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Week commencing 18th November 2019

Topic - This week we'll be making rockets, as Baby Bear needs some help with his.  We'll also be tasting space food and watching how astronauts manage to eat. 

Phonics - We'll be learning u, l and ss this week.

Maths - We're moving on to counting to 10 this week so if you could practise counting up and down the stairs or counting houses down the street, that would be great!

Week commencing 11th November 2019

Topic - We're excited to be starting our new topic this week

WHATEVER NEXT! will be nestled in THE MAGICAL STORYBOX so we'll be talking all things SPACE.

Phonics We'll be learning the actions for h.b and f this week

Maths - We started learning number bonds to 5 last week, this is going really well so we will be consolidating this knowledge this week.

Week commencing 4th November 2019


This week, we will be celebrating Bonfire Night and Divali so we won't start our new topic until next week.  Get ready to enjoy the festival of lights and learn a bit more a out why we set off rockets at this time of year.  As well as all that, our Remembrance Day learning in RE on Thursday will make it a lovely busy week.

Week commencing 10th October 2019

Topic - THE MAGICAL STORYBOX has seeds and soil in it this week so we will be growing cress for an investigation throughout the week. We'll also be making some seed art and using tweezers to look carefully at sunflower heads.  

Phonics - We'll be learning o with Octopus, Octopus, c with The Crunching Munching Caterpillar and K with Ketchup on your Cornflakes.

Maths - We'll be looking at one more and one less, we'll be calling it the number before and the number after.


Week commencing 7th October 2019

Thank you so much for your support with our coffee morning, we raised £120 for MacMillan.

Topic - THE MAGICAL STORY BOX has some games inside so we'll be asking the children about the games they know and the games they amy have watched teams playing. We'll be making a team kit and flag.

Phonics - we'll be learning  m with Munch, d with Sam and Dave dig a Hole and G with Gruff the Grump.

Maths - We'll be writing 1-5 and recognising them in different situations.

Week commencing 30th September 

Topic - Grandpa is using an orange handkerchief to remind him about his birthday.  We will be celebrating all week, with a party of our own. We'll be making party hats and sandwiches, and don't forget our GRANDPARENTS' EVENT when we'll be holding a MacMillan coffee morning, so please join us.

Phonics This week, our sounds are p with Pirate Pete, i with Incy Wincy Spider and n with Emergency (practise your nee-naw)

Maths  - We'll be working withe the NUMBERBLOCKS and finding sets of objects.



Week commencing 23rd September

Topic - This week, Grandpa makes a pirate hat out of a pink handkerchief so we'll be learning about pirates this week.  We'll be making treasure maps and telescopes and saying 'Arrr' a lot.

Phonics - We'll be starting Storytime Phonics this week, learning s with Jake the Snake, a with The Big Sneeze and t with The Tip-Tap cat.

Maths - We're still working with 1-5 but this week, we'll be matching and writing the numbers.

Week commencing 16th September 2019

Topic - We're starting  GRANDPA'S HANDKERCHIEF today so the children will be seeing our MAGICAL STORYBOX for the first time. We'll be talking about trains and journeys, making maps and describing what we can see from the window.

Phonics - We will be continuing with our listening and saying sounds activities this week, ready for our new books to commence next week.

Maths - We will be starting with counting items to 5 and matching the numbers to groups.



We'll be spending the next two weeks getting to know one another properly and settling into our lovely Foundation Unit.  We will also be learning all about our school rules:

  • Be kind and thoughtful
  • Be safe and responsible
  • Celebrate difference
  • Be polite and listen
  • Work and learn together

As well as looking at all the areas in the unit and learning how to share them and play together, we will be learning the 'pants rule' and where we need to be if the fire alarm were to sound.  We have lots of new routines to learn too...keep your eye out for the Phonics Fairy and Tricky Troll!  

Parents, if you have anything you need to discuss about your child's settling in, please come and have a chat, we'd love to help.