creating a sunset background looking the different colours used.


Remember PE bags need to be returned to school ready for Tuesday for Reception and Thursday for Year 1. Please ensure all children have a coat and water bottle in school each day, even if the weather looks great in the morning please still bring a coat as we never know what it'll be like by dinner. 


Have a fantastic week.

Thank you
Miss Gaff 😊







Class information:


P.E: This will be on a Thursday for both Reception and Year 1and on a Friday Year 1 have their additional lesson. Please ensure long hair is tied back and the children have their PE kits in school. We will send home PE kits at half term to be washed. 


Year 1 Spellings: Spellings will be sent home on a Wednesday for the children to practice. The children will be tested on these the following Wednesday. Please ensure their purple spelling folder is returned every Wednesday ready for the new spellings for the week. The children will have 10 words in total. 5 words will be from the words in the term section below and 5 words will be high frequency words for Year 1. 


Homework: The Year 1 children will have a black homework folder that will be sent home with work inside to complete. This will be sent home on Fridays and is expected to be returned to school by the following Wednesday. Please encourage your child to ensure this is completed. 

Reception homework will be placed in school bags on a Friday with more often than not a letter go with it or a message on Tapestry.


Reading: Please support your child and ensure they read at home every night (even just for 15 minutes) as this will support them greatly. The children will be reading every other day in school and have their books changed twice a week. The books will only be changed if they have read them at home so ensure you have signed their reading books.  

Class Curriculum:


Here you will find the curriculum for Lilac Class for Year 1. Please see Willows class page for Reception. 

Under each term you will find the curriculum overview and the spellings for that term.