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Welford and Wickham CE (VA) Primary School

‘Where the children come first’

Highclere Class Years 1&2

Welcome to Highclere!


Year 1 and 2 are taught together in Highclere Class. The class teacher is Mrs Valentine. During the week they are also taught by Mrs Myers, Mrs Crosse, Mr Baker, Mrs Hooper and Mr Edwards. Mrs Barrett supports us throughout the week, ensuring that all the children are getting the most from the curriculum. This term we are also joined by student teacher Miss Harrison.

We do phonics for reading and spelling every day and we will have a strong focus on writing this term.

Our Whole school topic this term, Flights of Fancy, will take us into a land of dreams, and explore how small dreams can become reality. We will look at the development of flying machines, the life of Albert Einstein, William Caxton and Tim Berners-Lee. 

We invite parents to events during our Family Learning Week in February, which focuses this year on science, technology, engineering and maths.

In Highclere Class we are committed to working hard and always trying our best, striving to be independent learners.

On a warm day at the end of June, Highclere class joined class 1b from Stockcross on a fantastic trip to The Ridgeway. We were dropped off near Ashbury and walked along The Ridgeway to Wayland's Smithy, spotting butterflies, birds and wild flowers along the way. After Wayland's Smithy we followed the track all the way up to Uffington castle where we ate lunch, saw The White Horse and Dragon Hill. Then we had fun trying to fly kites before enjoying an icecream. Year 1 then returned to school and Year 2 settled into Court Hill for our overnight residential. Everyone had a brilliant time.