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Welcome to Satellites Class!

You will find lots of useful information on our class page. Please keep checking for the latest events and photos. Remember to check Marvellous Me for classroom updates and our Hellingly School Facebook page.

Meet the Team

Mrs Norton will be teaching Satellites on Monday and Tuesday.

Mrs Noble will be teaching Satellites on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Mrs Wood and Mrs Brown are Satellites Class TAs.


PE will be on a Tuesday morning with Mrs Norton and a Friday afternoon with Mrs Noble.

This term we will be focsuing on Football on a Tuesday and Basketball on a Friday. Please remember to come to school in your PE kits on our PE days.

Class Newsletter

Curriculum Meeting

Satellites Class Term 1 Enquiry

How did life change through the Stone Age?

In term 1, we will be learning all about the Stone Age and how life changed throughout the Stone Age from when they were hunter-gatherers to then settling down, building homes and becoming farmers. We will have a Stone Age workshop with ‘Hands on History’ where we will be able to look at and handle different artefacts from the Stone Age! In Science, we will be learning about different types of rock and investigating their properties.

Core Text

Our Core Text in English this term is ‘Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone Age’ by Raymond Briggs.

Home Learning


Every child will bring home a book to read to an adult. They may have a colour banded book or a ‘Reading for Pleasure’ book (if they are a free reader). Please listen to your child read everyday. Five minutes reading at home each day will help your child to develop their reading skills further.

Your child will also bring home a second book this is a ‘Reading for Pleasure’ book. This is a book that you can enjoy reading to your child or you may enjoy reading it together.

Please remember to always sign your child’s reading record each day.

Here is a small selection of age appropriate books that you might enjoy reading with you child:


Spellings will be set every Monday and will be linked to our whole class, spelling lessons. Weekly spellings will be tested in school on the following Monday. Please support your child in learning their 10 weekly spellings.

Statutory Word Lists:

If you have learnt your spellings for the week, why not challenge yourself to learn a few words from the statutory word lists below.


Play on Times Table Rock Stars for at least 5 minutes each day.

Visit or download the app to login and play!

Visit the ‘Garage’ to practice the times tables that Mrs Norton and Mrs Noble have set for you to learn. Sometimes this will be one times table and sometimes there may be a few.

Visit the ‘Studio’ and play at least 10 games to get your Rock Star Status. As your fluency of your times table recall improves, the better your Rock Status will be! Remember, to become a ‘Rock Hero’, it will take lots and lots of practise!

Time Table Rock Star Challenge Wednesday!

Every Wednesday, we will be doing the Times Table Rock Stars Challenge. Each week your child will bring home a times table to focus on improving their speed in multiplying and dividing by that particular number.

Times Table Rock Star Trophy

Our Times Table Rock Star Trophy will be awarded for effort in improving your fluency of times tables each term.

Other Useful Resources:

English Resources

Maths Resources

Class Photos