We have had a lovely first week back. We have blasted off into space and have thought of questions that we would like answered in our topic this term – these are attached. We have started to watch some clips of Tim Peake in space and have re-enacted the story of Whatever Next in our space role play area. We are starting to learn about 3D shapes and have written some letters saying why we would like to become astronauts.

This week we will be learning all about the planets. If your child could bring in cardboard kitchen roll tubes and egg boxes so that we can make rockets, it would be much appreciated.





I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas. We had great fun in the last week of term with our Christmas party, Bedtime Stories (with guest appearance from Father Christmas, who read us a story and answered our questions), the wonderful Nativity and our fun Christmas activities. Thank you very much on behalf of all of us for your generous gifts.

This term sees a change from my yearly overview. I was told that there is a lovely Fairytale area at Moors Valley, so I have swapped the Space and Once Upon A Time topics around, so that we can have a visit to Moors Valley when the weather might be better in the Spring. This will mean that we have two trips this year (Moors Valley and the Sea Life Centre in June).

I have attached the half termly overview for our Space topic and also the maths challenges for this half term. Thank you so much to those of you that do these – it reinforces our learning and really helps the children.

If you would like to read to the children, I am starting a ‘Guest Reader’ list.  If you would like to come and read to us on a Friday afternoon at 3:00pm, please come and sign up. We would be very grateful.

I wish you all a Happy New Year and I look forward to seeing you in January.

Overview For Spring Term 1 space 2019

Weekly Maths Challenges Spring 1

We have had such a busy few weeks. Our recent learning has all been centred around the Nativity story and our role play has been the stable. We have been delivering Santas presents to houses in order of number and have been weighing and measuring presents. We have made paper chains in colour patterns and yesterday we made some tasty Christmas biscuits to serve to our Grandparents at the Singalong this afternoon. The children have also made a great job of decorating our tree!! We look forward to our Nativity, Christmas party and Bedtime Stories next week.



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.