Class One



Dear Parents and Carers, 

Happy New Year! We are excited to welcome the children back into 2023 and are looking forward to seeing what they can achieve.

Miss Sewell will support in class on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Please note the slight changes to our PE offer below as the children will be receiving more sessions from the NUFC Foundation.

School Diaries

Please send your child’s school diary in every day. These can be used to pass messages on between home and school. It would be particularly useful to also note any changes in going home arrangements too.

Reading Books 

Reading books will be changed every Monday . Children will be given a VIPERS focus question and two reading books to read at home throughout the week. The two books are known as a 'My Book' and an 'Our Book'. The ‘My Book’ is a book matched to your child's phonics knowledge or a coloured level bookThese books are used to boost your child’s fluency when reading aloud and encouraging them to segment and blend words. The 'Our Book' is a book that the children choose themselves from our class library. This should be read alongside an adult and aims to boost children’s interest and love of reading.

Water Bottles 

Children are to bring their bottles in on a Monday and keep them in school all week. They can take them home again on a Friday to be washed over the weekend. 

Wellies/Outdoor Shoes 

We are fortunate to have beautiful grounds at Ovingham CE First School and we use them at every possible opportunity, whatever the weather! We ask that children have a pair of wellies or sturdy outdoor shoes that are kept in school for these occasions.  


This half term, we will be continuing our PE lessons with NUFC on a Wednesday and focusing on modified team games. On this day, children can come into school dressed in their PE uniform.

We will also be receiving some additional dance lessons provided by NUFC on Monday 16th January and Monday 23rd January. Children can come into school in their normal uniform and we will remove socks and shoes for this session.

From the week beginning 30th January, we will then have our second PE lesson on a Friday where we will continue explore dance with a focus on Chinese New Year. Children can bring

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to chat to us at the start or end of the school day. Alternatively, you can write a message in your child's diary or contact our school office by phoning 01661 832581 or emailing


Miss Moorhead and Miss Sewell