.....Kindness.....Dignity.....Endurance.....Welcome to our school. Things are a bit different right now, but we are so pleased to see you!.....Kindness.....Dignity.....Endurance.....


Class teacher: Mr Grace

Teaching Assistants: Miss Wells (p.m.), Mrs Gurung 

PPA cover: Ms Wildman (Monday a.m.) Mrs McIlvar (Tuesday p.m.)

Welcome to Barbury class

What a great start we have had to our year so far! You have all settled in really well and adapted to the new routines in school. In the space of a week, you have learnt how to identify 4 digit numbers, plot co-ordinates, understand how electricity is made and started to delve into the lives of the Romans! You are currently exploring the world of pop music through Abba’s Mamma Mia.

I am particularly enjoying how much you like reading Charlotte’s Web. Your reading over the last week has improved greatly…as has your understanding of the text! You are also all progressing rapidly with your multiplication tables including 2s 5s and 10s.

Well done. I am already seeing our values of dignity, endurance and kindness showing in everything we do – keep it up!

Each week I will be updating this page with our phonic recap focus (our tricky alternative sounds) to support our spellings and interactive multiplication games! See this weeks below: 


The /s/ sound on the end of a word is sometimes spelled ce

Here are some examples:

Lace, pace, race, juice, choice, advice, device, sacrifice


On the end of a word the /s/ sound after the letter n is most often spelled ce.

Here are some examples:

Chance, glance, stance, instance, commence, sentence, announce, pronounce


On the end of a word the /s/ sound after the letter r can sometimes be spelled ce.

Here are some examples:

Farce, fierce, resource, divorce, pierce, force


On the end of a word of more than on syllable the /iss/ sound is usually spelled ice.

Here are some examples:

Bodice, hospice, novice, office, practice, service, solstice, apprentice, prejudice


Before the letter y the sound /s/ can be spelled with the letter c.

Here are some examples:

Cynic, emergency, fancy, mercy, policy, privacy, urgency, accuracy



Interactive maths sites: 




Mr Grace