Milky Way 2021 - 2022

Mrs Walker

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Smith

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs Coleman

SEN Teaching Assistant

Mrs Turner

SEN Teaching Assistant

Miss Davies

Class Teacher

Dear Parents,

Welcome back.

We hope you and your families had a relaxing break.

Here is an outline of the topics your child will be learning about in the Autumn Term in The Milky Way.

Throughout the year we will be learning about the continents and countries which border The Equator and to begin with our theme this Term is Africa.


Children should be encouraged to read/share books every day to both practise their phonics and spelling and also their comprehension and understanding of what they are reading and what might happen next. The children will also learn a list of spellings each week to reinforce their phonics lessons.


On a Wednesday the children will receive a piece of Literacy and Numeracy homework to be returned the following Monday.

For Y4 –Y5 children this should take 20 minutes for each subject and for Y6, 30 minutes.


Under the theme of Africa we will be looking at traditional tales (Handa's Surprise , All Aboard for the Bobo Road , The Goggle-Eyed Goats,  Don't Spill the Milk! ), poetry (Bringing the Rain to the Kapiti Plain), stories from familiar settings (  Oi Get Off Our Train , Tiger Who Came To Tea , Meerkat Mail), Information Texts about African animals and African Fairy Tales. The topic will include African art and hopefully a trip to the Liverpool Museum.




Some children will access their year group maths classes.

In the Milky Way we will look at Number and Place Value to a 1000, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, money and length. Please help the children to continuously practise learning their times tables (2,5,10,3,4,6,7,8,9,11,12), counting money and telling the time.




Personal, Social and Emotional

The Autumn Term will begin with this topic to settle the children back into school. For the first two weeks we will be looking at Silly Billy, A Huge Bag Of Worries, A Journey On The Moon Balloon and Lila and the Secret of Rain . We will share our worries and hopes for the year and strategies to manage those feelings and to recognise these feelings in others.


Share The Learning and Assemblies

Please try to support these events where possible as it means a lot to the children to be able to share their work with you and to perform in front of you.



Should you have any queries please either note them if your child has a Home School Communication Diary or call the Office and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please keep us advised of any medical appointments or change in medications or if for whatever reason medication has not been given on a particular day.



Best Wishes

Miss Davies SENCO

Mrs Smith MW Lead TA

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St Wilfrid's Primary School

Greenbank Lane, Hartford

Northwich, Cheshire


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