Apple Tree Class

Welcome to Apple Tree Class! My name is Mrs Dunwell and I am so excited to teach you all this year. We are going to have lots of fun!

Magnificent Monarchs 

This project teaches children about the English and British monarchy from AD 871 to the present day. Using timelines, information about royal palaces, portraits and other historical sources, they build up an understanding of the monarchs and then research six of the most significant sovereigns.


In Apple Tree class we have high expectations for reading at home and school. Reading is extremely important for pupils, it helps them improve academically in all aspects of the curriculum. Please ensure that your child has an adult signature to show when they have read at home. The whole school challenge is to read three times a week – but I know we can do more than that!


Spelling lists will be stapled into your child’s reading record every week and these need to be practised at home ready for a spelling test on a Monday.


PE will be taught every Wednesday afternoon with Prestige Sport. Children will need to arrive at school wearing their PE kits. Please ensure children have trainers and a full school PE kit. They will need joggers and PE sweatshirts to wear outside as it gets colder. Please ensure long hair is tied back on PE days and that earrings are removed.

Apple Tree class visit the Library on a Thursday. The children will choose a book to take home for the week. Please ensure these are returned to school each Tuesday so they can be changed.

Forest Schools: 

Please keep an eye out for our forest school dates, children need to make sure they are well equipped with their forest school bits. These include waterproofs, wellies etc and in a bag with their items labelled please! Maybe a spare pair of socks too incase they get wet.

Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you

Mrs Dunwell :)

‘To Be The Best You Can Be’

At St Andrew’s we encourage children to develop determination, resilience and courage to try their best. We celebrate successes across all areas of the curriculum and aspire to find everyone’s strengths.