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.


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Curriculum Overviews

Home Learning

We will post weekly home learning here if and when it is needed.

Blackbird News 

Congratulations to all the children in Blackbird class! You all behaved exceptionally well on both the cricket festival and visit to Small brook Meadows! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed these experiences and enjoyed the learning of new skills and knowledge.

Summer Term

We hope that you have had a wonderful Easter break. We are excited to share more learning with you this term!

This term we have a new topic called Come Outside! We will be reading some lovely books linked to the topic, fieldwork to explore our local surroundings and investigations in science to learn more about plants and animal habitats.

Please look at our curriculum overview for more details about what we will be doing in class and scroll to the bottom of this page for homework reminders to help your child to practise and remember their learning.

If you have any questions, please ask, so that we can do our best to help your child have a safe, happy, and productive time at school. 

Best Wishes,

The Blackbird Team

Autumn Term 2022


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 4

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 ready to receive house points.

If you have any questions, please ask.

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: Counting forwards, backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s. Challenge: Include missing numbers, 

Y2 Weekly Maths test:  2x, 5x and 10x tables in any order. Challenge: Try 5 x ? = 35  and ? x 2 = 24 

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.

Learning Resources

       Phonics and reading support                Phase 3 phonics sound mat                      Phase 3 tricky word mat         Phase 4 tricky word mat                        Phase 5 sound phonics mat                     Phase 5 tricky word mat

         100 High Frequency Word Mat              200 High Frequency Word Mat                  Ideas for practicing spellings       Handwriting - lower case letters        Handwriting - uppercase letters      VIPERS     Guided Reading questions

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