Spring 1 - 2018

Welcome back! We hope you all enjoyed a relaxing winter break. We are looking forward to this term and our topic ‘On the Move.’ 

What are we going to be learning?

We are going to be covering a range of exciting topics this term including learning around transport and movement. We are looking forward to our trip to the Emirates airline and looking at a book called ‘A walk in London’. All our learning will then create a display which we look forward to showing you all.

Reading Morning

We have had great attendance to our reading mornings which takes place every Friday 8.45am-9.05am. It is a chance for you to come in and share a story from our book corner with your child.  Just a polite reminder that when you leave the classrooms please can you leave via the reception gate.

Junk Modelling

If you have any boxes, yoghurt pots, containers etc that the children could use when creating, please could you give it to your child’s teacher.


Children will be taking part in P.E. as part of their school learning. We would prefer they bring their named kit to school on a Monday and take it home on a Friday. For P.E. children should wear black shorts/tracksuit bottoms, white t-shirt and trainers/plimsolls.


We do have water available for children to drink throughout the day.  However, if you would rather your child bring in their own bottle from home please do so. Please note it must only be water in the bottles; no juice or flavoured water please.  

These are some of the learning objectives we are working on this half term in English

These are some of the learning objectives we are working on this half term in Maths

·        Read a range of familiar and common words and simple sentences independently.

·        Re- tell narratives in the correct sequence drawing on language patterns of stories.

·        Hear and say sounds in the order in which they occur

·        Use phonic knowledge to write simple words.

·        Recognise high frequency and tricky words and begin to spell them in their writing

·        Attempting writing for different purposes such as lists, stories and instructions

·       Beginning to write labels and simple captions and begin to form sentences, sometimes using punctuation.

  • Count reliably up to 10/20 everyday objects
  • Recognise numerals 1-10 and the teen numbers
  • Select two groups of objects to make a given total of objects
  • In practical activities and discussion, beginning to use the vocabulary involved in adding and subtracting.
  • Find the total number of items in two groups by counting all of them.
  • Use the language of ‘more’ and ‘fewer’ to compare two sets of objects.
  • Use positional language.
  • Can describe their relative position such as ‘behind’ or ‘next to’.
  • Order two or three items by length or height.
  • Beginning to use everyday language related to money.

Thank you for your support!

Kate Barton, Kate Purbrick, Peri Hannabus-Penn

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