What a busy week we have had. We have been hearing all about Elmer the elephant and his friends and thinking of words to describe him. In maths we have been copying and making up our own patterns and putting elephants in order of size. We have been looking at fiction and non fiction texts and have enjoyed using the large apparatus in PE to show different ways of moving.

This week we will be basing our learning around the story Walking In The Jungle.



We have had another busy week in Class R. On Monday our activities were centred around Bonfire Night and the children made up some lovely dances with the fireworks that they had made. We made up some fantastic group poems, which I have attached. On Wednesday we learned about Diwali and on Thursday and Friday we learned about Remembrance Day. We went with our buddies to the hall and did lots of activities  – some photos are attached.

This week we are learning all about Elmer the elephant.  Thank you to all the children that completed the weekly maths challenge – it is great to share this.

How you can help your child this week:  Help your child to learn how to put on their coat and do it up.

Fireworks poem 1        Fireworks poem 4                 Fireworkspoem 2                Fireworkspoem 3


We have had a busy week thinking about colour and shape. We have made pictures in the style of Matisse and Kandinsky and have been on a shape hunt around school. We have had fun discovering new ways of moving in PE and have been busy building words and sentences.

This week we will be thinking about Bonfire Night and Remembrance Day. We will focus on pattern in maths.

Please can your child remember their book bag each day, as we do not always check words on the same day.

How you can help your child this week:  talk about words that describe fireworks – whizz, bang, pop, fizzle etc.








All set for another half term! We had a lovely first half term and the children are settling in really well. This half term we will encourage the children to walk round to class R in the morning without their buddies.

We have an exciting half term ahead of us. We will be basing our learning around the stories of Elmer, the Tinga Tinga tales and the Nativity. I attach the half term overview.

Your child should have come home with their first set of words and a reading book. We encourage the children to read every night and I would be grateful if you could record this in their reading record book . They receive a certificate for every 25 books read. We will endeavour to check your child’s words every week and issue new ones when they are learned. We continue with daily Letters and Sounds activities at school.

Also new this Half Term are our Maths Challenges. These support the learning in the class for that week. I attach these below.

I am really looking forward to Monday and the start of our exciting next half term.


Maths Challenges Autumn term 2018



We have had a fantastic week learning all about the story of The Runaway Chapati.  We have retold the story, made sound effects for it, made a great collage and made a story map. We continue to have our daily Letters and Sounds and in PE we have been using the apparatus to show different kinds of movement – there were some amazing ideas!

This week our learning will be based around the story of Handa’s Surprise.

I look forward to seeing you at Parents Evenings next week.

Our Learner of the week this week is Lydia. She is always ready to learn and she plays and shares well with others.





We have had a great week learning all about The Little Red Hen. We have made our own bread (which I hope you could sample!), created story maps of the story, used a programmable Bee Bot to travel to the characters in the story and have looked closely at Autumn seeds.

Next week we will be looking at the story of The Runaway Chapati.