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Netherfield Primary School

Netherfield Primary School

Our Classes

Take a look at what is happening across Netherfield Primary School.

EYFS Foundation 1 

Foundation Stage 1:

Butterflies, Ladybirds, Hoverflies and Bumblebees teachers are Mrs  Brakes and Mrs Cranefield

Butterflies, Ladybirds, Hoverflies and Bumblebees have had a wonderful start to term. It has been so lovely to come in and see all our lovely teachers/TA’s, especially when it has been hard sometimes to say goodbye to our parents. They all love to sing, and this makes us all smile and join in!

Our book this half term was Elmer. We made our very own Elmer the elephant, and he has been in the F1 Unit everyday looking at what we are doing! We had much fun colour mixing and exploring the new environment.  Our favourite is the home corner, where we pretend it’s a Café, chat and choose from the menu!

Another thing that we like doing is going outside, and we can even do this when it rains!

Each day we have a phonics session, focusing initially on phase 1 which helps develop our speaking and listening skills. Along with a daily phonics session we have a maths session too, and can’t wait to find out what the number of the week is. On Thursday’s we have “naughty numbers” where one of the numbers hides, and we have to investigate and find out which one it is!

As we enter a new half term, our book is “Going on a Bear Hunt,” and the role- play area is going to become a camp, where we can go on many adventures!

We can’t wait!


EYFS Foundation 2 

Fireflies teachers are Mrs Tabrehamand Mrs Hicken

Dragonflies teachers are Mrs Slater and Miss Leivers

In Fireflies and Dragonflies this term we have had so much fun this term learning.

We have really enjoyed getting to know the children and seeing them develop new friendships that will move with them throughout their school years.

We have been working so hard since the start of the year to establish new routines and nurture independence. We are so proud of all our children and how they have shown such enthusiasm and perseverance with their new learning.

In F2 we are so lucky that we are able to take our learning both inside and outside and allow our imaginations to lead our discoveries.

Our ‘Marvellous Me’ topic has enabled us to explore how unique and special we all are through the use of a range of books and stories including ‘Elmer’, ‘Amazing Grace’ and ‘Funnybones’. This learning has helped us to understand ourselves and our class mates and work together as part of a team.

It has been great to learn so much more about the children during ‘Talk Time’ and hear all about their families, friends, hobbies, likes and dislikes. We are also really proud of how the children are learning to listen to each other carefully and share their ideas and opinions.

We have enjoyed lots of fabulous Phonics opportunities and have become amazing sound Detectives, listening carefully to individual sounds around us and beginning to combine these together. We are off to a flying start with reading and have enjoyed sharing our whole class reading texts and class stories in school and ‘Reading for Pleasure’ books to share at home with out families. We have even started taking home our own independent reading books to practise our ‘Book Behaviours’ at home too.

Our Maths learning has showed us how we can be ‘Maths Magicians’ and use our super knowledge of numbers and shapes to find patterns and solve problems. The children have been super stars at showing us how they can use these skills in different parts of their learning and play throughout the day.

Our creative minds have been challenged to create a range of beautiful models, artwork and products following instructions carefully and also use our own imaginations to make our own clever creations.

Everyday is full of new discovery, questions and challenges.

Fireflies and Dragonflies amaze us every minute of every day!

We are really looking forward to exploring ‘Our Colourful World’ next half term and for the new learning that will take place.

Read what Fireflies are doing this term by downloading their newsletter below.

Year 1 

Class 1 teacher is Miss Sentence

Class 2 teacher is Miss Mulligan.

In Y1 we love to have fun whilst we are learning. We have a big focus on developing our children as readers, writers and curious learners - we love to find things out! Our curriculum is designed to engage children and let them explore and learn new things. Our topics are:

Autumn 1 - Wonderful Us

Autumn 2 - The Box of Forgotten Toys

Spring 1 - Paws, Claws and Whiskers

Spring 2 - Enchanted Woodlands

Summer 1 - The Scented Garden

Summer 2 - Under the Sea

We work very hard to inspire Y1s to love books and quality texts are threaded through our whole curriculum (our children quickly become bookworms if they aren't already!) In our whole class reading sessions we explore a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We want our children to become familiar with a wide range of authors and texts. 

Phonics is an important part of Y1 so our children are enabled to continue on their journey of being readers and writers. Dough Disco and other fine motor skills activities are done daily to encourage strong fingers! Our maths is very practical - we do lots of counting, sorting, problem solving and work within numbers to 100. 

In the afternoons our learning is focused on curriculum areas such as science, PSHE, history, art, geography and music to name a few. Afternoons are also a time to explore learning through activities such as role play, small world play, building, creating and being innovative.

We are also very lucky to have Ted the Reading Dog visit Class 2 for 2 mornings a week. He loves to see children reading and do any sort of learning. 

Take a look at what Year 1 are doing this term by downloading their newsletter below.

Year 2 

Class 3 teachers are Mrs Crawford and Mrs Carr.

Class 4 teachers are Mrs Carr and Miss Greaves

In Year 2 we aim to captivate children and empower them with enthusiasm and resilience to learn through fact, fiction and fantasy and by harnessing the power of their own creativity through art, music and design. We build their interest in the awe and wonder of our natural and built environments and habitats and our personal, local and collective histories by exploring the real world.

Autumn 1 - There's No Place Like Home       (Where do we live? Local studies of geography and homes)

Autumn 2- Bright Lights, Big City        (Lets meet the heroes who battled the Great Fire                                                                    of London and Robin Hood our local hero)

Spring 1- Polar Opposites        (The North and South Poles and their inhabitants)

Spring 2- Amazing Africa          (Inhabitants and explorations of the huge continent)

Summer 1- It's a Bug's Life       (All curious things that are creepy and crawly)

Summer 2- Land Ahoy               (Climb aboard! You've guessed it me' hearties it's pirate                                                         time!)

Reading plays a huge part in all that we do at Netherfield and in Year 2 we have a fantastic range of texts to engage and thrill. As our children wind up their infant years, we work hard to ensure that they adjust and mature into reading for pleasure and for knowledge to prepare them for their junior years. 

Read what Year 2 are doing this term by downloading the newsletter below.

Year 3 

Class 5 teacher is Miss Morgan

Class 6 teachers are Mrs Buckland and Miss Gretton

Welcome to Year 3!

Year 3 is an exciting year! It is a time when the children are able to consolidate what they have learnt in KS1 and begin their learning journey into KS2. We encourage the children to be confident and independent learners.

We want children to have a love of reading and be curious about the world they live in. In Year 3 we like to create an enriched curriculum which immerses the children in their learning. Some of our topics this year are as follows:

Autumn Term – Stone Age to Iron Age

Spring Term – Ancient Egypt

Summer Term – Ancient Greeks

As previously mentioned we create an enriched curriculum. For example whilst studying the Stone Age in Autumn, not only did the children create cave paintings and clay pots, they also re-enacted being Stone Age people and went outside to learn about being hunter-gatherers. In English the children focused on the text the ‘Stone Age Boy’ by Satoshi Kitamura and used this to inspire and write their own stories.

Read what Year 3 are doing this term by downloading their newsletter below.

Year 4

Class 7 teacher is Mr Cooper

Class 8 teacher is Miss Leivesley

Read what Class 7 and Class 8 are doing this term by downloading their newsletters below.

Year 5 

Class 9 teacher is Mr Payne

Class 10 teacher is Miss Coutts

Year 5 is a brilliant year group to be in and there are so many wonderful things to learn! 

We love reading and the teachers in Year 5 are full of recommendations of books you should read. We know that reading is important and can help you become independent learners. Therefore, we dedicate time to practise independent reading and once a week we have a Reading for Pleasure lesson where we spend time sharing, reading, and doing all sorts of great book-related activities! Please encourage your child to read every day to an adult, or by themselves. 

We don't have 'topics' in Key Stage Two but we link subjects where there are meaningful links. We teach a broad range of wider curriculum subjects including Art and Design, Design and Technology, History and Geography but here are a few highlights from each term:

Autumn: Space, Mountains and Black History

Spring: Royalty through Time and Materials

Summer: Rivers, Revolution in Nottingham and Architecture

We cover a wide range of areas so if you would like to know more about what we learn in Year 5, take a look at our curriculum pages for a further break down or at our newsletters below. 

If you have any questions or queries about Year 5, please ask one of the Year 5 teaching team who are always more than happy to help!

Many thanks,

The Year 5 teaching team

Read what Year 5 are doing this term by downloading their newsletters below.


Year 6 

Class 11 teacher is Miss Cook

Class 12 teachers are Mrs Holdridge and Mrs Bedford

Welcome to Year 6! 

Year 6 is a really special time for our children as it is their last year with us before the end of their journey at Netherfield Primary School. It’s a great chance to see our children start to take more responsibility for themselves and for their own learning. They will have created many memories throughout their time with us and during this year we will carry on learning new things and creating new experiences for them. Towards the end of year 6, in the summer, we look to prepare our children to leave us and make a smooth, happy transition into secondary school. In addition to this, Year 6 is also an important year which reflects on their knowledge and skills gained throughout their time in primary school, as in May they sit their KS2 SATs.  

In our lessons, alongside reading, writing and maths, we also study lots of interesting topics that we know our children will enjoy learning more about. Read our Year 6 termly newsletter to get more of an insight into what we are learning about each term. Alongside our topic work, we also love to celebrate reading. We know that by reading every day, our children will have a broader vocabulary, a wilder imagination and grow up to love reading. Please encourage your child to read every day to an adult, or by themselves.  

Finally, if you have any questions or queries, please ask – we are more than happy to help. 

Thank you,  

The Year 6 Teaching Team


Read what Year 6 are doing this term by downloading their newsletters below.