Sambourne Road, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 8LF

01985 212458

Sambourne CE VC Primary School

Learn to Love - Love to Learn

Welcome to Blackbird Class 

We are a mixed age class with Year 1 and Year 2 pupils. On this page you will find information about our curriculum, the year group expectations, our class timetable, topic overviews, celebrations and photos of fun and super learning.


Curriculum Overviews

Home Learning

Blackbird News 

Autumn Term

We are so excited to be welcoming the children back to school soon! We will be beginning our new school year with the topic 'Terrific Tales', where we will be exploring our favourite traditional tales - and some slightly different takes on them!

As the children start their new school year, we will be supporting them to be confident in working and playing together, as well as learning and following Blackbird class routines.

We will be starting Show and Tell this term - each Monday, children from a different House group will be invited to bring in/ talk about something related to our current topic. Keep an eye on the poster on our classroom door!

On the children's first day, Mrs O'Kelly will be waiting at the classroom door to say 'Hello!' as they come in. Then they can find their named peg for their belongings in the cloakroom. Back in the classroom, any packed lunches can go in our big box and morning snacks can go into the snack basket. Then the children can find their name signs to see where they are sitting and see what activity is waiting for them!

Best Wishes,

The Blackbird Team


Summer Term

Welcome to our summer term topic of Wonderful Weather! Fingers crossed we will have wonderful weather so we can enjoy more outside learning too! You can find out what we will be learning in our curriculum overview.

It is important to complete homework every week. This helps your child practice and remember what they have learned in school, helps with their future learning and creates an opportunity for them to share and celebrate their learning with you too. Homework is near the bottom of this page. We won't have Show and Tell this term but we will celebrate completed homework with extra house points as well as certificates in Friday's Celebration Assembly!

If you are isolating at home and feel well enough to do some learning, please see the Home Learning section on this page or email us with and questions. We hope you are ok and look forward to seeing you back in school soon.

We are looking forward to a fabulous term of sunny and happy learning!

Best wishes,

The Blackbird Team.

Weekly Home Work - Term 1

It is important to positively support your child to complete their homework every week. This helps your child practice and remember what they have learned in school, helps with their future learning and creates an opportunity for them to share and celebrate their learning with you too. Little and often throughout the week is sometimes easier than doing everything in one go, on one day. 

We celebrate completed homework with house points in class and with certificates in Friday's Celebration Assembly! 

Please complete homework by Thursday morning.

If you have any questions, please ask or email us so we can help you.

Y1 and Y2 Reading: Read at least four times a week. Record this in the reading journal to achieve weekly reading champion stamps which build up into reading certificates. Re-reading books help your child develop quick recognition of tricky words and build reading fluency. Book will be changed twice a week. You could use the suggested comprehension questions to develop your child's understanding of what they are reading. 

Y1 Phonics and spelling: Pease see your homework book for your weekly homework. 

Y2 Phonics and spelling:  Please log into Spelling Shed for your weekly homework.

Y1 and Y2 IXL English: Spend 10-20 minutes on the starred activities. 

Y1 and Y2 IXL Maths: Spend 10 - 20 minutes on starred activities. 

 Y1 Weekly Maths test: Practice counting forwards in 2s and 10s.

Y2 Weekly Maths test: Practice counting forwards in 2s, 5s and 10s with increasing fluency. 

User guidance for IXL and Spelling Shed.


Other Useful Websites


For how to pronounce letters and sounds click: Reading, ebooks, English and Maths Phonics, English and Maths games.

Other Learning Resources

Phonics and reading support          Phases 2,3,4 tricky words mat        Phase 3 phonics mat     Phase 5 phonics mat    

 100 High Frequency Word Mat                200 High Frequency Word Mat   

Ideas for practising spellings          Handwriting letter formation         VIPERS Guided Reading questions

       100 square            0-30 number line     Y1 Maths Games     Y2 Maths Games

PE Activity sheet