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Puffin Class


Class Teachers: Mrs Hafford and Mrs Hill

Nursery Nurse: Mrs Goodman

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Gainsborough and Miss Sargent


Welcome to Spring 2

Welcome to the second half of Spring term! Last half term the children enjoyed learning about the people who help us and they particularly enjoyed the many visitors who came into school. Leading on from this learning we started thinking about our British Values in terms of how we all try to help each other. This got us thinking about what it means to be British, in particularly finding out what we know about the monachy, especially our Queen. We also enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year and China last half term so now we're ready to learn about our own country. Therefore, this half term the children will be learning about England, London and Queen Elizabeth II. The children have been invited to bring in any books or information they have about these areas.

Please remember that if at anytime you have a question to ask or a concern to raise, however trivial it may seem at the time, please do speak to us. There will always be a member of staff on the Reception gate in a morning and if they can't answer your question or concern at the time they will take note of it and someone will contact you during the day.

Maths focus

Week beginning 25.2.19: The children will be finding out 1 less than numbers up to 20 and they will be counting back from 20.

Week beginning 4.3.19: The children will be comparing weight using the language of heavier and lighter. They will then progress to weighing items using non-standard units, e.g. how many cubes does a potato weigh?

Week beginning: 11.3.19: 3D shape (cube, cuboid, cone, sphere and cylinder). Can the children name the shapes? Can they describe them? (how many corners, faces, do they roll/slide?) When looking at a kitchen roll, what shape does it look like? (cylinder) etc.

Week beginning 18.3.19: Reading numbers 11 - 15, counting to 20 and ordering numbers 0 - 20, 1 more than a number to 20, adding two single digit numbers by counting on.

Week beginning 25.3.19: Recognising the value of coins, adding the value of two coins up to 10p, counting in 1p coins, doubling numbers to 5, counting back from 20 and saying the number that is 1 less than ...

Please note: 

  • The chidren will need to bring their PE kit (t-shirt and shorts) into school. They will leave their PE kit in school until we send them home with it at the end of the half term. They do not need trainers until after Easter.
  • Please can we take this opportunity to ask parents to ensure all their child's clothing is labelled with their name. 
  • Drinking water throughout the day is really important so can children please ensure they bring their named school water bottle in everyday.
  • Our library day is Monday. Please can children return their books so that they can change them.
  • Please ensure your child brings their zip wallet with reading book, reading record, sound book and challenge book everyday. Please record when your child reads to you in the blue reading record.
  • Please check this page and our school's Facebook page for regular updates on what we are learning about and important messages.
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