Signal Box

Term 1 Summary:

We have had a great start to the year in Signal Box!
We have enjoyed all our work based on the story of Rosie’s Walk in our English lessons. We also developed a script for The Little Red Hen, which we performed in church at the Harvest Festival.

In maths we have been learning about the place value of numbers and platform 2 have also been practising adding, subtracting and multiplying.  

In science we have been looking at light and dark and enjoyed investigating the darkness in the railway tunnels with torches during one of our Wednesday walks.

In Geography we have been looking at maps of the school and our local area. We have created our own maps and in our computing lessons we programmed beebots to move around the maps.

We have been out and about lots already this term and some of our walks have been very wet and windy! We have also planted bulbs and pansies and picked blackberries which we made into blackberry crumble.

Thank you to those parents who joined us in church or came along to our open afternoon it was lovely to be able to share some of what we have been doing.

Have a look at some of the photos of term 1. 

Reading Records

Reading books and reading records will once again come home in book bags with the expectation that you read with your child most days.  This may be their reading book, or it may be another book from home you read with them.  They will receive a reward and certificate for every 50 reads they complete.


For children in year 1- 6 English and maths homework will be sent home on Fridays. Homework books will need to be returned to class on or before Wednesday.  The English and maths homework will be designed to reinforce and practice essential skills in these subjects. Spellings will be sent home weekly, and tested on Friday.

Outdoor Learning and Enrichment

This year we will be continuing with our weekly enrichment on Wednesdays. Getting out and about on local walks and trips and continuing to explore more ways to use our outdoor environment and local area to enrich learning.  Skye, our therapy dog, will continue to join us on some of our visits and we will also use the school mini bus and Mrs Butcher’s car when we are exploring further afield.

Therefore, can you please provide your child with a pair of wellies to be kept at school in case we decide to take our learning outside.  Please also ensure your child comes to school prepared for the weather; a coat on chilly days, gloves and a woolly hat on even chillier days and suncream and sunhats on lovely sunny days.


Signal Box have a new instagram for this academic year – even_swindon_signalbox_23_24.
Please follow us so we can share photos and information over the year. We can only accept ‘follows’ from parents and immediate carers. Your child’s mainstream class will also have an Instagram account which you can follow and we will be able to share their address shortly.