Churchfields Primary School


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Welcome to Palm Tree Class.

Your teachers are Miss Saunders and Miss Fowler with the help of the teaching assistants Mrs Curran and Miss Cannell.

We are learning

In Spring 1 our topic will be about ‘Journeys’ and then in Spring 2  it will be ‘Traditional Tales’. 

We will be learning all about London and different types of transport, as well as taking a journey back in time to the Ice Ages. We will also be exploring the local area and beginning to think about where our rubbish goes after we put it in the bin. We will be researching lots of different facts and learning how to use non-fiction books. We will also be sharing lots of stories, as well as having our weekly focus books and many traditional tales. We will be beginning to develop our writing skills by writing for different purposes, for example, writing facts, character descriptions and then moving onto writing narratives using lots of story language. 

Our phonics lessons have been going brilliantly; the children are now confidently applying the sounds they have learnt and are becoming more confident in their reading in writing. Phonics will continue in Spring term, we will be revisiting Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds and moving onto Phase 4 where the children learn how to blend and segment longer words. We have also had an exciting addition to Palm Class this term…Fred the Bear will be joining us to help us learn even more in our Phonics lessons. 

In maths we will be exploring numbers 1 to 20, we will be beginning to learn how to solve number problems and developing our skills in addition and subtraction. We will also be exploring different measures, including; height, length, weight, capacity and time.


The children will continue to be bringing home their reading books, they are having weekly reading sessions in school to ensure the books that are being sent home are tailored to their reading ability and are appropriately challenging your children. 

When reading with your children at home please make sure you acknowledge this in their reading record so class teachers will know to change their books.


Palm Class will continue to have their Forest School session on a Monday and PE will be on a Wednesday.

Palm Class assembly is on Wednesday 29th January. We look forward to seeing you there!

Class Timetable 

Please do not hesitate to contact us on our class email address if you have any concerns or questions at

However, if you need to speak to us directly about anything, then after school when you pick up your child is the best time.

Thank you for your support.

Miss Saunders, Miss Fowler, Mrs Curran and Miss Cannell.


Phonics Presentation (PowerPoint File)

Phonic websites and Apps (Word 2007 File)

Reception Phonics Programme (Word File)


Churchfields Primary School

Churchfields Road, Beckenham
Kent, BR3 4QY

T: 020 86505247
F: 020 86633383