Class RH 2017 - 2018

Mrs Hughes, Mrs Beeston and Miss Brennand

Welcome to RH!

We are a lively bunch and love to learn! We know that the first term can be daunting so below is some information that we think will help!

  • Children need a change of clothes, a coat and, in good weather, sunscreen.

  • Children need a labelled water bottle with a sports cap.

  • P.E. kits need to be in school Monday-Friday (black shorts, a white 'Leighton Academy' t-shirt and trainers). We have gymnastics on a Wednesday morning.

  • Snack money is a voluntary contribution of £1.50 per week (£10.50 for this half term).



  • Please read with your child at least 3 times a week and to note this in the blue reading diary.

  • Read the book to your child before they read it to you so that it is familiar to them

  • Allow your child to look at the pictures as they read

  • Encourage your child to point to each word as they say it

  • Read every book more than once

  • Don't panic if your child memorises a book - this is a fundamental part of beginning to read

Try out these questions with your child:

  • Where is the front cover?

  • What is the book about?

  • Who is in the story?

  • Where is the title?

  • Point to the picture

  • Point to the first word on this page

  • Point to the letter...

  • Which was your favourite part?


  • Children should complete one Mathletics certificate per week.

  • Your log-in can be found in the back of your child's blue reading diary. Please click here to access the sign in page.

  • We celebrate your child's achievements in Mathletics by showing them off in our fortnightly achievement assembly and by displaying them in the classroom.

  • Initially you will want to help your child with their mathletics but we encourage independence once your child is familiar with the activity they are completing.

  • Your child's teacher will assign them a weekly task which may be repeated to allow opportunities to build independence.

This half term we have two main projects

  • After our first 'settling in' days we will be reading and learning about 'The Three Little Pigs'.

  • This will involve practising our pencil grip, learning how to form letter shapes and having a go at acting out the story.

  • We will also practise counting objects one at a time and recognising numerals.

  • During these weeks we shall also be adjusting to routines and familiarising ourselves with the classroom and our new friends.

  • After that we will be reading 'Owl Babies' by Martin Waddell. Click on the picture to watch the animation!

  • We will have a go at writing simple words and saying the first sounds in words.

  • We will also continue our work on counting and working with numbers 0-5 using the numicon.

  • If you would like to know more about Numicon please come to our open session on Wednesday 27th September 2017 3.30pm-4.00pm in your child's classroom.

Starting School:


Attendance Times

Tuesday 5th September 2017

9.00am-11.45pm (No Lunch)

Wednesday 6th September 2017

9.00am-12.55pm (Lunch)

Thursday 7th September 2017 onwards

9.00am-3.15pm (Lunch)

Contacting the Team

Mrs Hughes:

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Contact the School

Leighton Academy

Principal - Mrs Joanna Young
Leighton Academy
Minshull New Road, Crewe
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Tel: 01270 685185