Potter (Year 1 & Year 2)

Welcome to Potter Class


Potter Class


Teacher: Miss Markham

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Hornsey


Class email: potter@st-johns-warminster.wilts.sch.uk

Or send a message through Class Dojo.



Please check your child's bag daily. 

A Link Book

Reading books 

A homework exercise book

Encourage your child to help you check they have got all they need in their book bags. This will help them to gain independence.


Homework is sent out on a Friday needs to be returned the following Wednesday.

Please check your child's book bag for homework.


Homework includes:

Daily Reading (at least 5 times a week)

Maths Passport  (Please can you ensure the Maths passport is kept with the homework book.)

Phonics or writing task


Reading at Home

Your child needs to read at home every day. Each read needs to be recorded and signed in their reading record so that they can be in with the chance of this term's reward! 

Please also sign their special reading bookmark so that they can receive a small prize every time their bookmark is completed.

I hope that you have all had a fantastic summer holidays and managed to achieve lots of fun things, despite the weather being a typical British summer!
We are really looking forward to seeing you all back full of energy and ready to go!
Please find the Parent Planner near the top of the page to see what we are learning this term and don't forget we are always here if you have any questions!
Our days in Potter Class:
We have a 20 minute Phonics (Y1) and SPAG (Y2) session to start the day. Phonics will focus on Phase 5 across the year and SPAG will focus on a wide range of aspects in writing, from basic punctuation to tenses and spelling rules. Phonics will still play a part for Y2s, particularly with spelling and those that require it, will still get a quick phonics recap each day.
English (Writing)
We are writing a fiction text based on the book, 'The Queen's Hat'. We will then have a go at a non-fiction text based on 'The Day the Crayons Quit'.
As always, it is essential that every child reads every day. The focus in reading is on fluency. This means your child will now be bringing home a book that they can read to you fluently without overly segmenting and blending. Please ensure that you read this book with your child at least 3 times, encouraging and supporting expression and understanding of the text.
Areas covered this term will include place value and addition & subtraction for both Year 1 and Year 2. 
Small steps are worked through to build confidence and secure knowledge.
Have a look on here for some fun games to play:
Potter class will be learning all about The Great Fire of London before looking at the origins of Bonfire Night and why it is celebrated.
This term, we are learning about growing plants. We will investigate seeds and bulbs and the requirements for healthy growth.
Textiles will be the focus of art this term. We will develop our sewing skills in order to make a teddy bear.
The big question this term is, "Does God want Christians to look after the world?" We will learn about The Creation Story and understand what we can do to look after the world.