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Hello and welcome to Roma's class page!


Here you will find regular updates on Roma's topics and learning as well as useful information and dates.


Roma class are settling into life at Roman Way brilliantly, we have been having great fun getting to know each other, the school routines and exploring our classroom and outside area.


The adults in Roma Class are:


Miss Gilbody (Class Teacher)

Miss Wright

Mrs Winchcombe 


If you ever have any questions or queries, please don't hesitate to come and see us.


Please make sure that any uniform, coats, PE kits, lunch boxes and water bottles that are brought into school are clearly named.


Thank you



Roma's topics may vary slightly throughout the year, depending on the children's interests at the time. 

So far this year, we have focussed on 'all about me', 'fairy tales and stories', ' autumn' and 'woodland animals'.

We are currently continuing our work on 'autumn' and 'woodland animals' and linking these with the story of The Gruffalo. 


Forest School

Roma class have 3 forest school sessions this half term.


Thursday 4th January

Thursday 18th January

Thursday 1st February 

In Class


Last week, all of our activities and games revolved around the story 'Peter Pan'. We had a great week and particularly enjoyed turning our role play area into the lost boys hide out.


This week, we have turned our role play area into a castle and have also made a small world castle area. We have been reading fairy tales and thinking about the characters in the stories. We have also worked together to create a huge dragon which we are going to put up in our classroom. (03.10.17)


Roma enjoyed finishing our work on fairy tales before half term and we had loads of fun on our fairy tale day!


This week, our focus has been fireworks, we made some beautiful firework and bonfire art and even had a go at writing some words to describe fireworks. At the end of the week, we had a big discussion about staying safe when watching fireworks. (03.11.17)


Roma have had great fun learning about autumn and the changes going on at this time of year. We enjoyed our autumn walk around school and took some lovely photos of autumn leaves. We then read the Percy the Park Keeper story 'After the Storm' and had a go at designing new homes for Percy's animal friends. We also red other stories with woodland animals in and painted some beautiful fox, hedgehog, badger, rabbit and squirrel pictures. We are now linking our learning of autumn and woodland animals to one of our favourite stories, The Gruffalo. (22.11.17)


Roma had so much fun learning about The Gruffalo, Stick Man and The Gruffalo's Child. We acted out the stories using our puppets and used story stones to tell the story as well. The children drew some beautiful pictures of the Gruffalo and labeled them brilliantly. At the moment, we are spending lots of time with year 1 in the hall practising our Nativity, all of the children are doing so well. We are also practising our number ordering whilst making advent calendars. (05.12.17)


Roma have had a busy few weeks getting ready for Christmas! 

We loved our trip to The Lights to see our Christmas show and we were all fantastic in our Nativity which we performed for the school and for our families. We also had a busy few days getting ready for the Christmas Fayre, we made lots of different decorations to sell. (20.12.17)


Well done for finishing your first full term at school Roma Class. We are very proud of you all and hope you have a fantastic Christmas holiday!! 




Roma Class have started working through the phase 3 sounds and tricky words. 


We have learnt these phase 3 sounds:

j, v, w, x, y, z, zz


We have learnt these phase 3 tricky words:

he, she


We have now learnt all of the phase 2 sounds

s a t p i n m d g o c k ck e u r h b f ff l ll ss 


We have also learnt all of the phase 2 tricky words

I the to no go into 



Thursday Afternoon - Outside PE

Friday Morning - Inside PE

Please make sure that your child always has their PE kit in school and that everything is labelled!

This is a list of a few websites and apps which may be useful for you to use with your child at home. These are just a few suggestions, please do not feel that you have to use all or any of them and if you have different websites/apps which you already use then that’s great.


Useful websites for supporting your child with phonics:


Useful phonics apps for tablets:

Pocket Phonics

Hooked on Phonics

AlphaTots Alphabet

Simplex Spelling Phonics – Rhyming With CVC Words


Useful websites for supporting your child with maths:


Useful maths apps for tablets:

Monkey Maths School Sunshine


Bugs and Numbers

Bugs and Buttons

Math, age 4-6