Class RH

Welcome to Class RH –
Mr Howe’s Class

Autumn Term 2017

Welcome to Barrow Hall Primary School and a big “hello” from Mr Howe your new teacher. It’s very exciting starting school and I hope you will all enjoy your first year at Barrow Hall. We have lots of fun activities to do during your first couple of part time weeks in school, getting to know one another, making new friends and learning about the routines and rules of our school.

Topic:  Travel and Transport

This half term we will be learning about Travel. How do we get from place to place? Which kinds of transport do we use? Where did you go on your holidays this summer? How did you get there? Does anyone in your family drive or own an unusual form of transport? We would love to hear about it.

During Literacy lessons the children will be learning the story Mr Gumpy’s Motor car. Mr Gumpy owns a vintage car. He decides to take it for a drive into the countryside with the children but all the animals want to go too. The car gets stuck in the mud and no one will help because they all have an excuse! Eventually they all agree to help and they get back home just in time for tea. If you are visiting the library you might want to look for stories or non –fiction books with a transport theme. You might find poems or songs to share with our class. Please bring them into school.

In Mathematics we will be counting and ordering numbers as well as adding the wheels on train carriages, making patterns with different forms of transport and carrying out a simple transport study of which vehicles go past our school!

In PE we will be learning to move in different directions and in different ways. In Music how to keep a steady beat to songs, exploring in the Creative zone and using are imagination in role play.


The children will start being home their reading book soon. Please encourage the children to share their book with everyone. Practise is important. Please make sure, that your child bring their reading book and planner to school each day so that they can change their book. Please also tell me about other things that you have read during the week – posters, roads signs, comics, leaflets, recipes etc and/or which bedtime stories you have been reading. Reading is such fun!

“Home/School books” are a great way for the teachers and the children in your class learn about you and your family. We enjoy learning about what the children have been doing at home. We would also like to hear about your “Wow” moments. These could be starting at Rainbows and saying your Promise, Swimming across the pool, learning to ride bikes without stabilisers, getting dressed by yourself, helping someone and much more. As with all this, it’s not a competition but we genuinely would like to know more.

Weekly Timetable

Monday – Please make sure your PE kit comes into school today. It can stay here all week. Hand in Home/School book.

Friday –  It’s PE today. Home/School goes home today and PE kits to be washed when necessary.

A few messages for Parents

  • Your child’s planner should be checked everyday for messages both at school and at home. Please write a message when you hear your child read. Write the name of the book and what questions you asked, anything your child struggled with, what you talked about together.
  • Please send a water bottle with your child each day.
  • Please make sure EVERYTHING has your child’s name in it.
  • Please make sure your child has a waterproof coat everyday.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to myself at the end of the day or come and make an appointment.

Mr Howe