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Our Summer term overview

Our Summer Timetable

Summer Term books

Let the Light Pour In

Let The Light Pour In - Words and Signs

Our Spring Term Curriculum Overview

Spring term timetable

Our Class books for spring term

Dear Earth - read by Isabel Otter

In this video, the author of one of our spring term class books reads her book Dear Earth.

Animals and their habitats

Our Family Tree: An Evolution Story

This is another of our class stories. A factual and beautifully illustrated book of evolution.

Our Family Tree. After reading Our Family Tree, can you put the events in the correct order?

How we breathe - Operation Ouch.

Operation Ouch is packed with incredible facts about the human body and fronted by identical twins Dr.Chris and Dr. Xand van Tulleken who experiment and explore their way through the fascinating world of medicine and biology. Please watch in advance to check it is okay for your child as there are some parts which could make you squeamish!

In Science we are looking at the respiratory system.  Please find below a video from CBBC to introduce the respiratory system. There is also a sheet of ideas to develop breathing skills through blowing activities, these can have a therapeutic effect on speech and feeding development.  

Breathing Activities PDF

Our Maths work this term is on measure.  In the first half term we are looking at height and length.  Activities which can be tried at home include measuring common items around the house.  You don't need to use a ruler, you can measure in Lego bricks, tins, the only criteria is that the measure needs to be the same size.  You could also measure members of the household.  

Key words and signs for measure PDF

We love to read in Corfe class.  We use the website to find books.  For example Diary of a Wimpy Kid is available to read online for free.  



Another wonderful reading site is Storyline Online where favourite stories are read aloud by some famous faces. 



Key Signs for Autumn - days and clothes

I Had a Favorite Dress

By Bonnie Ashburn Pictures by Julia Denos

This is a video of our class text for the autumn term. Our students have been learning to sign the days of the week and items of clothing which are key themes in this text.

Forest Fashion : Enjoy this nature inspired art activity based on our class book, I had a Favourite Dress

Corfe Timetable Autumn term A

Our Autumn Term Curriculum Map

Welcome to Corfe - Information for parents

Welcome to Corfe's home page for the academic year, 2023 - 24. 


On this page you will find information about our team, work and curriculum.  


There are also activities which you can enjoy doing together at home, enrichment activities which will show that learning can happen everywhere. 


Best wishes


As summer approaches, please find a PDF of our summer holidays and useful symbols.

PDF Summer Holiday Planner (a paper copy is going home 20/7/23)

Summer Term 2023 : Journeys

This term, Corfe class are taking a journey through space and time with our class text, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine l'Engle.

Please see our Curriculum overview below for details of our studies and some ideas for hoem learning.   

StoryBots Outer Space | Planets, Sun, Moon, Earth and Stars | Solar System Super Song | Fun Learning

The characters in a Wrinkle in Time travel through space. Enjoy this video which explores our solar system.

Create a planet. 


In A Wrinkle in Time, the characters travel through space and visit different planets.  


Can you make a planet? You can draw it or make it from recycled materials. What colour is it, is it large or small, what does the surface feel like?  

Create a planet vocab sheet

A WRINKLE IN TIME | New Trailer | Official Disney UK

Here is a trailer of the film A Wrinkle in Time, adapted from the book. However, there are some differences between the film and story, can you spot the differences?

A Wrinkle in Time, book and film.

Sesame Street: Homes | Elmo's World

Enjoy exploring homes with one of our favourite characters.

Kids Book Read Aloud: Home by Carson Ellis

What does your home look like? Share this book and look at different homes around the world.

I spy sheet

📐🏢 Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty (Read Aloud) | Storytime | Self-confidence |Miss Jill

An architect is someone who designs buildings. Why don't you take a ride around your local area, what buildings do you see? You could use the i spy sheet to help.

If I Built a House by Chris Van Dusen

This story is one to share at home, if you could build a house, what would it look like? What items would you have in each room. Feeling creative? Why not find some old boxes or Lego to make a model of your dream house or one of the rooms.

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Interview with award-winning children's author Onjali Q Raúf

In this video, the author of The Boy at the Back of the Class, Onjali Q Rauf answers questions about our class book and offers ideas on how to write.

After watching this interview did it offer any new ideas about the story?

Interview by Emily Drabble Filmed & edited by Robbie Hunt

Calibre Audio. 


Our students all have a membership to Calibre audio, Play Calibre Audiobooks, which is a library of audio books.  The books can be streamed directly from the website, via an app, we use Dolphin Easy Reader on our class iPads or requested via a memory stick.  There is a wide variety of children's books available, including our class text, The Boy at the Back of the Class.  



Spring Term 2023, Home and Away 


This term, we are focusing on a class text, The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q Raúf to explore our theme of Home and Away.  This text has been chosen for its contemporary plotline, it is the story of refugee coming to a new country, and also one that allows us to explore different cultures and experiences.   

Corfe Class Spring Timetable 2023. 


Please find an updated timetable for Spring 2022.  

Zones of Emotion

Symbol instructions for making a leaf wreath

An evergreen wreath

Reading - Soup recipe and pricing

November 28th 2022


Please find attached a number of activities to share with your child at home.  I will add the full symbol instructions on Tuesday morning.  At the heart of our curriculum is communication, reading and community, so reading a book with your child or exploring your local area would be wonderful ways to continue our ethos at home.  In the morning I will add a video to Dojo to welcome students to the day and as a means of keeping in contact with you all.  





Wordle Challenge. Our daily wordle challenge is at This sheet may help you work out today's challenge.

How I learned Geography prompts

'How I Learned Geography' read by Ed O'Neill

Corfe class, where in the world would you like to visit?
'How I Learned Geography' is written and Illustrated by Uri Schulevitz and read by Ed O'Neill. Having fled from war in their troubled homeland, a boy and his family are living in poverty in a strange country. Food is scarce, so when the boy's father brings home a map instead of bread for supper, at first the boy is furious.

Me on the Map - Read Aloud

Corfe class, please have a look at this story, can you draw a map of your bedroom, then your house, then your street, how big can you go?
"Me on the Map" was written by Joan Sweeney and illustrated by Annette Cable. This version of the book was published by Crown Publishing, Inc. in 1996.

Welcome to Corfe class - key information letter

Corfe Timetable 2022/23

Corfe 2022-23


We are delighted to introduce the Corfe team for 2022/23.  It is a team full of experience, kindness and fun. Let the learning adventures begin ..