Forest & Sandridge For Parents

Apple Class

In Apple class our teacher is Miss Gale. We are really lucky to have three teaching assistants working with us, alongside Cherry class. These are Miss Davies, Mrs Jackson and Miss Byrant. We have a very exciting year planned ahead!

Class Teachers

Miss Lucy Gale Teacher
Miss Morwenna Davies Teaching Assistant
Miss Sarah Bryant Teaching Assistant
Mrs Alyssa Jackson Teaching Assistant, MDSA

Our theme in term 4 is ‘A Long Time Ago’. We will be learning, exploring and finding out about different types of dinosaurs. During our phonics learning this term, we will be re-capping Phase 3 in order to become more confident before starting on Phase 4 sounds later in the term. We are will be continuing to become more independent in our reading and writing, using the sounds that we already know. In maths we will continue to explore teen numbers and become more confident in addition and subtraction – using number sentences to support our learning.


We will be having our PE lesson on a Tuesday morning. Children need to have their PE kit in school and clearly labelled. It would be really helpful if you could practice getting changed independently as much as possible at home. This term we will be doing PE inside, we will let you know when outdoor kit is needed.

Balance bikes

Apple class will be having a balance bike lessons also on a Tuesday morning. For these children will change into their trainers. Helmets are provided for the session.

Home learning

Within the next few weeks your child will come home with reading books. Please can you read as much as possible at home and record it in the reading record. We will also be sending home some phonics activities for you to have a go at. Children will be given a home learning folder with some activity ideas related to our theme. Key words are being checked and sent home every week. These are designed for you to use them in a variety of ways at home to help your child learn them by sight. Please make sure they come back in on their book change day so we can add the next set. It is important that you continue to practice all of your child’s keywords, even if they have been ticked off, to avoid them forgetting these words.

WOW slips

Please record any ‘Wow’ moments from home on the wow slips and send them into school for us to share with the class. These should not be used weekly, they are for really special moments/achievements which make you go ‘wow’! If you need any more wow slips please ask.

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