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Baston C of E Primary School

Baston C of E Primary School

Dream, Thrive, Believe



Welcome to Africa Class!

Africa Class is taught by Mr Hardstaff. Our Teaching Assistants are Miss Billson and Mrs Baines.

Follow @MrHardstaff on Twitter for updates about all the exciting things Africa class get up too! 

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We love doing lots of different activities both inside and out, regardless of the weather. We have a spacious area for us to enjoy learning and playing in.

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P.E. and Outdoor Learning

P.E. takes place on a Monday and Thursday for Africa class, and Outdoor Learning takes place on a Tuesday morning. Please ensure that your child has both of these kits in school at the relevant times:

P.E. kit = red polo shirt, navy shorts or jogging bottoms, red hoody and plimsolls/trainers

Outdoor Learning = Warm trousers, long sleeved top, waterproof coat, hat, gloves and wellies or an all-in-one.

The children should keep their wellies in school at all times, so they don't get too muddy when playing in the outdoor area!

As the cold weather approaches it would be really helpful if you could encourage your child to put their own coat on and fasten it up. This will save them valuable 'playing time' at break!


These videos may help you to understand how your child learns to blend sounds and read words through Read, Write Inc.(RWI).

Red words will be sent home as part of the weekly sounds/reading homework.

The red words are tricky! They are the difficult words that cannot be sounded out but just need to be learned by sight. Repetition by sight is the only way to learn these words.

Home-school logs

Here is a brief explanation of how to use the home-school logs/reading records.

Please try to hear your child read their school book, at a time that suits you, every day. Once you have listened to your child read please write a short comment in the Reading Record about how they got on.

Books will be collected in every Friday so that you have a free weekend to enjoy yourselves and will not be handed out in the first or last week of term. 

If you have any other questions then please come and find Mr Hardstaff after school for an explanation.