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Bottesford Infant School

Tall Oaks From Little Acorns Grow


Welcome to the Red class page. The class teacher in Red class is Miss Watson and the Teaching Assistant is Mrs Brand.

Mrs Arrand and Mrs Holmes support and help us too!


Our PE days are Monday and Friday; please send your child's PE kit in on a Monday and we will send it home on a Friday.

We give out homework books on a Friday and collect them in on a Wednesday. 


Please follow our Twitter page @missrwatson1 for more exciting updates!  

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Our whole school theme for the Autumn term is 'Heroes and Villains' and our essential question is 'Does every forest have a tale to tell?'. Our immersive classroom is a forest complete with the Three Little Pigs' houses, the Troll's bridge, Hansel and Gretel's house, fairytale reading area and a beanstalk! We will be learning about the heroes and villains in some of our favourite traditional tales.


The Early Years Foundation Stage has 7 areas of learning.

Here is what we will be covering in the Autumn term:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We will be making new friends, working with partners and in small groups, as well as learning our school rules and values. We will choose a key person, as well as learn about the importance of taking turns and sharing. We will be independent when choosing activities and learn how to be a good friend during Anti-Bullying week. We will also develop our confidence in role-play.

Communication and Language

We will follow instructions and listen carefully during stories, teaching time and assemblies. We will develop our confidence when talking to our partners and in small groups, sharing our experiences and favourite things. We will use story maps to retell stories and develop our story-telling language in role-play.

Physical Development

We will move in different ways safely and confidently, we will move to music and develop our scissor skills. We will use the correct pencil grip to write our name, sounds and words. We will develop our own personal skills, including toileting and getting changed for PE. We will also learn about healthy and unhealthy choices when learning about 'Hansel and Gretel'.


We will learn our sounds in Read Write Inc. and develop our blending skills to read and write simple words. We will recognise our names and other simple words, as well as listen to and share our favourite stories. We will discuss characters and events in traditional tales and use story maps to retell stories.


We will recognise and order numbers to 10 and beyond and use our counting skills to count groups of objects accurately. We will order objects by size and complete repeating patterns. We will correctly name 2D shapes and use them to create pictures. We will say the number one more than a given number and use measuring skills to talk about size.

Understanding the World

We will talk about our favourite things, families and likes/dislikes and learn about special celebrations such as Bonfire Night, Divali and Christmas. We will explore and use different technology such as iPad's and Dash. We will also explore different materials when learning about 'The Three Little Pigs'.

Expressive Arts and Design

We will explore different techniques, resources and materials, explore construction and music. We will participate in whole school Wake and Shake routines and act out stories in role-play. We will use critique to develop our artwork and create lots of masterpieces for our immersive classroom.


If you have any questions or would like to speak to a member of staff in Red class please find us at the end of the school day. Alternatively, our learning mentor Mrs Holmes is available on the playground in the mornings.

Magical mail left us a reading challenge!

Reading buddies! We had our first reading buddies session. We met our buddy and shared our books with each other. They helped us with our blending!

A number hunt! We had to find all the hunt cards, count the number of objects on it and then tick it off on our hunt sheets! We had to work with our partner and take turns.

Our construction challenge! We worked well as a team to create strong & sturdy houses to keep the Big Bad Wolf out...

Our first trip to the library!

More magical mail! This time we had to use a variety of 2D shapes to create our own fairy tale castle.

Our first magical mail...We planted beanstalks, just like Jack!

Rainbow day