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Teachers Teaching Assistants
Mrs E Whitney  Mrs L Curtis
Miss G May   


Current Topic

Our topic for Term 2 is ‘Whizz, Bang, Pop!’. We will be learning about Guy Fawkes and nocturnal animals - including their features and habitats.

Reminders and Routine

Children will need to have a water bottle and fruit snack in school each day. Please ensure that all personal items are named – especially jumpers and cardigans!

We would encourage children to share a story at home daily to help develop a love for reading. Children should be encouraged to develop their independence by doing as much for themselves as possible. This can include putting on their own coat, changing their shoes, tidying away their belongings and toys and helping their grown ups at home.


Our PE Day will be Tuesday. Children should come into school in their PE Kit on this day each week.

Learning News

In school, we are beginning to develop and apply the new phonic skills we are learning. Many children are now hearing sounds in words and using their sound mats to support them in applying this skill in their writing. Thank you for practising phonics at home - it is having a really positive impact!

12th November 2020

We have been learning about the significance of the poppy at this time of year. In our free flow time, we have been making thank you cards and working together to make a poppy stained class window. During our guided group time, we have been labelling and writing about the poppy. Our teachers are very impressed with our phonics!


16th November 2020

This week is World Nursery Rhyme Week. We have started making our own Humpty Dumpties using eggs which we will need to look after carefully to make sure that they don't fall and crack! 

Humpty dumpty 4


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18th November 2020

This term we have been learning about nocturnal animals, their features and habitats. Last week, we worked in teams to design a den for a nocturnal animal. We had to think about which materials we thought would work best and then draw a plan for our dens.

In DT this week we have been creating our dens for our nocturnal animal. We have worked together to make them and we are looking forward to seeing if they withstand the wind (hairdryer) and rain (spray bottle) in the next few days! 

DT Den Photos24th November 2020

In PE, we have been practising our ball skills - throwing, catching and rolling. This week, we are beginning to apply our skills in the context of a team game. We are learning how to wait for our turn, work together in a group and encourage others to join in!


Phonics and Early Reading Workshop - parts 1 & 2

Part 1

Part 2

Phonics and Early Reading Workshop - Presentation


Websites to support learning

Phonics Play 

Tricky word phase Two SongAlphabet Rap!

Cbeebies Numeracy


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