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Wagtails  Daily phonics  Carol Vorderman daily maths lessons from 4 to 11, also has activities and games.


The White Rose Maths Hub have prepared a series of maths lessons for years Reception to 6. Currently there are 5 lessons for each year group with 5 more planned to be added in the next few weeks. You can access these at There is a daily live lesson between 10-11am on the site.

Welcome to Wagtails!

Welcome to the Wagtail class. Mrs Willett and Mrs Nixon are our teachers in the Wagtail class. We also have Mrs Humpherston as our teaching assistant to help us with our learning.


Mrs Willett

I am in my sixth year of teaching and I’m very pleased to be teaching Year 1 for my fifth year at Billinghay CE Primary School. My favourite subjects to teach are Maths, Science, Phonics and PE. I like to make my lessons exciting by linking the learning to the children’s interests and by creating practical opportunities to experience learning in a range of different ways.


Mrs Nixon

Since qualifying as a teacher in 1994, I have taught in many schools in England, Scotland, Germany and even Saudi Arabia. I have taught all primary year groups but particularly enjoy Early Years and Key Stage 1. My favourite subjects are Literacy and Phonics and I especially enjoy teaching young children how to read and write. When I am not at school I enjoy cooking, travelling and spending time with my family and our new Golden Retriever puppy, Dolly.


The curriculum

 In the autumn term, our first topic of the year is going to be based around the Billy Goats Gruff story where we will try to answer the question ‘What makes a good bridge for the Billy Goats to cross?’ We have many exciting challenges ahead including science investigations and building in DT. After October half term we will start our geography topic and try to answer the question ‘Where could the Go Jetters go on an adventure?’ The children will explore the UK and use their map skills in the local area.


 In the spring term we will be exploring the question; “Who first zoomed to the moon?” We will be using our research skills to look at how space travel has changed over the years and will compare this to Tim Peake’s more recent journey into space. We’re also lucky enough to have the planetarium coming into our school where we will learn all about the planets and stars. Our topic leading into Easter will be trying to discover why a dinosaur wouldn’t make a very good pet. To explore this we will be learning about a variety of different animal types and what sort of things they need to survive.


Finally in the summer term we will be trying to answer the question ‘How did Jack grow such a big bean stalk?’ To help us answer this question we will be going on a trip to Whisby Nature Reserve for a plant and flower hunt. We will also conduct experiments to gain an understanding of what helps plants to grow.


Throughout the year, we will also be working on our phonics skills every morning. This allows us to decode a range of words that unlock our ability to read and access other challenges.