Monthly Archives: January, 2020

Our outdoor learning this week!

Our book focus this week has been Norman The Slug with the Silly Shell. The children have been designing new shells for Norman using repeating patterns, they have made parachutes for him and even boats out of different materials and tested to see if they float.

The children have continued to show great enthusiasm for our mini beast topic. They have been outside digging in the mud to find the bugs on the bug hunt tick sheet we provided for them. The children have been talking about the types of habitats the worms live in and why they live there.



We hope you have a wonderful weekend.

From the year R team.



Chinese New Year

Today we learnt all about Chinese New Year. We loved watching the dragon dances and were amazed by how many different colours are in the Chinese New Year Parade. We know that 2020 is the Year of the Rat and understand that there are 12 animals that each have a year named after them as they were the ones to successfully and quick cross the river.

We had great fun learning all about Chinese New Year, here are some photos of us!

Our Kindness Liturgy!

Thank you to all the families that joined us in celebrating our liturgy. The children did exceptionally well at remembering their lines, actions and all the words to the songs.

Here are some photos of the children acting out the story of The Good Samaritan as well as the children sharing what they do to show kindness.


We hope you all have a great week.

From the year R team.

Our learning this week!

This week we have enjoyed measuring amounts. We talked about full, half full, nearly empty and empty. The children then explored this in their discovery time using this language.

The children have also been retelling parts of the Superworm story by looking at a picture and writing a caption.

Please continue to read with your children at home. Their books will be changed next week during their phonics lessons.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

From the Year R team.

Welcome back to Spring Term!

We hope you all had a lovely Christmas break. The children have settled back into routine so well and have been working so hard.

We have started our Mini beasts topic by looking at the book Superworm. The children have enjoyed writing ‘wow words’ to describe the bugs in the story as well as designing their own bug and giving it a name.

In maths we have been looking at comparing amounts by saying which has ‘fewer’ which has ‘more’. The children have been able to use this language during discovery time and explain what it means. Please carry on this at home perhaps when doing the shopping looking at different bags of fruit or veg.

The children have also started in their new phonics groups. They have been given a book suitable for their reading ability and the sounds they are currently focusing on. If your child receives a book that they have already had please continue to read the book as it will build on their fluency.

Our year group liturgy is on Tuesday 21st January at 10.30am in the school hall. All families are welcome to join.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

From the year R team.