Westvale Park

Primary Academy

Always Children First

Stoats Class

Welcome to the Stoats Class page. 


Class Teacher: Mr R. Farrant

Class based 1:1 support: Mrs R. Berry


P.E.: Tuesdays

Forest School: Friday (fortnightly)

Please scroll down to find our Topic Web's which give a detailed outline as to what Stoats will be learning  each term.


Below is some useful information about our class.




  • We encourage you to read with your children at home at least 5 times a week to foster a love of reading within your child. Children will have a ZPD and therefore they know which colour book they should be reading.
  •  We encourage your child to change their book as and when they need to in our class libraries so that they will always have a book to read.
  • Please remember to write in your child's reading journal every time they have read at home. We also encourage the children in Year 3 to write a comment in their reading journal. 
  • Every Friday their reading journal will be collected in. Every 5 readings recorded will be noted and your child will earn a raffle ticket which will be entered into a prize draw. This is drawn at the end of each half term.




  • PE lessons are every Tuesday afternoon. 
  • Please ensure all your child's PE kit is labelled.
  • Children need to come to school wearing their PE kit every Tuesday.




  • Children are asked to read their books at home as much as is possible. This will encourage children to learn new words and be able to write for longer. 
  • Towards the end of year 4 there is a national times table check. We encourage your child to log on to TT Rockstars for, at least, 5 minutes every day and improve their speed and recall of multiplications! 
  • Children should complete Accelerated Reader (AR) quizzes on the books they have read within 24 hours of finishing the book. If you are finding it difficult to access AR please speak to your child's class teacher. Please find the link below to access AR and type your child's username and password when prompted.


Forest School


  • Your child will attend a forest school session on a Friday, once every two weeks.
  • Clothing will be kept at school.
  • Children should have wet weather suits for these sessions to ensure that they are covered and safe.
  • Children are split into either Group A or Group B
  • Children will be getting their wet weather suits muddy! This is all part of the forest school experience. We are developing children's outdoor experiences and resilience.