Monthly Archives: February, 2020

Welcome back after half term!

The children have settled straight back into their excellent learning this week.

We have started our new topic which is animals. We began by introducing the book Dear Zoo. We then told the children the very sad news that Mr Cunningham does not want any animals to visit the school. So the children decided to write letters to him to try and convince him to let us! Children asked for cats, dogs, rabbits and chicks. Hopefully we can persuade him and have some visitors soon!

The children have also begun to learn about the different types of habitats of animals and why they like to live in particular environments. We went on a very muddy welly walk to go and collect lots of different natural objects to make our own habitats in the classroom.

On Ash Wednesday the children had a small service in our classrooms led by Mr Cunningham and Miss Keogh where the children received ashes on their foreheads and said a prayer. The children then reenacted this during their discovery time thinking about the meaning of the service.


In maths we have been focusing on positional language. When playing with your children at home please could you encourage them to use words such as on top, next to, in between, under and inside to describe the positions of different objects.

Have a lovely weekend

From the year R team.

The last 2 weeks of term

We have had such an eventful last few weeks!

We had a visit from a drama company… they took us on an adventure to Australia, we met many of the wildlife there and had to hide from a cheeky crocodile who didn’t like children! The children had a fantastic time.

On Thursday 6th February the children dressed up as their favourite animal to raise money for The Stubbington Ark. We managed to raise £71.00 and met the fundraising manger at the Ark who showed her appreciation for what the money could do to support them on looking after unwanted animals.

Finally, on STEM day the children got to explore the changes that happen when we make biscuits and how all the ingredients combine to make dough and then to an actual biscuit when it is cooked in the oven. The children really enjoyed the process of making biscuits, we are sure the enjoyed eating them after too!