All of our Year 1 children and half of our Year 2 children are taught in Windrush Class in our Lower School (Windrush and Tolsey Class).

Lower School have access to a full class set of Chrome Books as well as a number of iPads. They have the same break and lunchtimes and will also all go on the same trips. These are planned on a 3 year cycle, so that whichever route your child takes through Lower School, they will always be offered the same educational experiences (please see below).

If you would like more information on how we split our Year 2 children between Windrush and Tolsey Class, please watch this explanation video.

We teach systematic synthetic phonics using Read Write Inc., more information can also be found below.

To see what our children are learning, please click here: Windrush Class – Terms 3 to 6

Parent information for this term:

In the Magnificent Monarchs project, your child will learn about English and British monarchs from AD 871 to the present day and consider how the power of the monarchy has changed over time. They will study six significant sovereigns; Alfred the Great, William the Conqueror, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria and the current monarch, Elizabeth II. Finally, they will choose which of the sovereigns that they have studied is the most significant.

Parents are encouraged to spend time looking through the knowledge organiser prior to beginning the topic, which can be found here.

Long term plans.

To ensure children do not repeat curriculum content, we follow a rolling programme (please note, this was introduced in term 3 2022/2023).

Lower School Rolling Programme A (2022/2023)

Lower School Rolling Programme B (2023/2024)

Lower School Rolling Programme C (2024/2025)

Full details of our curriculum can be found on our curriculum pages here.

Key information:

  • If you would like any further information on how you can support your child at home, please do read help at home.


Windrush Class Information


Read, Write, Inc Phonics Guidance for Warwick, Windrush & Tolsey Classes

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