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What we are learning about this term.

Lifecycles and Journeys

This term we are learning about the lifecycles of different animals and plants, in particular the lifecycle of a chick. In our journeys topic we will be looking a different types of transport from the past to modern day, talking about what journeys we make and how we get there.


Subject Focus.

During Summer term we are looking at 'Lifecycles' and 'Journeys'

Our key quality texts are-

  • Things with Wings. With this book we discover insects, bats and birds of all shapes and sizes. This stunning book with wonderfully detailed photographs is a brilliant introduction to winged animals. The simple text allows us to look at the features of non-fiction texts, such as the index, glossary, captions, labels and many more literary features.

  • The Extraordinary Gardener. A charming story about the important of nature and community, teaching us that if we work hard enough our dreams really can come true!
    Joe is a boy just like any other, but Joe loves to imagine. Joe lives in a pretty ordinary tower block, in a rather ordinary city. His world is rather grey. However, he spends his time imagining a wonderful world filled with exotic plants and unusual animals. Once day Joe decides to plant a seed on his balcony, he waits and waits but nothing happens!
    Joe gives up and goes back to his daily life, but one day when he least expects it he spots that the seed has turned into the most beautiful tree. Joe begins caring for the tree and growing lots of other plants on his balcony and soon everyone in the neighbourhood is getting involved.

  • Naughty Bus. A young boy receives a toy bus as a present and has great fun exploring the world with his new toy which turns out to be quite a naughty bus – or is it the boy being naughty?!! This is a very unusual picture book with a story told through close up photography and mainly narrated by the toy bus. Very cleverly recreating children’s imaginative play this book is great fun to share with your child and to use as a springboard for their own play ideas.

  • Air Miles. A poignant book about new horizons and saying goodbye. Miles is a difficult dog who loves to ride in his motor car. He's growing older, but a new challenge awaits when he takes to the skies. A picture book of beauty, infinite possibility, and love, which explores loss and grief in subtle and comforting ways.

  • The Three Billy Goat’s Gruff is a famous Norwegian folktale that will charm any child. A mean, hungry troll lives under a bridge. He’s hungry for a meal and would love to snatch and eat any goat attempting to cross his bridge. How can the three goats get across safely? They must be clever!





Parent information.

Please ensure that you bring your child's school reading book bag back into school daily as this will be used to bring home important letters and it will keep our reading books safe. Reading books are changed every Friday.

Our PE day is Thursday. On this day we come into school in our PE kit ready for our PE sessions outside.

Children will be completing outdoor learning activities planned and led by members of the class teaching team.

We are requesting that on their Outdoor learning day, children come into school with their normal blouse / shirt and jumper/cardigan but wear appropriate trousers for outdoors. It is essential that they also come with a waterproof coat/jacket and a plastic bag containing wellies or walking boot style shoes / old trainers.

Outdoor learning for Reception class will take place on Tuesday afternoons (please see newsletter for specific dates).

Fruit, milk and water are available to your child throughout the school day.

Your child should bring in a water bottle that is sent home to be thoroughly cleaned each evening. 

How you can support us.

We value the learning partnerships with parents.  You can support your child's learning at home by:

  • reading with your child daily
  • accessing Reading Eggs
  • assisting them with reading and writing their busy box words
  • encouraging them to create simple sentences independently in their homework books
  • assisting with handwriting practice/formation
  • daily counting opportunities such as when climbing the stairs
  • using their number cards to support them with number recognition and place value
  • Talking with them about the world that surrounds them

Upcoming Events.

Details of forthcoming events will be available here.

Class Team.

Teacher- Mrs Bostock

Teaching Assistant- Mrs Parr & Mrs Webb

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