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What are we doing this week?


Life cycles continued…

The last week of this half term is already upon us, where has the time gone? This week we will be continuing with our work on butterfly and chicken life cycles. The children are really engaging with these topics and I look forward to continuing with it after half term.

We will be doing Forest school on Wednesday or Thursday this week. Please make sure that your child has a set of old clothes in on Wednesday. We will also be (hopefully) using our new Forest school kitchen this week – so be prepared for some very excited children.

In maths we will be rounding off everything that we have covered so far this term.


I hope you all have a lovely half term next week and I look forward to seeing you all back on Tuesday 5th June.



The life cycle of a butterfly

The countdown is finally over – we are off to the Butterfly farm!!

This week we will be finding out about butterflies and caterpillars through a visit to the Stratford Butterfly Farm on Monday and follow up work during the rest of the week.

We will also be introducing the lifecycle of a chicken to the class this week with the introduction of an incubator into class and 6 lovely little eggs!!

The maths focus will be pattern and symmetry and we will be using our measuring skills to measure our growing cress. A very busy week!




Plant Growth

I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful long weekend?

When we return on Tuesday we will be looking at ‘plant growth’. We will be exploring the wide variety of plants around the school as well as planting some of our own.

The maths focus this week is going to be number formation above 10. We will also be continuing with problem solving using numbers between 1 and 20.

Forest school will play a big part in this week’s theme and will continue on Thursday – do not forget the old clothes if they are not yet in school.

We will be starting some of our transition work this week to help your children move successfully from class 1 to class 2. On Tuesday the children will be joined by Mrs Salisbury in the morning and Mrs Charles in the afternoon.



Human Growth & Jack and the Beanstalk

This week we will be finishing off our work on ‘human growth’ and having fun with the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.


In maths we will be looking at 2D and 3D shapes and using them for a variety of activities. We will also be continuing to count above 20 and we will continue to work on counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.


Unfortunately the weather was terrible on Friday and so we did not get to start Forest school. Forest school will be on Thursday afternoon this week. Do not forget those old clothes!!





Human Growth


This week we will be focusing on human growth. We will be learning the main stages of life along with how we grow and what we need – a healthy lifestyle. We will be exploring parts of the body and talking about the variety of food groups that are needed in order for our body to work well.


The focus in maths is doubling and halving and we will also be introducing the concept of division through sharing.


We will be starting our Summer term Forest School on Friday. It would be great if your child could bring in a set of old clothes (labelled) to change into.




Let's get growing!


Welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely Easter and the children had a well deserved rest.

We are jumping straight back into the swing of things this week by finding out about their Easter Holiday and introducing the new topic of growth. I will be finding out what they already know and what they would like to find out about this term.

As part of the initial work on growth we will be exploring what is alive and what is not alive and talking about the 5 key requirements that make something living.

In maths we will be revising numbers to 20 and continuing with teaching correct number formation.

Please note that this is going to be a very exciting term and you are always more than welcome to pop into class after school to see what is growing. Please please please take up this opportunity as often as you can.