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Halley's Comet (SB1)

Welcome to Halley's Comet


Our class is a very special class in which we all focus on our own strengths and on developing the skills that we find tricky.  We have children from Reception up to year 3 in our class.

The children in our class love to learn and we make sure that our learning is done in lots of different ways so that everyone is able to access it at an appropriate level.  We are very lucky to have our own outdoor area in which we can develop our learning further.  We love hands on activities and particularly enjoy getting messy!


Foundations for Learning:


In our class we spend a lot of time focusing on developing positive behaviours and in turn positive learning behaviours, ensuring that children are ready to learn and have the skills that they need to learn successfully. 


Another of our main focuses is the development of speech and language skills.  This may involve developing children's confidence with their speech, supporting children to be able to hold two-way conversations, supporting pupils to improve their speech sound production or a focus on developing pupils understanding and use of vocabulary. 


The development of gross and fine motor skills is also a key focus for our class.  Gross motor skills are the  skills involving large muscle movements, such as independent sitting, crawling, walking, or running. Fine motor skills involve use of smaller muscles, such as grasping, object manipulation, or drawing.  These are vital skills for children to develop in order to become independent in both their life and their education.


Key Information:


Our P.E. day is Friday so please ensure your child comes to school in the appropriate clothing and footwear.




Phonics and Reading


To support your child's phonics and reading:


  • Take a look at the ‘Helping your child with Phonics’ information pack to find out how we teach phonics and what resources we use.
  • Listen to your child read the book bag books sent home and the eBooks that they have been allocated on New login cards can be requested from the school office.
  • Make sure your child brings in their bookbag on a Monday and Friday to get a new reading book matched to their phonic ability and a reading for pleasure book that they have chosen from the library for you to share with them.